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Ari Melber Brings The Heat To Jack Quinn Over Scooter Libby Pardon

Ari Melber did a deep dive into the possible motivations for Donald Trump’s totally random pardon of Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff. What were Libby’s crimes? Perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI. Gosh, that sounds a lot like what Michael Flynn and Rick Gates pleaded to – so far.

So is this a flashing red sign for any Mueller witnesses? Even if you lie, obstruct justice and commit perjury, I got your back? This is what Ari’s panel discussed. David Corn and Jack Quinn joined The Beat to talk about this very topic.

QUINN: Well, yeah, look. The obvious question is the one you asked. Is this a dog whistle? Is this a signal to people that, you know, obstruction of justice, perjury, making false statements during the course of an investigation are things which there are times when the president — well, dog whistles are subtle.

CORN: It’s a cannon shot.

MELBER: Dog whistles are subtle. This is more like saying, where are my dogs at, and are they going to stay loyal to me because I’m in the middle of a Russian probe. I’m freaking out over Michael Cohen. I’m freaking out over Bob Mueller. The interview may not happen. And now on today, Friday of all days, as Rod Rosenstein tells people he’s prepared to get fired, we get this out of the blue pardon that he never cared about.

QUINN: Vicki is Scooter’s lawyer.

MELBER: Is this a problem, Jack?

QUINN: It’s a small town.

MELBER: Is this a problem?

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