Tag: John Podesta

Podesta: Hillary WON’T Run for President in 2020

Former Clinton campaign manager John Podesta said the twice-failed presidential candidate is not planning on a 2020 run.

Last night on CNN, Podesta said, “I think this is media catnip. I take her at her word. She’s not running for president.”

“I love her. I wish she was president,” he said. “She would’ve been a great president, but she says she’s not running for president”

On Sunday, CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny said he was told Clinton was planning a 2020 run.

“I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger Stone indictment, she talked to several people, saying ‘look, I’m not closing the doors to this,” he said.

He continued, “It does not mean that there’s a campaign-in-waiting or a plan in the works.”

Zeleny said that most losing presidential candidates “never totally close the doors to running for president…But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it,” he added. “She wants to take on Trump.”

Trump Blasts Mueller for “Conflicts of Interest”

President Trump blasted Special Counsel Robert Mueller today for “conflicts of interest.”

Taking to Twitter, the president wrote, “When Mueller does his final report, will he be covering all of his conflicts of interest in a preamble, will he be recommending action on all of the crimes of many kinds from those “on the other side”(whatever happened to Podesta?), and will he be putting in statements from……..hundreds of people closely involved with my campaign who never met, saw or spoke to a Russian during this period? So many campaign workers, people inside from the beginning, ask me why they have not been called (they want to be). There was NO Collusion & Mueller knows it!”

The president’s comments come on the heels of remarks made by former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who told ABC yesterday that Mueller’s final report could be politically “devastating” for President Trump.

“I think the report is going to be devastating to the President,” Dershowitz said. “And I know that the President’s team is already working on a response to the report. The critical questions are largely political — when I say devastating, I mean it’s going to paint a picture that’s going to be politically very devastating.”

Conservatives, like talk show host Mark Levin, dismissed Dershowitz’s comments, writing on Twitter that the professor was a Clinton and Obama supporter who was “opining on something he does not personally know.”

President Trump submitted his written answers to Mueller last week, and Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani stated there might be possible “traps” in Mueller’s questions.

“There are some (questions) that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani said, calling some of the questions “unnecessary,” and “possible traps.” “We might consider some as irrelevant,” he said.

Giuliani gave insight into some of Mueller’s questions last week, telling Axios that two of the topics the Special Counsel inquired about were Donald Trump Jr.’s infamous meeting with Russians at Trump Tower and the Russian hacks during the campaign that followed Trump’s July 27, 2016 press conference in which he said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing.”

Recent reports indicate that Mueller’s probe could be winding down.