On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Meet The Press Daily,” former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah outlined the growing case being built by the impeachment proceedings that President Donald Trump and his allies engineered a “shakedown” of the Ukrainian government for his own personal ends.
“Mimi, what’s [EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s] legal exposure right now?” asked anchor Chuck Todd.
“Oh, I think he’s definitely at risk for perjury. But, look, I will say perjury is a very hard crime to prosecute,” said Rocah. “There’s almost always the ‘I forgot’ way out. It depends on how specific the questions were that were asked of him to begin with. You know, how much does he have wiggle room in the answers he gave? Was he asked if he had any conversations with Trump about this? And if so, you know, about what? Like, how is it — how is it phrased? So he may have some wiggle room.”
“But he definitely, at this point, given that, you know, Bill Barr is not going to be the attorney general forever. And I don’t just mean a Democratic attorney general, I think any prosecutor would take a good look at his prior testimony and his revisions, no matter what their political party, any honest and independent prosecutor. But, again, I think this is really about Trump, and the inescapable facts that are just building up brick by brick — and this is another brick — that he did a shakedown of the Ukrainian president.”
‘Quantum physics generator’ incident in Ohio results in evacuation — hazmat found no radiation
Authorities in Columbus, Ohio evacuated dozens of homes after a man called 911 to report being burned by a
"Firefighters say nothing threatening was found in a northwest Columbus garage," WCMH-TV reported. "According to firefighters, a man called and reported that he received ‘RF burns’ while building some sort of ‘quantum physics generator’ in a garage. The man used words like ‘particle accelerator,’ ‘alpha rays,’ and ‘radiation’ while describing how he was burned."
Trump spoke with Giuliani on unsecured phones that were vulnerable to Russian surveillance: report
On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump has communicated with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani via unsecured and unencrypted phone lines that are potentially vulnerable to interception and monitoring by Russian intelligence officials and other hostile foreign powers.
"Trump is not identified by name in the House phone records, but investigators said they suspect he may be a person with a blocked number listed as '-1' in the files," stated the report. "And administration officials said separately that Trump has communicated regularly with Giuliani on unsecured lines."
Internet debates ‘the dumbest thing Brian Kilmeade has ever said’
Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade has received a great deal of attention -- and criticism -- during the Trump era.
Kilmeade co-hosts one of the President's favorite shows, "Fox and Friends," with Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt on weekday mornings. He also a show on the Fox News Radio network and frequently appears on "The Five."
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship play-by-play sportscaster has also been harshly criticized for the type of comments that make the show a favorite for the president.
Journalist Molly Jong-Fast, who was widely praised her interview of Lisa Page, decided to explore Kilmeade's comments.