On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci dialed up his attacks on President Donald Trump, calling him mad with power and urging the Republican Party to ditch him and come to their senses.
“Do you think this is — I think you’ve used the word deterioration, I don’t want to put words in your mouth,” said Cooper. “You talk about he’s not, you know, I don’t know the sports analogy because I’m terrible at sports, he’s not doing as well. The fastball slowed down. Do you believe that is a degeneration of something in him, or just politically he’s misreading stuff?”
“It’s a combination of things. Okay?” said Scaramucci, who served just ten days in the White House before being fired for his obscene comments about then-White House adviser Steve Bannon. “It’s drunk on power, as we know, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Everyone is scared of him. There is nobody inside the White House giving him the right advice.”
“You know, I had my issues with General [John] Kelly,” continued Scaramucci. “Let me tell you, this went way downhill after General Kelly left … after General Kelly left, this thing is on a descending slope because at the end of the day, no one will — he won’t take anybody’s advice, and if you’re a good journalist or great journalist, go ask people in Washington, who does the president listen to? And the truth, the honest people say nobody. He listens to nobody.”
“But isn’t this Republican Party now his?” said Cooper. “It’s not the party of Reagan anymore.”
“No, no, no, it’s like I told John Berman, it’s like the green witch,” said Scaramucci. “Once you throw the water on the green witch and she starts melting, those soldiers can’t hate Dorothy, I’m sorry about this. We were behind the green witch because of her perception of power. Okay?”
“If they come to him in a unit, they know I’m right. Okay? Trust me. They know I’m right,” said Scaramucci. “They are just afraid to say it. Because they don’t want to get primaried and don’t want to get Trump Twitter lit up like the big cyberbully he is. They don’t want that stuff, but they have to dig deep now and think about the country. Think about America. Think about your grandparents.”
WATCH: Town hall crowd explodes into applause as New Jersey lawmaker announces he will vote for Trump impeachment
On Sunday morning CNN aired a clip of Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announcing before a town hall crowd on Saturday that he will vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump -- causing some of the audience members to explode into applause over his decision.
In the clip, the lawmaker explains, "Based on the evidence I have seen in the depositions, the hearings and the documents I've seen, I believe on the two counts of impeachment that the vote that has been put before us, that the vote should be yes, and I will be voting yes."
With that, the crowd burst into cheers with some leaping from their seats.
Fox News lying to defend Trump makes it a threat to US national security: CNN contributor
Fox News a threat to American democracy and national security, a CNN contributor explained on Saturday.
Garrett Graff was interviewed by CNN's Ana Cabrera about a new piece he wrote for Wired titled, "Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security."
"Monday’s split-screen drama, as the House Judiciary Committee weighed impeachment charges against President Trump and as the Justice Department’s inspector general released a 476-page report on the FBI’s handling of its 2016 investigation into Trump’s campaign, made one truth of the modern world inescapable: The lies and obfuscations forwarded ad infinitum on Fox News pose a dangerous threat to the national security of the United States," he wrote.
Lindsey Graham admits nothing will change his mind on Trump impeachment: ‘I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror’
In an interview with CNN International's Becky Anderson at the Doha Forum in Qatar, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) admitted he has no plans to look at the evidence compiled against Donald Trump from the House impeachment inquiry when it is referred to the Senate.
The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee explained that he wants the trial to be quick and that expects nothing to come of it, with the GOP solidly behind fighting impeachment of the president.
During the interview Graham stated, "This thing will come to the Senate, and it will die quickly, and I will do everything I can to make it die quickly."