Fallout continues from book on Trump White House

ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd and chief legal analyst Dan Abrams analyze the fallout from "Fire and Fury," including whether Trump could pursue legal action under libel law.
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For more on it from Matthew dowd. Our chief legal analyst Dan Abrams. Matt, let me begin with you. Steve Bannon paying a price for his comments to Michael Wolff but he's not the only one in the book with these revelations and what you read on the page there is what we've been hearing from behind the scenes for a long time. I have to say every time I hear stable genius I smile because it feels like it's Tom Smith, the horse trainer from "Seabiscuit" when you talk about a stable genius. I think it's an unbelievable break we've seen in this. I think that we haven't seen a breakup in this kind of celebrity thing probably since Dean martin and Jerry Lewis, probably going to take years to fix. And I think the president is as you watched him, his behavior has only confirmed what all those people on the record and off the record said in the book. All these questions about the president's mental capacity and Michael Wolff said yesterday some of these aides talk about invoking the 25th amendment but that's pretty farfetched. As a legal matter the 25th amendment is a liberal pipe dream. It was enacted post-john Kennedy being shot and the fear was this could be a president who is in a coma, what are we going to do? Some are going to say this is the same, okay, as a procedural matter it's harder than impeachment. You have to get a majority of the cabinet and two-thirds. First you have to get the vice president and majority of the cabinet. If the president then objects to that you have to get two-thirds of the house and senate with impeachment you only need the majority of the house so if the president is going to be kicked out of office based on a constitutional principle, it's going to be impeachment. It's not going to be the 25th amendment. Meantime, one of the things we're seeing is new reporting out, Robert Mueller and his special counsel investigation focusing more on obstruction of justice, that's going to raise the question of is Mueller going to ask the president for an interview. Will the president grant it? I think Mueller is going to ask the president for an interview and I don't think the president is going to grant it. My guess is his lawyers will offer to submit some sort of written statement, something that assures them that he didn't do anything wrong. That's not what Mueller wants. Mueller doesn't want some statement from the president but sit across the table or have one of his investigators do it, ask him questions, see what the responses are, follow up with additional questions and be able to ask about any topic that they want. In my view there's no way that's going to happen. We'll see. Before we go, I got to ask Oprah 2020, all over Twitter last night after that speech. She says she's not interested at all but if she were to get in, the next day she'd probably be leading the fight for the democratic nomination. She'd be leading the democratic ticket and I've learned in the last 18 months, two years never to discount anybody. I think Oprah has to decide where her power is, president as a pastor of the country and has to make that decision. We will be watching. Thanks to you both very much.

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