During a panel discussion on Donald Trump’s latest attacks on former White House counsel Don McGahn — accusing him of lying to special counsel Robert Mueller to make himself look good — a CNN analyst suggested the president may come to regret his comments.
Speaking with CNN fill-in host Alex Marquardt, every member of the panel said there was no way that McGahn would lie while under oath when he spoke with Justice Department officials.
According to former national security prosecutor Joseph Moreno, Trump was foolish to bring McGahn up again in the ABC interview.
“This is so interesting because normally when you’re under investigation or in this case possible impeachment you want to move things past,” the bemused Moreno explained. ” You want to do what the Republicans are saying’ case closed.’ The president seems to relish in bringing this up, and not only that: Don McGahn holds a really vital position in terms of what he knows, so for the president of all people to be calling him out and effectively calling him a liar, that’s a terrible strategy.”
Former CIA analyst Phil Mudd then joined the pile-on adding, “I left government years ago. If the CIA told me I couldn’t testify — If the White House tells Don McGahn he can’t testify — if I were him I would say you just impugned my integrity.”
“I think McGahn is going to appear publicly at some point and it won’t go well for the president,’ he warned.
Trump’s ‘aberrant’ Omar excuse is the same ‘two-step’ he did when former Ku Klux Klan Grandwizard endorsed him: CNN contributor
On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," contributor Ron Brownstein reacted with outrage to President Donald Trump's attempts to disown his supporters' racist chants of "Send Her Back!" regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) while at a rally in Greenville, North Carolina.
"Let me read a tweet that generated a lot of reaction, a tweet that you posted," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "It goes like this. 'If 20 high school students chanted this at a classmate how many would be expelled? If 20 employees yelled this at a colleague how many would be fired? If 20 Army soldiers aimed this at a platoon mate how many would be discharged? How much of US will accept this as a new standard?' You got a lot of reaction from that."
CNN’s Jim Acosta on ‘Send Her Back’ chants: Trump is trying to ‘gaslight his way out of this mess’
On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta gave Wolf Blitzer a harsh assessment of President Donald Trump's attempts to disown the chants of "Send Her Back!" directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at his rally in North Carolina the previous day.
"President Trump is now gaslighting his way out of the mess he started with his racist tweets," said Acosta. "Today, the president claimed he tried to put a stop to the 'Send Her Back!' chants coming from his crowd in North Carolina last night, but that's not true. Unlike the president, the video doesn't lie."
Former House Speaker John Boehner thinks his Republican Party has ‘changed’
In a Thursday panel discussion on CNN, former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) lamented that it seems his political party has changed a lot since he left office just four years ago.
When asked about Trump's racist tweets that attacked four Congresswomen of color, he said there isn't room for this in America.
"People can describe them any way they want, I don’t think there’s room in America, society for these kinds of chants, this kind of conversation, it doesn’t belong in our politics," Boehner said. "It’s reflective of how divided America has become. I was brought up it doesn’t cost anything to be nice. You can disagree without being disagreeable."