MSNBC’s Jeremy Bash said President Donald Trump’s foreign policy showed clearly that Russia had “leverage” over him.
Bash, who served as chief of staff at both the Department of Defense and the CIA, disagreed with other “Morning Joe” panelists who said Trump’s view on foreign policy was incoherent.
“I would say that the president actually is operating from a coherent perspective in that he totally pushes away intelligence, he doesn’t listen to it, and in every instance you can go down the line, his foreign policy is one where Russia has leverage over him,” Bash said. “It’s kind of inexplicable.”
Bash said Trump’s positions on Syria, Venezuela, NATO, the G-7 and 2016 election interference favor Vladimir Putin’s interests.
“That’s a pretty coherent worldview, and it’s totally at odds with what the U.S. intelligence community believes,” Bash said.
WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.
The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.
"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.
‘Our side is WINNING’: Elise Stefanik lashes out after Dem challenger Tedra Cobb’s fundraising surges
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) lashed out at critics on Saturday after gaining notoriety for interrupting the House impeachment proceedings.
Saturday morning, prominent Republican attorney George Conway blasted Stefanik as 'lying trash' -- and donated $2,800 to Tedra Cobb, Stefanik's Democratic challenger.
Radio host taken off air mid-show after replaying clip of him discussing Trump and Roy Cohn
Coverage of the conviction of longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone resulted in a radio show host being booted in the middle of his show -- that he's hosted for over five years.
"Craig Silverman, a former chief deputy district attorney in Denver and current radio host on the conservative 710 KNUS, was taken off the air midshow Saturday after replaying an old interview clip in which he expressed hesitations about President Donald Trump," The Denver Post reported Saturday.