President Donald Trump might be alleging a “deep state conspiracy” or blaming Democrats for striking out against him, but as one analyst explained, it’s his own people behind these reports.
During an MSNBC discussion, Democratic strategist Tara Dowdell explained that it’s hardly any kind of conspiracy when Trump’s own people are reporting him for doing something illegal.
“All of the leaks, all of the information that we have currently about the corruption going on in the Trump Administration has come from Trump officials,” Dowdell told host Rev. Al Sharpton. “They’re the ones leaking this information. Democrats have been obstructed by the Trump Administration from almost every request for documents. We saw how Corey Lewandowski behaved in that hearing. So, what makes this even more compelling is it’s part of a pattern that people within Trump’s own administration are the ones that are exposing him. So, there’s nothing more compelling —”
Sharpton cut in: “Including his inspector general!”
“Including his own inspector general,” she agreed. “So, there’s nothing more compelling than that alone. Then we know that Trump has told 12,000 lies. That’s as of August. So, this administration is engaging in what they have continued to engage in and what frankly they’ve gotten away with, which is deny, deflect, distract, attack. That’s the mode they’re in. They’re in the distract and attack portion of that mode right now. And one other thing I would add is the biggest report on this has come from “The Wall Street Journal, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who is friends with Jared Kushner. He’s actually mentored Jared Kushner in the news publishing business. And they broke Stormy Daniels and a series of these stories. So, this is not a situation of smoke. This is a five-alarm blaze.”
Watch the take below:
CNN’s Cuomo obliterates GOP congressman who raided SCIF in impeachment hearing
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," Chris Cuomo brought on Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), one of the Republicans who participated in the raid on the secure room where the Intelligence Committee was conducting impeachment hearings. And Johnson's attempt to defend his behavior did not go well.
"Congressman, did you bring a phone in there?" asked Cuomo.
"We headed down that hallway to demand to be able to do our job. That's what we were there for," said Johnson. "There is no classified information being discussed in that room. It is a classified facility, if classified is being discussed, but there was no classified information being discussed there ... You know, a Republican speaker gave that due process and fairness to President Clinton. A Democrat speaker gave that fairness and due process to Richard Nixon. So what do they have to hide, Chris?"
Intel Committee has ‘recent evidence’ Ukraine witnesses are working together to ‘coordinate’ their stories
House investigators have "recent evidence" of witnesses working to coordinate their testimony before Congress, a Democratic congressman revealed on MSNBC on Wednesday.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who sits on the Intelligence and Judicial committees, was interviewed by MSNBC Chris Hayes.
"Final question, what is the timeline here?" Hayes asked. "There is some transparency argument that at some point this can’t be behind closed doors, the American people, all of us, Republicans, Democrats, citizens and journalists have to hear what’s happening."
"You’re absolutely right and there will be a public phase," Swalwell replied.
Rudy Giuliani is looking for a lawyer — after saying he didn’t need one: report
On Wednesday, CNN reported that President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is looking for a defense attorney to represent him.
This report comes after Giuliani said last week that he would not seek legal representation unless he believed he needed it.
Giuliani is currently under criminal investigation for the scheme he apparently helped facilitate in the Ukraine, where Trump withheld military aid in the fight against Russia while demanding their leaders investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee.