Watergate Journo Bernstein: ‘For The First Time In His Life’ Trump ‘Is Cornered’ Due to Mueller Probe
If anyone knows the warning signs of a presidential implosion, it’s Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, and the legendary reporter has an ominous assessment of recent developments in Donald Trump’s embattled presidency.
On Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter asked Bernstein to weigh in on the recent development that federal prosecutors now believe Trump directed Michael Cohen to commit felonies by paying off porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.
Stelter asked if Bernstein agrees with Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) that the offenses are impeachable.
“It certainly looks like they are the kind of offenses that would call for impeachment hearings into the conduct of the president of the United States,” Bernstein replied, but added that “There’s something much more important than just impeachment going on, and that is the fact that Donald Trump for the first time in his life is cornered.”
“As a businessman, he always could bully his way out of a corner,” Bernstein continued. “He always could buy his way out, cheat his way out. He is boxed in by Mueller, and the people around him know that he is.”
Bernstein then gave a blistering assessment of Trump’s situation, telling Stelter that Trump faces “the question of collusion, possible collusion with Russia, and unquestionably a massive obstruction of justice that is now demonstrable for all to see, led by the president of the United States, to cover up whatever the dealings of himself, his family, his aides, were with Russia.
He added that “it’s clear that Mueller is now connecting the dots between a massive obstruction intended to hide the truth about the Trump campaign, Trump, his business organization, and his family from the investigators.”
Trump continues to console himself by publicly insisting that recent developments “totally clear” him of wrongdoing, but Bernstein’s analysis can’t be ignored by everyone in Trump’s orbit. Time will tell how long Trump’s inner circle decides to remain in that corner with him.
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