The audience showered Donald Trump Jr. in boos in a contentious appearance on “The View.”
The president’s eldest son appeared with his partner Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News broadcaster and senior 2020 Trump campaign adviser, and was immediately met with questions about tweeting out the name of a whistleblower.
“Kimberly, you’re a lawyer, we have known each other, you’re a former prosecutor,” co-host Sunny Hostin said. “Did you advise your boyfriend that it is a federal crime to out a whistleblower?”
Guilfoyle said she didn’t tell him that was a crime, but she agreed it was a bad idea.
“I did come out of the bathroom and say, ‘I left you alone for 10 minutes — what happened?’” Guilfoyle said.
Trump Jr. argued that was only a crime if the inspector general revealed the name, but Hostin pushed back.
“That’s a lie, that’s not true,” Hostin said. “It is a crime.”
Trump Jr. insisted that was not accurate, but Hostin wouldn’t give an inch.
“My law degree says it is,” she said.
The president’s son allowed that tweeting out the name was maybe imprudent, but he argued it was necessary to defend his father.
“We talk about transparency,” he said. “The president of the United States released the transcript of exactly what happened in that phone call. The whistleblower is giving his opinion or her opinion of what transpired.”
Hostin was glad he brought up the July 25 phone call that prompted the whistleblower complaint, but Trump Jr. abruptly changed the subject back to his tweet.
“I don’t regret doing it,” he said. “I shouldn’t have to forego my First Amendment rights. It’s out there, I’ve been reading it for a week, I saw it on the Drudge Report. This is not some secret.”
The Trump supporters in the audience cheered, and co-host Joy Behar scolded them.
“This is not some MAGA rally, okay?” she said.
Hostin listed the damning revelations in the call summary, and Trump Jr. insisted there was nothing wrong in the call.
“This is the basis of the impeachment inquiry,” Hostin said. “Why is that a sham? Which is what you are calling it.”
Trump Jr. said Ukraine wasn’t even aware the aid was being withheld to pressure them into investigating Joe Biden, but Hostin said that didn’t matter.
“That’s not true,” she said. “That’s a lie. Military aid was withheld … That’s a lie, it was withheld.”
The panelists erupted, and co-host Abby Huntsman asked why EU ambassador Gordon Sondland changed his story to show the aid was withheld to pressure Ukraine — and Trump Jr. offered a self-pitying excuse.
“He’s afraid of being attacked, like so many of us have, by a vicious left that’s running a one-sided campaign,” Trump Jr. said.
The Trump supporters cheered, but they were soon drowned out in a cascade of boos.
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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Dismisses ‘Real Small, Minor Number’ of Rapes Requiring Abortions
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) declined to say on Sunday if he would sign a bill removing abortion exceptions for rape because they only represent a “real small, minor number” of cases.
During an interview on Fox News, host Mike Emmanuel asked Reeves if he would remove the abortion exceptions for rape in Mississippi.
Reeves sidestepped the question by insisting that the bill would never make it through the legislature.
“There’s a lot of effort, particularly in Washington and other places mainly by the Democrats, to try to talk only about the real small, minor number of exceptions that may exist,” he complained. “Over 90% of all abortions that are done in America, some 63 million babies aborted since Roe was wrongly decided in 1973, over 90% of those are elective abortions.”
Reeves argued that the “far-left” should not be talking about “all these exceptions and minor numbers.”
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Trump Hinted Jan. 6 Would Be His ‘Last-Ditch’ Attempt to Overturn the Election Results: Filmmaker Alex Holder
In an interview with the Guardian’s Hugo Lowell, a British documentary maker who was filming behind-the-scenes footage in Donald Trump’s White House on Jan 6th claimed he knew something bad was about to happen before supporters of the former president stormed the Capitol and sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives.
Alex Holder, whose film crew was on hand and filming Trump and his children Don Jr, Eric and Ivanka on Jan 6th, stated there was a feeling among his people that something momentous was about to happen.
According to Lowell, “Holder was there for it all: three sit-down interviews with Trump, including one at the White House, numerous other interviews with Trump’s adult children, private conversations among top aides and advisers before the election, and around the Capitol itself as it got stormed.” adding, “The access to Trump, and listening to him and his inner circle, led him to suspect that the former president’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election would somehow culminate in some event at the Capitol on 6 January.”
Asked about what his feeling was prior to the riot that engulfed the Capitol building, Holder explained, “I wasn’t 100% sure, but it was sort of a feeling, so we prepared for that thing to happen. The reason we thought January 6 was because, in Trump’s mind, the last-ditch effort was to stop the process” of the vote certification by Congress.
He elaborated, “That ceremonial process that takes place in Congress on January 6, he felt, was the last time where he could, in his mind, stop the election going to the wrong person, as it were. The rhetoric that was coming out was that the election was rigged, [that] we need to fight.”
According to the Guardian report, Holder has, “testified for about four hours behind closed doors last week about his roughly 100 hours of footage, used for an upcoming documentary titled Unprecedented, and turned over to House investigators the parts demanded in a subpoena compelling his cooperation.”
Lowell added, “Holder said he additionally did a one-to-one interview with then-vice president Mike Pence, including a scene where Pence briefly reviews an email about the 25th amendment – which concerns the removal of a US president – which was privately discussed among senior White House officials in the wake of the Capitol attack.”
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Meadows Allegedly Behind Possible Attempt at Witness Intimidation of Cassidy Hutchinson: Reports
Cassidy Hutchinson, the former aide and advisor to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, may be the victim of attempted witness intimidation, and the person who may have attempted to intimidate her may be her former boss.
The Guardian on Friday reports “Hutchinson received at least one message tacitly warning her not to cooperate with the House January 6 select committee from an associate of former chief of staff Mark Meadows.”
That message, according to both CNN and The Guardian, was delivered at the direction of Mark Meadows, according to sources both news outlets cite.
One of the messages that the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack posted at the end of Hutchinson’s testimony read: “[A person] let me know you have your deposition tomorrow. He wants me to let you know that he’s thinking about you. He knows you’re loyal, and you’re going to do the right thing when you go in for your deposition.”
According to The Guardian, “The redaction was ‘Meadows,’ the sources said.”
CNN similarly reports: “One of [the] people who may have been trying to influence Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony did so at the behest of former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, according to multiple sources familiar with information gathered by the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection.”
Citing multiple sources CNN reports “the ‘person’ referred to in the message, which was redacted in the version projected on a screen during the hearing, was Meadows.”
Former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi Friday afternoon on MSNBC said there is “no question” that message constitutes “an attempt to intimidate a witness. No question about it,” he stressed.
“When you then add that to the fact that it appears that they provided, her initial attorney to her, Cassidy Hutchinson, you now have a without a doubt, predication to open a federal witness tampering investigation,” Figliuzzi added.
Thursday on Twitter Figliuzzi wrote: “This is witness tampering. Cassidy Hutchinson was the target. They picked the wrong young woman.”
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