Keith Olbermann: Donald Jr.'s Testimony Will Be Trump's Downfall
According to commentator Keith Olbermann, Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony before a Senate intelligence committee is all but wrapping up a case against President Donald Trump for Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Reflecting upon statements made by Trump Jr. back in July with his recent testimony, Olbermann connected the dots on the investigators’ plans to call in Trump’s inner circle – both past and present — to testify.
“What we know from the first false Trump Jr. statement in July, the one he [President Trump] either dictated or weighed in on, they were apparently overruled,” Olbermann explained. “What Mueller is apparently trying to do with [White House Communications Director Hope Hicks] is similar to what he is doing with White House Counsel McGahn — a crime occurred in real time.”
“Trump Jr lied, at least once, about why there was a meeting,” he continued. “He lied at least once about what the meeting was about. He lied about how many people were at the meeting. He lied about everything about the meeting. [Trump attorney Jay] Sekulow lied at least twice about about Trump at least contributing to the writing of the statement. If the Washington Post story about Trump writing the statement is correct, then Huckabee Sanders lied about Trump not dictating it.”
“And Trump himself? Each time he dismissed the meeting as unimportant, he lied,” Olbermann added. “Every time he declared the Russian scandal a ‘witch hunt’ — he lied. ‘Fake news,’ an ‘excuse made up by Democrats.’ He has lied and lied and lied and lied and lied.”
“Happily his own son has caught him,” Olbermann concluded. “And in doing so, has brought the cover-up of those lies into the White House and into the purview of the Special Counsel Mueller.”