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Former president Donald Trump and his family are facing "existential" threats from ongoing criminal investigations in New York and Georgia, according to MSNBC political analyst and Trump biographer Tim O'Brien.
"I think you're going to start to see this vice squeeze in," O'Brien said Saturday. "The Trumps will happily throw underlings under the bus as this gets hotter. I think the question is whether or not the family members will turn on one another as it goes up the food chain."
"The Manhattan DA's case has existential consequences to it," O'Brien added. "Donald Trump and perhaps his children could end up in orange jumpsuits if that case goes the full route. That's not going to be the case with (New York AG) Letitia James' prosecution, that's a civil case. I also think the Georgia case has an existential threat. Donald Trump acting like a 19th-century ward heeler, called up the secretary of state and said find me some votes, and there's proof of that, there's evidence."
Watch the full interview below.
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Roger Stone blasted fellow Trump crony Jason Miller and his social media platform Gettr on Saturday.
"You can always tell when Jason Miller of Gettr is lying—his lips are moving," Stone wrote on another right-wing site, Gab. "In the 40 years I have been in American politics, I have never met a bigger more despicable piece of sh*t. I got him his job with Donald Trump in 2016."
According to Newsweek, Stone made the comments while sharing an article from Mother Jones titled "Leaked Messages Show Gettr in Crisis Mode Over Joe Rogan Criticism."
"Earlier this month, Rogan announced that he would be joining Gettr, which Miller and the social media site quickly used to promote the platform," Newsweek reports. "However, Rogan then criticized Gettr for inflating his follower count and even suggested that he was interested in getting rid of his account."
"You have like 9 million followers on Gettr," comedian and podcast host Tim Dillon told Rogan on Jan. 10.
"It's not real, though," Rogan replied. "Gettr doesn't even have 9 million people. ... This is where the f*ckery is. They take all my Twitter followers ... and then they port those over."
Ivanka Trump isn't just the former president's daughter.
She's also a former White House senior adviser, and as such, she has a responsibility to provide information to the House Select Committee investigating that Capitol insurrection, according to CNN legal analyst Elie Honig.
"As for Ivanka Trump, it's hard to think of a more central witness," Honig said Saturday, reacting to the committee's letter this week requesting her cooperation. "She was by the president's side before the coup attempt — specifically, she was there for the attempts to pressure (former vice president) Mike Pence."
He added that Ivanka Trump was also there "during those crucial hours," while rioters were storming the Capitol.
"She was the one people were coming to and saying, 'Please, try to talk some sense into your father.' It didn't work," Honig said, adding that she was also involved in subsequent efforts "to cover it up and tidy it up."
"But there's this bizarre assumption around Ivanka Trump that she's sort of above it all," Honig added. "Why should she not have to testify? I mean, she's not being asked for information because she was the president's daughter. She's being asked for information because she was a senior adviser. She took that job. She took that West Wing office. And her spokesperson's response (to the committee's letter) was very sort of blow-off-ish — 'she doesn't feel like testifying.' Too bad! You take that job, you have a responsibility to come forward. And I think it's fair for the committee to ask, 'Why not? Why is she not willing to do this?'"
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