On MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade suggested that President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani could be indicted today, based just on the facts that are already known about his involvement in the Ukraine plot.
“Barbara, given the fact that Giuliani’s exploits in Ukraine are now the subject of the impeachment inquiry, if you’re Donald Trump and you need to think about it, friends of Roger Stone are already saying, like Alex Jones, are saying please give him a pardon, who do you think would be more likely to hurt Donald Trump more?” asked anchor Joy Reid. “And would either of them maybe be able to get a pardon in order to try to get themselves out of trouble and keep Donald Trump out of trouble?”
“Yeah, you know, it’s an interesting game to play about whether you’re better off cooperating with prosecutors or cooperating with President Trump,” said McQuade. “Of course, we don’t know what kind of conversations they’ve already had with President Trump, and perhaps he’s already promised pardons to either Giuliani or Stone. But in Giuliani’s instance, I think he could be indicted today.”
“You know, [fellow ex-U.S. Attorney] Joyce [Vance] and I drafted a mock indictment against Rudy Giuliani, and I think just based on what’s already out there in the public domain, he could be indicted today for conspiracy to defraud the United States in the fair administration of elections, and conspiracy to commit bribery on the same matter that President Trump is under investigation for today,” continued McQuade. “And in addition, he’s now looking at potential charges based on his dealings with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, related to their campaign finance violations already charged in New York.”
“So, he is potentially in a heap of trouble,” added McQuade. “And nobody knows better than he does how the cooperation game works. If you can provide information that leads to the conviction, or perhaps in this case, impeachment, of someone higher up in the criminal organization than you, then there is a lot of reward to be had for that. And so, Giuliani could be in a position to — you know, everyone’s talking about Trump throwing Giuliani under the bus. Giuliani could be in position to throw Trump under the bus.”
Alan Dershowitz trends nationwide with harsh criticism for ‘defending Ghislaine Maxwell’
Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz was roasted on Friday after writing a column the day after the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell.
The article, published by the right-wing website Spectator USA, was titled, "The Ghislaine Maxwell I know."
The Daily Beast characterized the column as "an impassioned defense of the British socialite that seemed to suggest he’s rooting for her."
‘Peter Navarro is a lunatic’: Trump advisor roasted for ‘insane’ MSNBC interview
White House advisor Peter Navarro was roasted on Friday after a bizarre interview on MSNBC where he pushed multiple conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic while attempting to deflect blame from the president.
Navarro serves as the director of trade and manufacturing policy and the National Defense Production Act policy coordinator.
Here's some of what people were saying about Navarro's interview with Ali Velshi:
Trump impersonator hilariously previews the president’s Mount Rushmore speech
On Friday, musician and Trump impersonator J-L Cauvin posted a video satirically previewing the president's Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore.
"The Democrats want you to wear masks, but we don't need masks," said Cauvin, impersonating Trump's New York accent. "Everybody's feeling great — stop coughing! Everybody's feeling great. So healthy. Such great health."
"Democrats want to kill you and silence you," he continued.
He then delivered a parody rant against removing statues, which sources report Trump will make a central point of his speech. "Thomas Jefferson, that's another one they hate. Everyone makes mistakes, but he had African-American girlfriends!"