President Trump unleashed and on the attack in a freewheeling face-off with reporters, the president said that DOJ Inspector General report which sharply criticizes former FBI director James Comey and the FBI lets him off the hook. There was no collusion there was no obstruction the IG report yesterday went a long way to show that, but that’s misleading the report was only about the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation not the Russia probe. Still the president slamming the IG reports finding that politics didn’t play a role.
It was a pretty good report and then I say that the IG blew it at the very end with that statement, all of it fodder as the president sharpens his attacks against Special Counsel Robert Muller last night.
His attorney Rudy Giuliani said Muller’s investigation should be suspended, are you thinking of I think I think that whole investigation now is look the problem with the Muller investigation is everybody’s got massive conflicts. the president changing his tune on fired National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Some people say he lied and some people say he didn’t lie. I mean really it turned out maybe he didn’t lie but that’s a major shift the president said he fired Flynn for lying and Flynn later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials.
The president pressed on his former personal attorney Michael Cohen and reports Cohen’s considering cooperating with federal investigators. Look, I did nothing wrong you have to understand a long time ago it comes just days after the president struck a deal with North Korea to denuclearize.
Today reporters pressed him on why he has been praising a brutal dictator, I know why because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family and the president raising eyebrows with this comment. He’s the head of a country and I mean he’s the strong head, don’t let anyone think anything different, he speaks and his people sit up at attention, I want my people to do the same but the fact is North Korea is a totalitarian regime where dissent isn’t tolerated when challenged. Mr. Trump tried to laugh it off kidding you don’t understand, sorry president weighing in on the immigration crisis engulfing his administration with thousands of children separated from their parents at the border. no I hate it I hate the children being taken away the Democrats, have to change their law that’s their law but nothing in the law requires the administration to separate children from their parents, but there’s no law that says families have to be separated at the border demography. Gave us the laws now I want to Louis to be beautiful humane but strong now while the president is blaming Democrats for the border crisis it’s Republicans who controlled both chambers of Congress.
Lester Kristen for a president who holds reporters in the press in such a low regard he seems to be spending an awful lot of time in front of the cameras. How did he end up there where you are in the North Lawn today, Lester it was just wild this is not an area the president spends any time whatsoever, so to see him walk up the driveway behind me was remarkable and we were just inches away from him during the entire back-and-forth.
Now the President did have a clear strategy he wanted to control the narrative on a day of mixed headlines but Lester it was just unprecedented.