Trump Says ‘Otto Warmbier Did Not Die in Vain’ When Asked About Kim’s Brutal Regime in Presser

President Trump did not back down on his assertion that North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un is a “very talented” individual. NBC News’ Hallie Jackson began the press conference confronting the president on his complimentary remarks of the dictator. “The man you met today Kim Jong Un, as you know, has killed family members, has starved his own people, is responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier— why are you so comfortable calling him very talented?” Jackson asked. “Well, he is very talented,” Trump responded. “Anyone who takes over a situation like he did at 26 years of age and is able to run it and run it tough. I don’t say it was nice, I don’t say anything about it. Very few people at that age, you can take one out of 10,000 probably couldn’t do it.” He then addressed Otto Warmbier, the 23-year-old American who Continue reading "Trump Says ‘Otto Warmbier Did Not Die in Vain’ When Asked About Kim’s Brutal Regime in Presser"

MSNBC Interview With Alan Dershowitz Awkwardly Interrupted by Skype Calls from Weinstein Accuser

Someone at MSNBC needs to learn that they can turn off Skype notifications while on Skype with someone else – namely, lawyer Alan Dershowitz. And that’s how a conversation about the Russia investigation became a fight to ignore the periodic popping noise of an incoming Skype message. The person trying to get in touch with MSNBC, incidentally, was actress Natassia Malthe, who was allegedly raped by Harvey Weinstein back in 2008. A source at MSNBC said that Malthe was calling into the show because she was a guest in the 11 A.M. hour with Stephanie Ruhle. She is one of 85 women who chose to be identified who accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Weinstein was arraigned in New York Friday. It was particularly ironic that Malthe called while host Hallie Jackson spoke to Dershowitz, of all people, because Dershowitz actually consulted with the Weinstein team to procure a set Continue reading "MSNBC Interview With Alan Dershowitz Awkwardly Interrupted by Skype Calls from Weinstein Accuser"

Trump-Loyalist Rep. Matt Gaetz: Dems ‘Definitely Should Have Been’ Invited to DOJ Briefing on FBI Informant

For the last few days, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has been ripping on the “deep state” Justice Department while calling for a special counsel investigation of the Robert Mueller probe. Despite that stance, the Florida congressman believes Democrats should not be excluded from the upcoming discussion on whether the FBI placed an informant into President Trump‘s 2016 campaign. In an interview on MSNBC Wednesday, Hallie Jackson asked Gaetz if Democrats should have been invited to review the classified information on the FBI’s informant. Gaetz’s answer:
“Yeah, they definitely should have been. We need to be bipartisan about this and I think that it would be a lot more credible of a process if we were more inclusive. I think more members of Congress outside of the intelligence committee ought to be able to determine – to participate – in this discussion and debate about what kind of country we Continue reading "Trump-Loyalist Rep. Matt Gaetz: Dems ‘Definitely Should Have Been’ Invited to DOJ Briefing on FBI Informant"

Sarah Sanders Dodges Question on Reporters Kicked Out of Pruitt Event: ‘Random Hypotheticals’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders mixed it up with NBC’s Hallie Jackson today when asked about the news that three reporters were forcefully removed from an event involving Scott Pruitt. Multiple reports indicate that three journalists were physically escorted out today when the Environmental Protection Agency administrator was supposed to give statements about water contaminants. When asked today if she approved how the incident was handled, Sanders said she didn’t know much about it and would look into it later.
“I know EPA has put out the statement. At this point I’d refer to you them as we look into the incident. I don’t have a lot of visibility since certainly we weren’t there and were in other meetings here, but something we are certainly going to look into. At this point I’d refer you to the statement the EPA put out. I can’t speak to a situation Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Dodges Question on Reporters Kicked Out of Pruitt Event: ‘Random Hypotheticals’"

NBC’s Hallie Jackson Confronts Sarah Sanders About Trump’s ‘Standard of Accuracy’

NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson scuffled with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over her knock on the media for not holding themselves to a “high standard of accuracy,” as the reporter pointed to some of the president’s more outlandish claims and asked if she holds him to that same standard. “Your comments citing the L.A. Times article, when asked — I think by John here — about the president’s rape remarks at that event last week, that didn’t actually back up the president’s claim,” Jackson said during today’s White House press briefing. “You actually, last fall, admonished reporters to make sure we hold ourselves to a high standard of accuracy. Does the president also need to be held to that same standard of accuracy?” “Absolutely,” shot back Sanders, who defended Trump’s claims regarding female migrants being raped. “80% of the women that make that Continue reading "NBC’s Hallie Jackson Confronts Sarah Sanders About Trump’s ‘Standard of Accuracy’"

Megyn Kelly Notes Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen’s ‘Long History of Threatening People’

If you think the idea of Trump attorney Michael Cohen threatening Stormy Daniels is entirely out of left field, Megyn Kelly‘s got the receipts. While speaking to NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Hallie Jackson, Kelly said that Cohen “has a long history of threatening people on behalf of [President] Donald Trump.” “If you don’t believe me, you can go to my Twitter feed,” she said. We did. Here’s what she tweeted:

Megyn Kelly on Stormy Daniels’ Lawsuit Against Trump: ‘She May Be in Some Legal Trouble’

Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, made even more news yesterday when she announced she was actually suing President Donald Trump, on the grounds that he didn’t actually sign the non disclosure agreement that keeps her from telling her side of the story regarding their alleged affair. Additionally, the NDA signed by both Daniels and Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, referred to the president as “David Dennison” and Daniels as “Peggy Peterson.” Megyn Kelly, however, questioned the legality of the Daniels lawsuit this morning, after an interview with Hallie Jackson, in which the pair discussed the endless missteps by Cohen and Trump that led to this lawsuit. Kelly, who formerly worked as a lawyer, questioned whether or not Daniels could actually be opening herself up to legal scrutiny by issuing the lawsuit. “I want to tell the viewers one other thing. The agreement, I took a look at Continue reading "Megyn Kelly on Stormy Daniels’ Lawsuit Against Trump: ‘She May Be in Some Legal Trouble’"