An MSNBC interview with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Saturday morning spun into chaos at multiple times as “AM Joy” guest host Jonathan Capehart attempted to get a straight answer out of Donald Trump’s legal advisor about his meetings with a Russian spy.
Confronted by the MSNBC host over a Treasury Department report that sanctioned ex-Ukrainian politician Andrii Derkach for being “an active Russian agent” pushing “false and unsubstantiated” corruption claims about former Vice President Joe Biden in a bid to influence November’s election, Giuliani continually talked over Capehart when trying to dismiss the report and started making wild accusations which forced Capehart to cut him short.
In one exchange, the two sniped back and forth at each other with an exasperated Capehart telling the former mayor, “Answer the question.”
“I did not know he was a Russian agent,” Giuliani stated.
“How could you not know? You’re a former prosecutor, you have a national security firm. how could you not know that this person you were talking to was a known Russian agent who graduated from KGB schools?” Capehart asked.
“Jonathan, calm down,” Giuliani replied.
“Answer the question,” the MSNBC host pressed.
“Don’t yell at me, Jonathan,” the ex-mayor shot back. “That isn’t dignified. pretend to give fair coverage — pretend. I know you won’t cover the obstruction of justice by the 12 Mueller prosecutors who wiped their phones clean.”
“We’re talking about a Treasury –,” Capehart attempted only to have Giuliani cut him off with, “You’re talking about an irrelevant subject.”
“It’s not irrelevant because you have had dealings with him, you met with him three times last year,” Capehart replied.
“You see the loaded words you use? I haven’t had dealings with him,” Giuliani protested.
“You just said you interviewed him — that’s dealing,” the MSNBC host lectured.
Trump’s website hacked and defaced to stop the ‘fake-news’ spread by the president: report
President Donald Trump's website appeared to have been briefly hacked on Tuesday -- one week before the 2020 presidential campaign.
Visitors to the site briefly saw a fake DOJ takedown notice.
"This site was seized," the message read. "The world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) by President Donald J. Trump."
"It is time to allow the world to know the truth," the message continued.
The message also claimed "secret conversations" prove the Trump administration "is involved in the origin of the coronavirus."
There is no evidence that is the case, experts believe the virus originated in China.
3 ex-Trump Organization executives explain why the president is a disaster — and they’re voting for Biden
MSNBC's Ari Melber asked his guests Tuesday why, specifically, they thought Joe Biden might be better than Trump for America now right now.
"It comes down to one simple thing for me, Ari, and that's race. He's with a man that understands and appreciates diversity over this nation. I think Biden does and I know for a fact Trump doesn't. He will never appreciate the diversity that made this country great," Jack O'Donnell said.
Melania Trump turns her back on #BeBest campaign — and praises husband’s insane tweets at MAGA rally
First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday suggested her husband's unhinged and factually-challenged tweets were actually a good thing for America.
The comments came in stark contrast to the message of her #BeBest campaign against online bullying.
"For the first time in history, the citizens of this country get to hear directly and instantly from their president every single day through social media," she said at a campaign rally in Atglen, Pennsylvania while reading prepared remarks off a teleprompter.
The crowd applauded.
"I do not always agree what -- they way he says things, but it is important to him that he speaks directly to the people he serves," she said.