EXCLUSIVE: Collins Says Mueller Is “Making Progress,” Transition Conversations “Should Not Have Been Taking Place”
EXCLUSIVE: Bossie: “It’s Clear That It Is” Trump on Access Hollywood Tape
Todd Asks Bossie & Lewandowski About Flynn References in Book: “There Are Exactly Two. Did You Scrub Them Out?”
DECEMBER 3, 2017 – In an exclusive live interview, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) tells “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd that “what we’re beginning to see is the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice.”
“We see this in the indictments, the four indictments and pleas that have just taken place, and some of the comments that are being made. I see it in the hyper-frenetic attitude of the White House: the comments every day, the continual tweets. And I see it, most importantly, in what happened with the firing of Director Comey and it is my belief that that is directly because he did not agree to lift the cloud of the Russia investigation. That’s obstruction of justice,” shares Feinstein.
On the Trump White House, the California senator notes: “The concern rises with the day. … There is a kind of instability, unpredictability. It’s one issue after the other.” Watch the full interview.
Mueller is “making progress,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) exclusively to Todd. “What we do know is there were conversations during the transition period. During the transition period there’s still only one president and that was President Obama, so those conversations should not have confirmed, should not have been taking place.”
“The president should have no comment whatsoever on either of these investigations. And the only thing that he should be doing is directing all of his staff and associates to fully cooperate,” said Collins. Watch the full interview, including her vote on tax reform.
Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager, and David Bossie, deputy campaign manager to Trump for the general election, joined Todd live on set exclusively to discuss their new book, “Let Trump Be Trump.” Todd asked both if Flynn references in the book were scrubbed out, noting “there are exactly two.” “He didn't even make acknowledgements. And you listed every other person in the campaign in the acknowledgement,” said Todd.
On the Access Hollywood tape, Bossie says “it’s clear that it is” Trump on the tape. Watch the full interview.
Eddie Glaude, Jr. of Princeton University, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, GOP strategist Mike Murphy and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute joined this morning’s “Meet the Press” roundtable to discuss the week in politics, including the future of the Russia investigation. On Trump, Goodwin asked, “How can he be happy? The administration has been under a shadow from the beginning.”
Read the full transcript of this morning’s “Meet the Press” on MeetThePress.com.
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