On MSNBC Saturday, Vicky Ward, the author of “Kushner Inc.,” emphasized how important it is to focus on President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, whose own potential legal issues have yet to be exposed.
Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, noted Ward, “have a totally antithetical mindset. They believe rules are for other people.” And former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly urged Trump to get rid of them, for all their potential to damage the administration, but Trump “couldn’t pull the trigger” due to his daughter’s influence over him.
Ward noted that Ivanka “owned her own fashion brand” while advising the White House, and that her agenda “seems to be guided by so much self-interest.”
When asked why Ivanka had not been summoned to testify by House Democrats as her brother Donald Trump Jr. is being subpoenaed to do, Ward said that there was in fact oversight of her coming down the pipe — and rightly so.
“I think it’s very clear from a lot of questions that, particularly the Judiciary Committee sent out to 81 people, there were an extraordinary number of questions about Ivanka, and actually about Kushner companies and Jared’s businesses on that,” said Ward. “It’s actually my hope that Congress, in a way, starts really focusing and digging down on the money trail. Including that of Ivanka and the businesses and that of Jared Kushner companies, businesses.”
“That is a slightly different path from all the focus on Russia,” Ward continued. “I think Robert Mueller found quite a lot of things that were extraneous to the matter of whether or not there was coordination of obstruction of justice, and he has farmed some of the witness testimony that he was presented out to places like the Southern District of New York. But Congress is aware, and I think they need to, really methodically now, go and look.”
“It’s like Watergate,” she said. “Follow the money.”
Furious Dem lawmaker blows up on Trump over his Iran war escalation: ‘What the hell did he think was going to happen?’
On Saturday, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), a 2020 candidate for president, told MSNBC's Alex Witt that the rapidly escalating tensions between the United States and Iran are President Donald Trump's fault — and explained how he would do things differently if he is elected.
"Before we get to the debate, I just want to ask you, if you were the president right now, how would you be addressing the situation with Iran?" asked Witt. "Do you think you would try to de-escalate the tensions and move forward in some fashion? Have you given some thought to that?"
"Of course you want to de-escalate it," said Ryan. "The war in the Middle East at this point, in addition to what's going on in Iraq and Syria and all of the other activity there, would be a disaster."
Trump’s ‘devastating’ internal polls are a red flag that he’s doomed in 2020: political analyst
On Saturday, The Nation writer John Nichols told MSNBC that President Donald Trump's new internal polls showing him losing key states are "devastating" — and show why his path to re-election may be slipping out of his grasp.
"I would just emphasize these polls are more than a wake-up call. They're pretty devastating numbers," said Nichols. "We can get excited about a close race in Texas or even some good numbers out of Florida. But remember that for Donald Trump, the key is the Great Lakes states."
"What these internal polls tell us parallels what we're seeing from publicly done polling in those regions," said Nichols. "Two things very significant. Number one, there is an energized Democratic base, more energized, it appears, than 2016. And additionally one subset of this that's a really big deal, major issue for Trump, and that is that in the rural areas where Democrats severely underperformed in 2016, it's what we are seeing in the public polls and I suspect top line numbers from what we're seeing in other places suggest we're seeing rural areas begin to tick back up for Democrats going to that 40 percent number."
Trump perfectly trolled with Obama’s stock market success after president warns of crash without him
Reporting on one of Donald Trump's Saturday tweets -- where the president darkly warned that the stock market would collapse if he is not re-elected -- a financial reporter for Bloomberg slyly pointed out that Trump financial successes since he became president are "middling" -- and that his predecessor was more successful.
According to Bloomberg's Roz Krasny, "President Donald Trump, gearing up for the official start of his 2020 campaign, warned that the U.S. would face an epic stock market crash if he’s not re-elected," noting his tweet stated, "The Trump Economy is setting records, and has a long way up to go....However, if anyone but me takes over in 2020 (I know the competition very well), there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before! KEEP AMERICA GREAT."