SEN KENNEDY: The president has already said the payments to women were a private business transaction.
CNN: Do you believe that?
KENNEDY: I don't know.
CNN: Would that have been relevant info for voters?
KENNEDY: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ People understood Trump is a flamboyant player. pic.twitter.com/IPHclnhz9r
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 12, 2018
The rest of us, we’re just drab white-collar players. The Republican Party, an effectively criminal enterprise just waiting for the right enterprising criminal…
CNN put together a montage of Senate Republicans — including Susan Collins, John Thune, Bill Cassidy, and Orrin Hatch — each shrugging off the president being implicated in felonies by federal prosecutors. pic.twitter.com/rrVWgjGQxV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 11, 2018
We’re at the, “Don’t be naive, nobody said he was an alter boy” phase of Republican complicity. https://t.co/kZseRkn86u
— Schooley (@Rschooley) December 11, 2018
The LAWN ORDURE party. Doesn’t even rise to the level of bullshit, just tight little balls of sheep manure.
I have this recurring fantasy of a reporter looking orrin hatch in the eye and saying "but Senator, that's bullshit and you know it."https://t.co/2q5IfGt7Nt
— Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) December 10, 2018
GRASSLEY dismisses the SDNY court filings implicating POTUS.
“As long as Cohen’s a liar I shouldn’t give much credibility to what he says,” senator tells reporters.
Told that it’s prosecutors alleging it, Grassley replies: “He got his information from a liar.”
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 10, 2018
Hatch also told me: “President Trump before he became president that’s another world. Since he’s become president this economy has charged ahead. … And I think we ought to judge him on that basis other than trying to drum up things from the past that may or may not be true.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 10, 2018
GOP pols aren't just offering defenses for Trump. They're doing a terrible, jaded, visibly degraded job of it, and their excuses are so perfunctory. They sound like the past-caring panel attorney who drinks during lunch and keeps his one sports coat in his car trunk.
— ThankYouForNotSmockingHat (@Popehat) December 11, 2018
Lawyers from Trump’s own Justice Department have concluded that Trump may have committed a felony that went to the heart of the process that put him in office, writes @michelleinbklyn https://t.co/LsPAG6V8Uv
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) December 11, 2018