Sep
10
Yoo: Trump freed the Justice Department


DOING STORIES ABOUT SEA OTTER HEALTH LAST NIGHT. MEDIA HACKS WERE SPINNING THE COMEY REPORT. LET’S BRING IN JOHN YU. GREAT TO SEE YOU. I WANT TO BEGIN WITH THIS FROM CNN’S LEGAL ANALYST.>>WHAT I THINK WE SHOULD NOT LOSE SIGHT OF IS NONE OF THIS IS ANY INDICATION FOR DONALD TRUMP. IT DOESN’T CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT COMEY WAS WRITING ABOUT IN THOSE MEMOS WHICH WAS DONALD TRUMP DEMANDING LOYALTY OF HIM AND TRYING TO GET HIM TO SHUT DOWN THE INVESTIGATION. THOSE ARE STILL OBSTRUCTIVE ACT. TODAY’S FINDING ON COMEY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CLEARING TRUMP.>>Laura: HOW DID HE TURN THE IG-REPORT SLAMMING COMEY AND TURN IT INTO TRUMP IS NOT VINDICATED?>>I AM SAD TO SAY AFTER I READ THE IG-REPORT. TRUMP DIDN’T OBSTRUCT JUSTICE. HE FREED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF A MAN WHO REJECTED OUR CONSTITUTION AND DEMOCRACY. HE DECIDE THE NORMAL BASIC RULES OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DID NOT APPLY TO HIM IN HIS CRUSADE TO TOP PRESIDENT TRUMP. WE DON’T FREELY SHARE THE RESULTS OF CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIONS WITH THE “NEW YORK TIMES” OR THE PRESS TO ATTACK PEOPLE WE DON’T LIKE. WE KEEP THOSE THINGS CONFIDENTIAL TO PURSUE SUCCESSFUL INVESTIGATIONS. IN JIM COMEY WAS A NORMAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PROSECUTOR OR A LYING FBI AGENT HE WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED ON THE SPOT.>>Laura: NO QUESTION. HERE’S MSNBC’S LEGAL ANALYST’S TAKE.>>PEOPLE TALKING TO FORMER JUSTICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES, THEY SAY HOROWITS IS MISSING THE PINT. IT’S LIKE PUNISHING SOMEONE SPEEDING TO PUT OUT A FIRE.>>THIS IS RIDICULOUS. HE SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN THE FBI DIRECTOR. HE TOOK 2 YEARS OF BOB MUELLER TO FIND OUT THE WHOLE THING WAS GROUNDLESS. JIM COMEY BECAUSE HE DID NOT LIKE DONALD TRUMP, BROKE ALL OF THE RULES. IT’S NOT JUST LIKE SPEEDING. THESE ARE THE BASIC RULES THAT GOVERN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. WHAT DID WE GET IN EXCHANGE? 2 YEARS OF WASTED TIME AND EFFORT AND THE COST OF THE MUELLER REPORT TO OUR SYSTEM. IT’S BEEN A DISASTER FOR THE COUNTRY.>>Laura: JOHN, THE HOST OF “HARD BALL,” CHRIS MATTHEWS.>>THEY LEAKED STUFF TO CHURCHILL ABOUT THE MILITARY BUILD-UP OF THE GERMANS. SOMETIMES THERE IS A JUSTIFIABLE CAUSE.>>Laura: CHURCHILL AND HITLER.>>I CAN’T EVEN TELL WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. THE REAL PROBLEM IS JIM COMEY AND NOT DONALD TRUMP. THIS IG-REPORT IS A DAMNING INDICTMENT OF SOMEONE WHO WAS AN FBI DIRECTOR AND CREATED MANY ABUSES THAT HOOVER DID AGAINST MARTIN LUTHER KING. SPREADING INFORMATION TO DAMAGE AND HARM PEOPLE WHEN HE WAS NOT GOING TO PROSECUTE HIM. THIS IS A GUY WHO SHOULD NEVER HAD BEEN — I HAVE TO SAY AFTER READING THE IG-REPORT. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS