House Republicans continue to back President Donald Trump, even as the Ukraine scandal deepens and Democrats seek impeachment.
And President Trump appears to be his own worst enemy. On Thursday, the president said that China, too, should investigate his opponent Joe Biden.
Republicans were holding a press conference to discuss the congressional testimony of Kurt Volker, the former U.S. envoy to Ukraine, when they were alerted to Trump’s latest rant about Biden. They promptly ended it.
Lev Parnas’s lawyer declared ‘open war’ on AG Bill Barr during Maddow interview: attorney
The attorney for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to be using a novel legal strategy, attorney Luppe Luppen explained on Friday.
Joseph Bondy, the attorney for Parnas, was interviewed Friday evening by Rachel Maddow, following the day's end of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Luppen, who offers legal analysis on his popular @nycsouthpaw Twitter account, came to a conclusion that seemed to surprise him after watching the interview.
"I’ve never seen a lawyer sit on a cable panel show and make that much news," Luppen wrote.
Maddow breaks down the evidence against Mike Pompeo: ‘How is he still Secretary of State?’
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow was shocked that Mike Pompeo remains Secretary of State despite all of the damning evidence that has emerged about his role in the Ukraine scandal for which President Donald Trump was impeached.
"Remember there's this thing with this guy Dmytro Firtash? So this Ukrainian oligarch who is charged with serious bribery charges in the United States, he's fighting extradition -- all the money in the world, the Kremlin's man in Ukraine, the prosecutors say he's an upper-echelon associate of Russian organized crimes," Maddow noted. "What is he doing in this story anyway?"
LISTEN: ‘Take her out’ tape released an hour after House ended opening arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial
Late on Friday night, ABC News released an audio recording reportedly documenting President Donald Trump ordering associates to "take out" then-Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
"A recording obtained by ABC News appears to capture President Donald Trump telling associates he wanted the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fired while speaking at a small gathering that included Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman -- two former business associates of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who have since been indicted in New York," ABC News reported.
"The recording appears to contradict statements by Trump and support the narrative that has been offered by Parnas during broadcast interviews in recent days. Sources familiar with the recording said the recording was made during an intimate April 30, 2018, dinner at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.," the network said.