Alisyn Camerota is Baffled How Trump Tower Meeting Isn’t a Crime: ‘Open and Shut Case’

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota is baffled at how Donald Trump Jr’s infamous Trump Tower meeting with a Russian operative amid the 2016 election isn’t an obvious crime, describing it as an “open and shut case” on New Day this morning. “First of all the law, which says, it is illegal to take anything of value from someone foreign,” co-anchor John Berman said. “This is US Code 30121, contributions and donations by foreign nationals — federal law, makes it a crime for any person to solicit, accept, or receive, anything of value from a foreign person or US political campaign for the purpose of influencing any elections for federal office.” “I mean, what more really is there to talk about after that one?” Added Camerota, after already saying, “I feel that’s an open and shut case.” She continued:
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Giuliani Claims Mueller Has Conflict of Interest, Refuses to Say What it is on CNN: ‘I Can’t Tell You’

On CNN’s New Day, anchor Alisyn Camerota grilled Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Monday, and in particular over the President Trump‘s tweets that Robert Mueller has an apparent or supposed “conflict of interest” due to some mysterious prior business interaction with the President. CNN showed images of the tweets from Trump regarding the assertion and jumped right in, asking “what’s he referring to?” “He’s referring to a dispute which I imagine Mueller — I imagine he disclosed it to Rosenstein when he appointed him because it would involve something that actually wasn’t settled even to this day. But that’s up to the president and Mueller to describe, it’s not part of my legal representation.” They went back and forth a bit about whether the details would be released, and Giuliani, who later scoffed the idea of reviewing Trump tweets, said that it was only fair since
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Giuliani Tries to End CNN Interview After Grilling on Trump’s Mueller Attacks: This is ‘Really Petty and Silly’

Rudy Giuliani tried to end his interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Monday morning, after the New Day host grilled him on President Donald Trump‘s attacks on the Russia investigation. After a contentious back and forth on Giuliani’s claim that Michael Cohen doctored his tape recording of Trump, the lawyer dismissed the interview as “silly.” Camerota continued to press. In light of Trump’s ramped up attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe, she asked Giuliani if his tweets indicate the president “was getting a little big nervous about the investigation.” Giuliani argued the response proves Trump “doesn’t take attacks on him lightly,” and the investigation is “interfering with his ability to govern.” “It’s a horrible thing that Mueller is doing,” he said. After some more back and forth, Camerota said “hold that thought, Mr. Mayor,” and tried to throw to a commercial break. “No, no, Continue reading "Giuliani Tries to End CNN Interview After Grilling on Trump’s Mueller Attacks: This is ‘Really Petty and Silly’"

Rudy Giuliani Accuses ‘Scumbag’ Michael Cohen of Doctoring Trump Tape

Rudy Giuliani accused Michael Cohen of doctoring the tape released of President Donald Trump discussing payment to squash a Playboy model’s allegation of an affair. In a wild appearance on CNN Monday morning, Trump’s lawyer claimed Cohen had “183 unique tape recordings” but that there was “only one with the President of the United States” That tape was aired on CNN last week, and featured Cohen speaking with Trump about a proposed payment to keep a Playboy model silent about her alleged affair with Trump. The release of the tape prompted a fiery backlash to Cohen from Giuliani and the president. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota pointed out that while in May 2018, Giuliani called Cohen an “honest and honorable man,” just last week he accused him of lying “all his life.” Giuliani said he didn’t know when he praised Cohen that Cohen had recorded Trump, and he now thinks “the Continue reading "Rudy Giuliani Accuses ‘Scumbag’ Michael Cohen of Doctoring Trump Tape"

Fmr Trump Adviser Michael Caputo Says Dan Coats Bashing President at ‘Liberal Enclave’ Aspen is ‘Despicable’

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota had a bristly exchange with political strategist and former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo on Monday as they discussed Director of National Intelligence and Trump-appointee Dan Coats‘ appearance at a security summit in Aspen last week. Caputo said he has “a lot of respect” for Coats, before calling him “despicable’ in the same sentence. Coats was speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on stage, and on camera, when Mitchell informed the head of intelligence for the United States that the President of the United States had just announced he’d invited Sovie… err, Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House. Which was something the Director of National Intelligence did not know about until Mitchell read him the tweet that served as an official announcement. “Do you that DNI Coats, you think that that happens all the time where he’s surprised by a revelation is being announced to Continue reading "Fmr Trump Adviser Michael Caputo Says Dan Coats Bashing President at ‘Liberal Enclave’ Aspen is ‘Despicable’"

CNN’s Camerota Battles Michael Caputo on Trump’s ‘Blame America Tour’: Why Did He Insult the US?

Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo faced a lengthy grilling from CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on New Day Monday morning, over everything from the president’s “blame America tour” to the FISA warrant obtained to surveil Carter Page. Caputo started off by pointing out that Trump’s Helsinki disaster “is one of those rare occasions where I break with the president,” before blaming Trump’s “opposition” for his inability to condemn Russia. Camerota pointed out that Trump “insulted the U.S. on the world stage as he stood next to Vladimir Putin,” and Caputo argued that the president was merely “expressing his distrust for the American intelligence organizations that tried to stop him from being president, and are trying to remove him today.” Caputo tried to steer the conversation to the FISA warrant applications to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, but Camerota pushed back. “You’re not answering my question,” she said. “Why did Continue reading "CNN’s Camerota Battles Michael Caputo on Trump’s ‘Blame America Tour’: Why Did He Insult the US?"

CNN’s New Day Takes on Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Iran Threat: ‘When He’s Embarrassed’ He ‘Looks For a Distraction’

As CNN’s New Day covered President Donald Trump‘s explosive late-night tweet threatening Iran, the morning show concluded: this is a means to distract from his terrible week. Trump issued this dire threat to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani late Sunday night: New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota pointed out that Trump predicted multiple times during the Obama presidency that the former president would attack Iran to help him politically. “Is this a distraction of some kind?” she asked guest Max Boot. The conservative writer said Trump is a “master of distraction,” and that if any other Continue reading "CNN’s New Day Takes on Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Iran Threat: ‘When He’s Embarrassed’ He ‘Looks For a Distraction’"