“This is the first president to make a full-throated, unvarnished attack on the entirety of the FBI. This is to discredit the FBI and discredit his own Justice Department. You know, look, I spent a lot of time traveling around the world. What do you think they’re thinking in Moscow? This is doing everything that Putin ever wanted, sowing doubt about whether or not our justice system is fair, sowing doubt about whether or not there is anything that’s remotely consistent with our Constitution. It’s just — it’s a disaster.” – Joe Biden speaking this afternoon.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that if he were one of President Donald Trump’s attorneys, he would suggest Trump not consent to a special counsel interview for fear of being caught misleading investigators. “The President has some difficulty with precision,” Biden said in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
Biden said he marvels at some of the comments Trump makes and referenced a line from Trump on Monday that Democrats who did not applaud his State of the Union address were “un-American” and “treasonous.”
The White House has since called the remark tongue-in-cheek, with press secretary Sarah Sanders saying on Tuesday that Trump was “clearly joking.” “Well let me tell you, he’s a joke,” Biden said in response.
Joe Biden on Donald Trump: “This is the first President to make a full-throated, unvarnished attack on the entirety of the FBI … this is doing everything that Putin ever wanted” https://t.co/udabMgYlWU https://t.co/hdjcaaMXP9
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