Keith Olbermann is keeping score ― and, by his count, President Donald Trump could theoretically be charged with 17 counts related to six alleged crimes he says were committed over a single week.
In his latest “Resistance” webcast for GQ, the political commentator said Trump has benefited from the fact that the issues around suspected ties to Russia are “complicated” and “confusing.”
But the last week changed that, he said, when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, implied that he had “tapes” of conversations with Comey and attacked fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates ahead of her Senate testimony.
“Donald Trump has now eliminated his own benefit of the confusion,” Olbermann said. “The Trump-Russia cover-up case is now about threatening people and firing people and pressuring people to keep them from investigating you and your colleagues.”
Olbermann listed 17 possible charges he said Trump could face in impeachment proceedings before Congress and even raised the specter of criminal prosecution afterward related to six suspected crimes ― all from last week, before news reports surfaced Monday accusing the president of leaking “highly classified information” to Russia.
“The smoke doesn’t matter anymore,” Olbermann warned. “Who needs Russian smoke when the White House is on fire?”
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