MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace blasted Attorney General Bill Barr Wednesday for lying during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“I’m not going to dance around this: He’s lying,” Wallace told host Brian Williams. “He’s lying about what the Mueller report finds about one of the critical flash points in the obstruction investigation.”
It’s a hefty accusation, but Wallace was prepared to back up her claim.
“One of the incidents that was investigated, by Robert Mueller and his obstruction investigators, was the attempted firing of the Special Counsel. It was one of the incidents that was under investigation into, really, days before Mueller wrapped up,” she said. “He’s quibbling with whether ‘removing’ Mueller and ‘firing’ him is the same thing” Wallace said, flabbergasted.
“Here’s how Donald Trump talked about removing-slash-firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller,” Wallace reported, as she began to read several of the five examples from the Mueller report of President Donald Trump talking about firing – not removing – Robert Mueller.
“‘Chris Christie recalled a telephone conversation with the President in which the President asked what Christie thought about the president firing – firing, not removing – the Special Counsel,’” Wallace read.
Wallace also read some of now-former White House Counsel Don McGahn’s testimony, in which Trump tried “to make McGahn fire him,” she noted.
She then noted testimony from former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, who says, “the President asked me to do some crazy shit,” Wallace read, apologizing for the foul language.
“I’m sorry to swear, but I think we’ve got an Attorney General lying about what is in the Mueller report around what was the most investigated flash points in the obstruction investigation. And my question again, is, ‘Why?'”
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 1, 2019
New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion
New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.
Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.
Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."
Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.
Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.
Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.
Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!
‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener
Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."
"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.
"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.
She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."