Legendary Watergate reporter Bob Woodward disputed top Democrats’ claim that the Trump administration’s handling of the Mueller probe constitutes a constitutional crisis and directed Democrats to focus on more egregious wrongdoing, such as reports that President Donald Trump failed to pay his taxes for years and his actions on the global stage.
“It’s a constitutional confrontation, I don’t think it’s yet a crisis,” Woodward told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Woodward was responding to Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY) claim that the refusal to hand over the full un-redacted Mueller report constituted a crisis and the start of a tyranny in the US.
He noted that in addition to Trump not paying his taxes, a far more terrifying scenario than the failure to release the full Mueller report is Trump mishandling a global crisis.
Woodward warned of a “governing crisis” related to Trump’s governance on issues ranging from North Korea to Iran.
“All these balls in the air,” he said. “And they are being juggled by perhaps the most unsteady hands we’ve had in the American presidency, ever.”
"It's a constitutional confrontation, I don't think it's yet a crisis," says journalist Bob Woodward of the showdown between House Democrats and the White House over the release of the full version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. https://t.co/3q4EeO2rVq pic.twitter.com/K6xw1CUMzHADVERTISEMENT
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Trump fires his pollsters after campaign leaks show him losing in 11 battleground states
President Donald Trump is reportedly cutting ties with some of his pollsters after leaks from his campaign showed him losing in some battleground states.
NBC reported on Sunday that the firings came after someone leaked polls that indicated Trump is losing to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in 11 battleground states.
"A separate person close to the Trump re-election team told NBC News Saturday that the campaign will be cutting ties with some of its pollsters in response to the information leaks, although the person did not elaborate as to which pollsters would be let go," the report said.
Trump moves to take unchecked power: Article II of the Constitution ‘allows me to do whatever I want’
President Donald Trump insisted in a recent interview that he chose not to "go around firing everybody" during the Russia investigation because it did not "work out too well" for President Richard Nixon, who resigned from office. He also said that the U.S. Constitution allows him to do "whatever I want."
In an interview on ABC, host George Stephanopoulos noted that the special counsel's report said that Trump had ordered his White House counsel to fire Robert Mueller.
"Number one, I was never going to fire Mueller," Trump insisted. "I never suggested firing Mueller."
"That's not what [the special counsel] says," the ABC host interrupted.
Trump boasts voters will ‘demand’ he remain president after his second term ends in bonkers tweetstorm
In yet another attack on the New York Times and the Washington Post, Donald Trump suggested Americans will "demand" he stay on president after his second term concludes.
Taking to Twitter, Trump wrote, "A poll should be done on which is the more dishonest and deceitful newspaper, the Failing New York Times or the Amazon (lobbyist) Washington Post! They are both a disgrace to our Country, the Enemy of the People, but I just can’t seem to figure out which is worse? ."
He then added, "The good news is that at the end of 6 years, after America has been made GREAT again and I leave the beautiful White House (do you think the people would demand that I stay longer? KEEP AMERICA GREAT), both of these horrible papers will quickly go out of business & be forever gone!"