‘If we lose the governor’s race for the first time in 20 years, all of a sudden President Trump’s chances of winning in 2020 diminish,’ says former Florida Republican chairman
An MSNBC panel was positively stunned by a tweet from Donald Trump on Sunday morning, where the president admitted his oldest son and other campaign officials met with Russians in an attempt to seek dirt on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Sunday morning Trump contradicted previous White House explainations that Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting in Trump Tower was about orphans, with the president writing, “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent.”
With the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) maintaining that presidents can’t be prosecuted while still in office, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin said Trump’s collusion admission could mean he’ll be at risk of jail time after leaving office.
“I’d like to remind Mr. Trump that that ruling only says you can’t be prosecuted while in office,” Rubin explained. “So before he goes out the door, maybe he wants to resign the presidency and has Vice President Pence pardon him because he’s going to be prosecutable as soon as he leaves office.”
“He needs to put a pin in that,” she added.