MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell said President Donald Trump’s decision Monday of not asserting executive privilege and thus allowing former FBI Director James Comey to testify before lawmakers could be one that “destroyed his presidency.”
O’Donnell played a clip of White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders reading out a statement about the administration’s decision, in which he described it as potentially “the beginning of the end.”
O’Donnell said, “The video you’re about to see might be the video that we’re showing you years from now when we’re pinpointing the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency.”
He added that Trump was “politically unwise enough” to dismiss Comey but “not bold enough to tell that FBI Director to shut up.”
Comey, who was removed in his position by Trump last month, is set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.
He is expected to talk about his private conversations with the president, who he earlier claimed asked him to stop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
100% Fed Up reports:
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell was really reaching today when he claimed President Trump’s announcement Monday that he won’t assert executive privilege and thus allow former FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming congressional testimony could be the decision that “destroyed his presidency.”
Wishful thinking on O’Donnell’s part…