Dan Abrams: This Has Been ‘The Worst 48 Hours For Trump So Far’ in the Russia Probe


“I’m going to make a big statement here,” said Mediaite founder Dan Abrams on SiriusXM Thursday.

And indeed, he did.

At the outset of his daily show on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel, Abrams said this about the potential implications of the disclosures from the past two days coming from current and former members of President Donald Trump’s team:

“I think that what we have learned from the Trump team in the past 48 hours has [resulted in] the worst 48 hours for Trump so far,” Abrams said.

Abrams went on to explain the reasoning behind his comment — citing the trifecta of disclosure from Rudy Giuliani on CNN that he “never said” that members of the Trump campaign didn’t collude with Russia, a conversation in which Trump denied Russian election interference to New York Times reporter (which, as Abrams notes, completely flies in the face of the charges spelled out in the two indictments of the alleged Russian conspirators) , and Michael Cohen fingering Trump in a reported attempt to rig major online public opinion polls.

Abrams pointed out that Giuliani now might be trying to distance himself from the “campaign” based on information from others being investigated. Unlike analysis of Flynn and Manafort and others, Abrams argued, these issues go to the heart of Russian efforts to interfere in the election and whether members of the Trump campaign were involved: “When you’re talking about rigging polls and collusion with Russia . . . these three stories together are bad news for President Trump,” Abrams concluded.

Listen above, via SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel 124.

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