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MSNBC 13 Feb 2020

Republicans Claim Trump Tweets Shouldn't Be Taken Seriously, Barr Disagrees

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Matt Miller tells Lawrence O'Donnell that Trump's incessant tweeting about criminal cases, like Roger Stone's, are making it harder for Attorney General Barr to do his desired job, which is helping deliver for the president. Aired on 02/13/20.


The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson writes why there's one single word that explains why Trump shouldn't be president. Aired on 4/7/2020.
Michigan Secretary of State Joceylyn Benson spoke to Alex Witt about President Trump's criticism of her decision to send mail-in ballot applications to voters in the state. She claimed his tweets were an attempt to "sow seeds of doubt" in the election process.
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said Friday the African-American vote cannot be taken for granted. Johnson spoke with CBSN after Joe Biden argued that black voters undecided on whether to vote for him or for President Trump "ain't black."
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany responds to questions from reporters about tweets from President Trump regarding a false conspiracy theory claiming that then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough killed an intern in 2003. The widower of the intern, Lori Kaye Klausutis, has asked that Twitter remove Trump's tweets; Twitter has refused.

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THIS PRESIDENT. WHAT HE IS TRYING TO DO IS
WHAT HE IS TRYING TO DO IS PROVIDE COVER FOR THE ACTIVITY
PROVIDE COVER FOR THE ACTIVITY THEY HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN.
THEY HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN. >> THE LAWYER THAT JOYCE WAS
>> THE LAWYER THAT JOYCE WAS TALKING ABOUT WHO WAS HAND
TALKING ABOUT WHO WAS HAND PICKED TO BE THE SUPERVISEOR AND
PICKED TO BE THE SUPERVISEOR AND WHO SIGNS THE SENTENCING
WHO SIGNS THE SENTENCING RECOMMENDATION, IS THE GUY WHO
RECOMMENDATION, IS THE GUY WHO IS IN THE OFFICE WITH BARR WHEN
IS IN THE OFFICE WITH BARR WHEN BARR IS SAYING, I DON’T LIKE
BARR IS SAYING, I DON’T LIKE SEVEN TO NINE YEARS AND WE ARE
SEVEN TO NINE YEARS AND WE ARE TO BELIEVE THAT GUY LEAVES THE
TO BELIEVE THAT GUY LEAVES THE ROOM WHERE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
ROOM WHERE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS TOLD HIM, DON’T ASK FOR
HAS TOLD HIM, DON’T ASK FOR SEVEN TO NINE YEARS AND HE GOES,
SEVEN TO NINE YEARS AND HE GOES, LET ME JUST SIGN MY NAME HERE TO
LET ME JUST SIGN MY NAME HERE TO SEVEN TO NINE YEARS.
SEVEN TO NINE YEARS. I’M STRUGGLING WITH THAT.
I’M STRUGGLING WITH THAT. >> IT’S A THORNY ONE.
>> IT’S A THORNY ONE. I THINK THAT EITHER HE -- I WANT
I THINK THAT EITHER HE -- I WANT TO ASSOCIATE MYSELF WITH MATT’S
TO ASSOCIATE MYSELF WITH MATT’S THEORY.
THEORY. I THINK IT’S POSSIBLE IF THIS
I THINK IT’S POSSIBLE IF THIS HAD GONE DOWN THE WAY IT SHOULD
HAD GONE DOWN THE WAY IT SHOULD HAVE GONE DOWN AND DONALD TRUMP
HAVE GONE DOWN AND DONALD TRUMP HADN’T INSERTED HIMSELF INTO IT,
HADN’T INSERTED HIMSELF INTO IT, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN EASIER.
IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN EASIER. I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S
I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S ASTONISHING ABOUT THIS TO ME IS
ASTONISHING ABOUT THIS TO ME IS I REMEMBER EVEN WHEN WE WERE
I REMEMBER EVEN WHEN WE WERE COVERING THE TRAVEL BAN AT THE
COVERING THE TRAVEL BAN AT THE SUPREME COURT, WE WERE TRYING TO
SUPREME COURT, WE WERE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHETHER DONALD
UNDERSTAND WHETHER DONALD TRUMP’S TWEETS WERE PRESIDENTIAL
TRUMP’S TWEETS WERE PRESIDENTIAL ACTS WITH BINDING FORCE OR IF
ACTS WITH BINDING FORCE OR IF THEY WERE JUST KIND OF
THEY WERE JUST KIND OF WALLPAPER.
WALLPAPER. YOU WOULD SEE THE JUSTICE
YOU WOULD SEE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TOGGLING BACK AND
DEPARTMENT TOGGLING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THOSE TWO.
FORTH BETWEEN THOSE TWO. WE HAVE THE STRANGE THING
WE HAVE THE STRANGE THING HAPPENING WHERE REPUBLICANS
HAPPENING WHERE REPUBLICANS CHALLENGED ON THE SENATE FLOOR,
CHALLENGED ON THE SENATE FLOOR, WHY IS DONALD TRUMP THREATENING
WHY IS DONALD TRUMP THREATENING JUDGES VIA TWITTER, THREATENING
JUDGES VIA TWITTER, THREATENING THE STATE OF NEW YORK VIA
THE STATE OF NEW YORK VIA TWITTER, GOING AFTER THE JURY
TWITTER, GOING AFTER THE JURY FORMAN VIA TWITTER?
FORMAN VIA TWITTER? WE HEAR, HE IS JUST TWEETING.
WE HEAR, HE IS JUST TWEETING. I DON’T CARE ABOUT THAT.
I DON’T CARE ABOUT THAT. HERE IS BILL BARR SAYING, THESE
HERE IS BILL BARR SAYING, THESE TWEETS ARE REALLY -- THEY ARE
TWEETS ARE REALLY -- THEY ARE REAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL AND
REAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL AND MAKING IT HARD TO DO MY JOB.
MAKING IT HARD TO DO MY JOB. WE ARE ERASING THEM AND GIVING
WE ARE ERASING THEM AND GIVING THEM FORCE.
THEM FORCE. IT’S JUST HEAD SNAPPING THAT WE
IT’S JUST HEAD SNAPPING THAT WE CAN’T PICK WHETHER THESE TWEETS

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