President Donald Trump spent most of his interview with George Stephanopoulos blasting Special Counsel Robert Mueller, while he incorrectly quoted the report he published.
“I don’t care what he says. It doesn’t matter,” Trump said when Stephanopoulos cited the Mueller report. “He wanted to show everyone what a good counsel he was. Now, he may have gotten confused said with that fact that I’ve always said, ‘Robert Mueller was conflicted. He had numerous conflicts. One of them was the fact that he applied for to job to be the FBI director — the head of the FBI. And, by the way –”
Stephanopoulos stepped in to say that former top aide Steve Bannon said that it never happened.
“Steve Bannon wouldn’t know!” Trump raged. “Steve Bannon has no idea. [Mueller] was conflicted because we had a business transaction where I wouldn’t give him back a deposit he wanted–”
Stephanopoulos tried to intervene and note that Mueller addressed the claim, again, that Steve Bannon called it false.
“Steve Bannon wouldn’t know about it, or would hardly know about it,” Trump claimed. Given the news around it and the loose lips in the White House, chances are Bannon knows much more than the president anticipates.
Trump went on to say that Mueller had a good friendship with former FBI Director James Comey, which also called Mueller’s independence into question, he explained.
Mueller certainly knew and worked with Comey, but it was Republican Attorney General Bill Barr that Mueller and his wife were known to do things with.
Trump has spent much of the Mueller investigation working to discredit the investigators as being “never Trumpers.” Mueller’s report details only the facts of the findings. Yet, Trump maintains that the report both exonerated him, but is also invalid because of the “Deep State” attacks.
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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."