The “Morning Joe” hosts and panelists were among those amazed on Tuesday morning by Donald Trump’s latest interview regarding his second indictment, with former US attorney Barbara McQuade putting it bluntly: Trump “essentially admitted to obstruction of justice.”
In a new interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Trump once again claimed that he had every right to keep classified documents at Mar-a-Lago (he didn’t), but that the only reason he didn’t turn them over when asked — though he also attempted to claim he was never asked (he was, repeatedly) — is because he’s been trump-brett-baier-interview-very-busy-docs/” data-ylk=”slk:“very busy”;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link ““very busy” and never had a chance to go through the boxes to take out his own personal belongings.
On Tuesday morning, Joe Scarborough marveled that Trump “keeps himself one step closer to jail” with every “rambling” interview, before turning to McQuade for her input on the situation.
“You know, any lawyer would tell him to just stop talking about this matter. But he can’t help himself,” McQuade said. “I think he thinks that by getting out there, he can just explain it all away. But this interview did a very good job of pinning him down because I think one of the things he was admitted to was that he kept them even after he knew he needed to return them.”
Simplifying that a bit, McQuade said: “He essentially admitted to obstruction of justice.”
When asked whether this interview will be admissible in a courtroom, McQuade noted that not only does she think it’ll be usable, but will “very likely” be a key piece of the prosecution’s case.
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An attorney for a 10-year-old Wisconsin boy accused of fatally shooting his mother because she wouldn’t allow him to order a virtual reality headset from Amazon asked for the child’s bail to be lowered from $50,000 to $100, court records show.
During a hearing Wednesday, the attorney, Angela Cunningham, asked for the lower bail amount because the child has no source of income, NBC affiliate WTMJ of Milwaukee reported.
“My team and I have spoken to him about his ability to post anything. He told us about the piggy banks with savings that he had from gifts, from birthday gifts and scavenging through cushions in the couch that he’s been able to save up,” Cunningham said in court, according to the news station.
A judge denied the request, keeping bail at $50,000. The court also sets a travel restriction if bail is posted, requiring the boy to stay in Milwaukee County.
Attorneys for the child, who was charged as an adult with first-degree reckless homicide and an alternative charge of first-degree intentional homicide, asked for the latter charge to be dropped, according to court records. A decision has not been made on that matter.
The boy’s attorneys did not immediately return requests for comment on Friday.
the shooting unfolded at 6:50 am Nov. 21 in the 7400 block of North 87th Street in Milwaukee.
Just a day later, the boy went on to buy an Oculus Virtual Reality Headset on his dead mother’s Amazon account and even asked his grandmother whether his package had arrived, according to the criminal complaint.
His 44-year-old mother, identified by WTMJ as