Trump’s Allies Are Reportedly Encouraging Him Not To Talk To Special Counsel Mueller

At yesterday’s joint presser with the Norwegian prime minister, President Donald Trump said it was “unlikely” that he’d do an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his Russia investigation. Adding that he’ll see “what happens,” the president noted that they “have no collusion” to make the case that it won’t be necessary. Per a new report by CNN today, it would appear that those close to Trump are advising him to stay away from Mueller and not submit to an interview request.
Close advisers and friends of President Donald Trump are warning him not to sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, with some expressing skepticism that there would be any circumstance in which it makes sense to voluntarily submit to an interview, according to multiple sources familiar with the ongoing discussions.
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Reviewing the Nuttiest Things Trump Said Just Today

It is very clear that the desensitization to insanity, a phenomenon which it was feared a Trump presidency would create, has come to fruition. After all, it was just over a week ago when he threatened nuclear war with North Korea in order to prove how big his manhood is, and we have already completely forgotten about it. Today’s two media availabilities where Trump appeared on live television, provided further evidence that we have largely lost the ability to realize just how nuts all of this really is. The first occurred before his first cabinet meeting of the year. My initial impression that Trump was more than lucid enough to completely dispel the notion, put forward by author Michael Wolff, that the president has dementia, or is somehow in “25th Amendment Territory” (though it did confirm the long-held notion that he is easily manipulated) However, that doesn’t mean he Continue reading "Reviewing the Nuttiest Things Trump Said Just Today"

Trump on Whether He’ll Sit Down With Mueller: ‘We’ll See What Happens’

President Donald Trump held a joint press conference this afternoon with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, which produced this gem, in which a journalist asked about a forthcoming “big ass” war. The presser, however, wasn’t done. Trump was ready to lambaste everyone in this path, which led to his bizarre exchange regarding a pending sit-down interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In true Trumpian fashion, he framed his answer through the lens of eternal rival, Hillary Clinton.

“When you talk about interviews, Hillary Clinton had an interview where she wasn’t sworn in, she wasn’t given the oath, they didn’t take notes, they didn’t record and it was done on the Fourth of July weekend,” he said, referring to James Comey’s July 2016 interview of Clinton, of which documents and notes were released in September of that year.

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Hannity Blasts the Media for Their 2017 ‘EPIC FAIL’: ‘We’ve Been Right, You’ve Been Wrong!’

In his first show of 2018, Sean Hannity slammed the “Destroy Trump Media” for the “epic fail” in their coverage of the Trump presidency. The Fox News host insisted that the “fake news narrative of alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign has “blown up in their faces” after a year of  “breathless” nonstop reporting with “anonymous sources,” which he dismissed as “hysteria.” So instead of admitting that they were wrong, Hannity attacked the “liberal media” for their “new narrative” that conservatives “hate the FBI and law enforcement.” He played numerous clips from MSNBC and CNN, including CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein, who insisted that FBI isn’t “tainted” but that the Trump presidency is. “This is laughable!” Hannity reacted. “And do you know why it’s laughable? Because the liberal media––they’re not the people who respect law and law enforcement and they’ve been that way for Continue reading "Hannity Blasts the Media for Their 2017 ‘EPIC FAIL’: ‘We’ve Been Right, You’ve Been Wrong!’"

Hannity Blasts the Media for Their 2017 ‘EPIC FAIL’: ‘We’ve Been Right, You’ve Been Wrong!’

In his first show of 2018, Sean Hannity slammed the “Destroy Trump Media” for the “epic fail” in their coverage of the Trump presidency. The Fox News host insisted that the “fake news narrative of alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign has “blown up in their faces” after a year of  “breathless” nonstop reporting with “anonymous sources,” which he dismissed as “hysteria.” So instead of admitting that they were wrong, Hannity attacked the “liberal media” for their “new narrative” that conservatives “hate the FBI and law enforcement.” He played numerous clips from MSNBC and CNN, including CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein, who insisted that FBI isn’t “tainted” but that the Trump presidency is. “This is laughable!” Hannity reacted. “And do you know why it’s laughable? Because the liberal media––they’re not the people who respect law and law enforcement and they’ve been that way for Continue reading "Hannity Blasts the Media for Their 2017 ‘EPIC FAIL’: ‘We’ve Been Right, You’ve Been Wrong!’"

Hannity Blasts the Media for Their 2017 ‘EPIC FAIL’: ‘We’ve Been Right, You’ve Been Wrong!’

In his first show of 2018, Sean Hannity slammed the “Destroy Trump Media” for the “epic fail” in their coverage of the Trump presidency. The Fox News host insisted that the “fake news narrative of alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign has “blown up in their faces” after a year of  “breathless” nonstop reporting with “anonymous sources,” which he dismissed as “hysteria.” So instead of admitting that they were wrong, Hannity attacked the “liberal media” for their “new narrative” that conservatives “hate the FBI and law enforcement.” He played numerous clips from MSNBC and CNN, including CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein, who insisted that FBI isn’t “tainted” but that the Trump presidency is. “This is laughable!” Hannity reacted. “And do you know why it’s laughable? Because the liberal media––they’re not the people who respect law and law enforcement and they’ve been that way for Continue reading "Hannity Blasts the Media for Their 2017 ‘EPIC FAIL’: ‘We’ve Been Right, You’ve Been Wrong!’"

CNN’s Toobin: Accusations of Mueller’s Anti-Trump Bias Are a ‘Completely Frivolous Argument’

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources in order to refute the recent right-wing talking points about how the FBI and the Robert Mueller special investigation are hopelessly corrupt. Toobin spoke with Brian Stelter, who noted that the two leading complaints about Mueller’s investigation are leaks to the media, and the notion that the investigation is full of anti-Trump bias. Toobin and Stelter discussed the first point by noting that Mueller’s team has never spoken directly to the press, and most of the information about the investigation likely came from congressional investigators and defense attorneys in contact with his people. The conversation moved towards the outstanding questions over Mueller’s indictments against several former Trump aides, and the extent of collusion with the Russian government. Toobin acknowledged that collusion isn’t a crime, though any possible attempts to shut down the investigations on the matter by committing obstruction Continue reading "CNN’s Toobin: Accusations of Mueller’s Anti-Trump Bias Are a ‘Completely Frivolous Argument’"