President Donald Trump’s latest tweet denying collusion and calling the special counsel probe a “witch hunt” was me with a brilliant response from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski.
Trump fired off an all-caps tweet — “NO COLLUSION – RIGGED WITCH HUNT!” — at 1:10 a.m. Thursday, less than 36 hours after his longtime attorney Michael Cohen implicated him in a guilty plea and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on felony charges.
Brzezinski responded with devastating facts:
“According to federal prosecutors who say they have more hard evidence about the payments to women, assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Griswold said the trove includes records obtained from the April series of search warrants on Cohen’s premises, including hard-copy documents, seized electronic devices and audio recordings made by Mr. Cohen along with text messages, messages sent over encrypted applications, phone records and emails,” the ‘Morning Joe’ host said, adding that “the suspense was eating the president alive.”
Brzezinski also noticed the time of the tweet and said his overnight ramblings were telling.
“A tweet from the president and, of course … the timing of his tweets,” she said. “Tweeting from 9:37 in the morning to 1:10 the next morning, Washington time. This came at 1:10 a.m. — “no collusion, rigged witch hunt.’”
“Something keeping him up at night?” Brzezinski added.
Read Trump’s tweet and watch Mika’s response below:
NO COLLUSION – RIGGED WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2018