Addressing Donald Trump’s admission that he sees nothing wrong with foreign governments offering dirt on political opponents — saying he “would take it” — CNN’s Alisyn Camerota bluntly stated the president learned nothing from the Mueller investigation.
During an ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos, the president told him that he didn’t consider foreign assistance to be wrong by labeling it as “opposition research.”
Joined by New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman, host Camerota seemed both stunned and angry.
“The president didn’t enjoy the past three years of investigation from [special counsel] Robert Mueller, yet he’s willing to do it again,” Camerota began, but added an incredulous, “He’s learned nothing.”
“His statement is ‘no collusion, no obstruction of justice’,” Haberman replied. “So it’s no collusion, but it would have been okay if we did. This message, the whole thing they have been saying about the Trump Tower meeting, every attempted contact by Russians with the campaign during 2016 was ‘we didn’t know, we were political neophytes’. Now we know.”
“You have the president now saying, ‘so what? what’s the big deal?’ You had his son-in-law in an interview with Axios say [about] would you let the FBI know this time around about the meeting, ‘You know, I don’t know — I’m not going to engage in a hypothetical’.”
“It doesn’t seem like lessons have been learned,” Haberman conceded. “This is no longer just about Russia — it’s about any foreign country.”
Ocasio-Cortez says the electoral college system is a racist scam
"Many votes here as you can see," Ocasio-Cortez said, showing a vast empty landscape. "Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country."
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez injected humor into her commentary on the Electoral College, which she posted on Instagram Monday night, but her message was serious: the 232-year-old system which allowed Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump to win their elections with less support from voters than their Democratic opponents, gives precedence to white people's votes over those of people of color.
The progressive New York Democrat narrated a video taken from a car driving through a stretch of an empty desert road, showing no houses, cars, people, or businesses—saying the image illustrated why the Electoral College should be abolished in favor of of a "one person, one vote" system.
Scientist who correctly predicted 2018 midterms says Democrats can win 18 more seats in 2020
The political scientist who correctly predicted the 2018 elections says Democrats left seats on the table in the midterms -- and can win them in 2020.
Rachel Bitecofer, assistant director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, was interviewed by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on "The Last Word."
"Could you explain to the viewers how it is you determine what it was that actually did win a given congressional district?" O'Donnell asked. "When there is this common belief that, oh, well, the Democrats ran because the Republicans threatened their health care and so some swing voters switched over from Republican voting to democratic voting."
Maddow reveals how Chinese group Falun Gong went from disrupting events to running a shadow campaign for Trump
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday detailed the remarkable journey of the group Falun Gong shifting from disrupting White House events to dominating the conversation on Facebook.
Maddow hilariously recounted the "major embarrassment" for the George W. Bush White House when a protester interrupted remarks by President of China Hu Jintao.
The protester was credentialed to cover the event for the Epoch Times, which is controlled by Falun Gong.
"Well, NBC News has a scoop out today about that group, about how that paper, the Epoch Times has transformed itself a lot in the Trump era. It’s a real revelation, this reporting from NBC News," Maddow said. "I mean, Epoch Times and its media group, they’ve made themselves into a whole new thing entirely and in a very big way."