White House under fire over Michael Flynn, alleged Russian ties

Political analyst Matthew Dowd discusses congressional calls for an investigation into Michael Flynn and how the White House is reacting to reports of discussions between Trump campaign officials and suspected Russian intelligence officials.
2:21 | 02/15/17

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Okay, Matthew dowd right here as well. You heard senator graham. If true he wants a broader bipartisan investigation. We have never seen anything like this, not even four weeks into a presidency. No, we aren't even a month in and already in the middle of a controversy. I was thinking, rumor is not just an all-star dog but rumors all over Washington and right now what you're seeing, the significance of what Lindsey graham said this morning and what John McCain said over the last 24 hours is Donald Trump had a very solid wall of Republicans that had not broken for the last four weeks. It's now starting to crack. It's cracking in the senate and I think what happened with the report in "The New York Times" is going to cause cracks in the house and I think he's right. There is going to probably be a select committee on this issue. You are also seeing reports from the military as well and struck by this from general Tony Thomas head of special operations command, our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. I hope they sort it out soon because we're a nation at war. That's the head of the special operations command. He's an active general and as you know, George, they are always reluctant to make any comment about anything related to Washington because that's their commander in chief and the administration is in charge of them and I think again that's another significant thing in the course of this. I think we are at a moment where Donald Trump's presidency is we've already talked about his moral authority in this and the things that have gone on. He has to figure out how does he make a turn in this because otherwise it's going to deteriorate day to day. He doesn't seem to -- His tweet is basically accusing the media it's their fall, the leaker's fault, somebody else's fault as opposed to there is a command and control problem in the white house he has not dealt with. People are waking up and their heads are spinning. A lot of information coming their way. You say there is a positive in all this. I think when you look at what happened in the course of this presidency so far is many people were fearful because Republicans had all levers of power. They had the white house, the senate and then the house. But the American system actually works. We saw it with the judges when the executive order was done and the judges basically Democrat and Republican judges put a stop on it and said, hold off, we have to take a look at this. Now we've seen it in this where we had leakers, people in the government that were worried about what Donald Trump was doing and first amendment, freedom of the press that worked so though our system is clunky and imperfect and as Churchill said democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others, actually the system works. And sees it in action. Okay, Matt, thanks very much.

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