One of the lesser known details in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is that President Donald Trump did not just attempt to shut down the investigation into himself, but he also attempted to kill the investigation into how Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, a national security expert explained on MSNBC.
MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes drew attention to a part of the report mentioning former Trump campaign manager Cory Lewandoski, “which has not gotten a lot of attention.”
“According to Lewandowski, Trump asked him to bring a note telling Jeff Sessions to give a speech that would say the following,” Hayes noted.
“Now a group of people want to subvert the Constitution of the United States,” Sessions was supposed to say in the speech. “I am going to meet with the special prosecutor to explain this is very unfair and let the special prosecutor move forward with election meddling for future elections so it can’t help in future elections.”
“This is an attempt to shut down the whole thing,” Hayes said.
“This is an attempt, not just to shut down the investigation into him, into Trump, but also an attempt to shut down the investigation into the Russian hacking,” Wheeler noted.
“No one gets this. No one gets that in the summer of 2017 at the same time that Trump had just met for the first time with Vladimir Putin in this kind of crazy meeting in the G-20,” she explained. “He went to Lewandowski — dictated to him — it’s right there in the report and made him write it down and Lewandowski was like, ‘he’s never dictated anything to me before.'”
“He makes him write it down and in that paper, he says, go tell Sessions to shut down the investigation into the Russians who hacked us in 2016. Mueller can investigate what’s going to happen, 2018 and 2020, but not in 2016,” Wheeler noted. “That’s crazy and no one knows that Trump tried to shut down the entire investigation, not just his side, but the Russian side as well.”
GOP senator offended LDS community after likening Trump to a ‘selfless’ Book of Mormon hero: report
Politics and religion are colliding out west after comments a Republican senator made while stumping for the president.
"Sen. Mike Lee drew criticism from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week after comparing President Donald Trump to Captain Moroni, a heroic and selfless figure in the Book of Mormon," The Arizona Republic reported Friday evening.
"To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni," Lee (R-UT) said, pointing to Trump. "He seeks not power, but to pull it down. He seeks not the praise of the world or the ‘fake news,’ but he seeks the well-being and the peace of the American people."
Al Franken warns voters Mitch McConnell ‘is not as charming as he looks’ on HBO’s ‘Real Time’
Former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) showed off the sense of rumor that put him on "Saturday Night Live" during a Friday night appearance on HBO's "Real Time" with Bill Maher.
The two politically-minded comedians had a fascinating debate on what would happen if President Donald Trump refuses to leave office on January 20, 2021.
Franken said that would be a good thing, as it would mean Trump lost and would be escorted from the premises. Maher, however, had far less faith in America's institutions.
The two agreed to disagree on the topic.
Franken urged viewers to vote for Democrats in Senate races, warning that if Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) remains in power he would block everything a potential Joe Biden administration might try to accomplish.
HBO’s Bill Maher takes on ‘Trump thugs’ and super-spreader rallies in final ‘Real Time’ before the election
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher reviewed the latest news on the Friday night before 2020 election.
"Four days until the election," he noted. "As Stormy Daniels once said, 'Let's just get this over with!'"
He noted the huge turnout and said, "the Supreme Court said some of the votes may even be counted."
"Trump has not been this scared of the mail since the draft," he joked.
Maher also took on the "Trump thugs" and counseled voters on an obscene comment they could say to MAGA poll watchers.
The host also discussed Trump's super-spreader events and the COVID-19 outbreak in the White House.