Giuliani Says Trump Team Didn’t Even Know Tower Meeting Was With Russians, But They Did

Rudy Giuliani‘s appearance on Meet the Press on Sunday produced, true to type, a number of eye-popping moments, but one particular comment about the infamous Trump tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Russians was especially of note. Talking to host Chuck Todd about that infamous meeting, Giuliani claimed more than once that the Trump team did not know, in advance, that they were meeting with a former representative for the Kremlin or anyone associated with the Russian government, only that they were there to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. In fact, said Giuliani, they didn’t even know she was a Russian at all. “Any meeting with regard to getting information on your opponent is something any candidate’s staff would take,” he said. If someone said, ‘I have information about your opponent’, you would take that meeting. If it happens to be a person with Russian–” “From the Russian
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Giuliani Claims WH Counsel’s Cooperation in Mueller Probe Was Helpful: ‘He Was a Strong Witness for the President’

Amid a firestorm of media attention to a New York Times report that White House Counsel Don McGahn spoke extensively with the Mueller investigation, Rudy Giuliani attempted to tamp down suspicions it meant much for his client, President Donald Trump. In a Meet the Press interview Sunday, Giuliani told NBC’s Chuck Todd that like past instances of cooperation, it was good news for the commander in chief. “It puts us in a strong position to say they don’t need to question him,” he said, referring to previous witness testimonies and a slew of documents turned over for the special counsel’s probe. “They have all the information.” However, Giuliani said there was no need for him to speak with Mueller. “First of all, we have a good sense, obviously, of what Mr. McGahn testified to,” he said, clarifying that Trump’s former attorney, John Dowd, has a good sense of it” and “talked Continue reading "Giuliani Claims WH Counsel’s Cooperation in Mueller Probe Was Helpful: ‘He Was a Strong Witness for the President’"

Omarosa Has No Regrets About Situation Room Tape: ‘I Had to Protect Myself’ From the Lies

On Sunday, the White House slammed Omarosa Manigault after she recorded — and then released  — a tape of her firing in the White House Situation Room. Yet, according to Manigault, her actions were not disloyal at all. Speaking to Chuck Todd Sunday morning, Manigault said that she had to protect herself from an environment where everyone lies. “The president lies to the American people. Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] stands in front of the country and lies every single day. You have to have your own back because otherwise you’ll look back and see 17 knives in your back,” she said. Then turning to talk of the tape, she said this: “It’s not disloyalty. Let me Continue reading "Omarosa Has No Regrets About Situation Room Tape: ‘I Had to Protect Myself’ From the Lies"

Omarosa Has No Regrets About Situation Room Tape: ‘I Had to Protect Myself’ From the Lies

On Sunday, the White House slammed Omarosa Manigault after she recorded — and then released  — a tape of her firing in the White House Situation Room. Yet, according to Manigault, her actions were not disloyal at all. Speaking to Chuck Todd Sunday morning, Manigault said that she had to protect herself from an environment where everyone lies. “The president lies to the American people. Sarah Huckabee [Sanders] stands in front of the country and lies every single day. You have to have your own back because otherwise you’ll look back and see 17 knives in your back,” she said. Then turning to talk of the tape, she said this: “It’s not disloyalty. Let me Continue reading "Omarosa Has No Regrets About Situation Room Tape: ‘I Had to Protect Myself’ From the Lies"

Omarosa Shares Recording of John Kelly Firing Her: ‘Very Obvious’ It Was ‘A Threat

During Omarosa Manigault‘s Meet the Press interview this morning, Chuck Todd played what she described as a recording of John Kelly firing her. Todd prefaced it by asking with some bewilderment how she was able to record the White House chief of staff in the Situation Room, as she claims. She defended herself and said she felt threatened, telling Todd if she didn’t have the recording people would have continued to believe the false stories about her firing. Kelly can be heard on the tape saying, “I think it’s important to understand that if we make this a friendly departure, we can all be––you know, you can look at your time here in the White House as a year of service to the nation. And then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation.” Manigault called that remark an Continue reading "Omarosa Shares Recording of John Kelly Firing Her: ‘Very Obvious’ It Was ‘A Threat"

On Meet the Press, Omarosa Says She Was ‘Complicit With This White House Deceiving This Nation’

Omarosa Manigault made her first big TV appearance of her book tour on Meet the Press this morning, and Chuck Todd started with this serious allegation of President Donald Trump saying the N-word on tape. Manigault writes in her book that she heard people describe the tape, but claimed to Todd that since writing it she actually “heard his voice as clear as you and I are sitting here” saying it. “Once I heard it for myself, it was confirmed what I feared the most: that Donald Trump is a con and has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities,” she continued, saying the tape confirms he is “truly a racist.” She said Trump never said the word in her presence, but when Todd asked her if he ever said it about her, she said, “Possibly.” Todd brought up her past defenses Continue reading "On Meet the Press, Omarosa Says She Was ‘Complicit With This White House Deceiving This Nation’"

GOP Senator Defends Maxine Waters Against Trump’s ‘Low IQ’ Attacks: ‘The GOP is Not Anti-Black’

Chuck Todd asked Sen. Roy Blunt about President Donald Trump‘s curious tendency to label his African-American opponents as unintelligent, and the Missouri Republican assured the NBC host that the GOP is not “anti-black.” Trump called NBA star LeBron James “dumb” in a tweet Friday night, called CNN host Don Lemon “the dumbest man on television,” and re-upped his “very low I.Q.” attacks on Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters at his rallies this week. “Are you concerned that the president is defining the GOP as anti-black?” Todd asked Blunt on Meet the Press. “The GOP is not anti-black,” Blunt replied. “It’s always with an African-American when he questions intelligence,” Todd interjected. “That’s what makes a lot of people uncomfortable with what he’s doing.” Blunt contested that Trump lobs insults at all of his opponents, not just his African-American ones. “I think you’ve got to be more Continue reading "GOP Senator Defends Maxine Waters Against Trump’s ‘Low IQ’ Attacks: ‘The GOP is Not Anti-Black’"