Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is apologizing – sort of – after appearing to threaten Donald Trump Jr. with Congressional subpoenas. Responding to a social media meme Trump, Jr. shared mocking socialism, the New York congresswoman and self-avowed socialist tweeted that it’s not a good idea to troll a body that would soon have the subpoena power. CNN host Anderson Cooper pointed out that the comment seems like an abuse of power.
Andrew Napolitano said Wednesday he expects President Trump’s son to be indicted by Robert Mueller. In an interview on SiriusXM, the senior judicial analyst for Fox News told host Dan Abrams that he expects the “substantial assistance” Mueller got from former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn likely means Donald Trump Jr. will be facing an indictment for comments he made to the FBI and Congress about a June 2016 meeting he took part in at Trump Tower involving several Russians. Trump Jr. has been telling friends he expects to be indicted, too, Napolitano said.
Michael Avenatti has challenged Donald Trump Jr. to an MMA fight. The lawyer famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels and discredited Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick told an NBC reporter he was challenging President Trump’s eldest son to a mixed martial arts fight for charity. Trump Junior didn’t respond, but the two have traded jabs on social media in the past—as has the president, who recently tweeted that Avenatti is a “total low-life.” Avenatti is being talked about as a possible Dem presidential candidate in 2020.
The Week with George Stephanopolous: Trump attorney JAY SEKULOW told GEORGE STEPHANOPOLOUS there’s just nothing illegal about DONALD TRUMP JR taking a meeting in the hopes of getting dirt on HILLARY CLINTON.
Quotable: “we’ve seen 1.4 million documents, we’ve provided 32 witness interviews of any type of collusion on behalf of the president and the Russians. You know what we have seen, though? One of the most irregular investigations in U.S. history.” – Jay Sekulow
PRESIDENT TRUMP has acknowledged that a meeting between DONALD TRUMP JR and a Russian attorney with ties to the Kremlin at Trump Tower before the 2016 was to get damaging intel on HILLARY CLINTON — but that it’s perfectly legal. He maintains he had no idea that the meeting ever happened and rejected the premise that his son could be in legal jeopardy for taking the meeting.