Joe Lockhart: Congressional Democrats Willing to Fund Border Wall…If Mueller Gets Protection
Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart once again demonstrated why he has been a terrific addition to CNN’s New Day by sharing political insight that impossibly tied funding for the border wall and the protection of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
“What the hell?” you are probably thinking right now. I know, sounds crazy, but after watching the clip above, it will strangely make sense
Easiest to watch the video above, but in short, Lockhart noted the recent turmoil surrounding President Donald Trump, especially with regard to his seemingly impulsive withdrawal of US troops from Syria (which reportedly led to the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis) and suggested that Trump’s Capital Hill support is now more tenuous than ever.
In Lockhart’s esteem, both Democrats and Republicans want nothing to do with “Trump needing to go for the wrong reasons” and want “Mueller to do it for them.” So the political deal suggested by Lockhart is this: Congress will provide funding for the border wall, which will avoid the government shutdown, give Trump a big political win, but only if they can ensure that Mueller will get protection from getting fired by the current Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker (who’s recusal over Mueller investigation oversight appears to be up for debate.)
Watch the clip above courtesy of CNN.
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