MSNBC’s race-baiting pundit, Joy Reid, and her guest Elie Mystal breathlessly salivated about the unlikely prospect of Ivanka Trump going to jail during a bizarre segment where they said the best way to get at President Trump is to go after his children.
Mystal invoked the 1993 film “The Firm” to fantasize about how Ivanka could end up behind bars. He said Ivanka was involved in negotiating the price that Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel charged the 58th presidential inaugural committee to rent the venue for events.
Mystal also alleged — without evidence — that Ivanka had overcharged the inaugural committee.
“Do you remember in ‘The Firm,’ how Tom Cruise brings down the entire mob on overbilling?” Mystal asked. “What we have here is Ivanka Trump — as part of the Trump organization — overbilling the inaugural committee. That could be it right there.”
Elie Mystal said it would destroy President Trump if anything happened to Ivanka.
“This is the first time that we have Ivanka — which is like the only kid he likes — in the crosshairs.
She apparently, according to these reports, was involved with overcharging the inaugural committee.
For a long time I thought the only way we are really going to get to Trump is if you go after his kids. If you put the kids in legal peril, that’s the only thing that’s going to shock him out of his lying, deceitful cocoon. And this could be the way to do it.”
Reid pointed out that you cannot indict a sitting US president, but gleefully bleated: “But it doesn’t say anything about a sitting President’s daughter.”
As BizPac Review reported, Trump cannot be indicted, according to the US Constitution. This was also spelled out in an October 2000 memo from Bill Clinton’s Justice Department, which reaffirmed a 1973 DOJ interpretation of the Constitution:
In 1973, the Department concluded that the indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would impermissibly undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions.
We believe that the conclusion reached by the Department in 1973 still represents the best interpretation of the Constitution.
Joy then asked the FBI to investigate her false claims that her old website (the one with all her anti-gay rants) had been hacked.
Meanwhile, there is zero evidence to support Joy’s claims that she was hacked. So why isn’t she in jail for demanding a bogus FBI investigation?
The Internet Archive just posted a blog challenging claims by Joy Reid that hackers framed her as homophobic by altering Wayback Machine archives of her old bloghttps://t.co/M4KlqaYbBg pic.twitter.com/4vjo0GYfIt
— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) April 24, 2018
Lying to the FBI is a serious crime that carries with it a five-year jail sentence.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 3, 2017
And don’t forget about this: Joy was way more homophobic than initially thought.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 24, 2018
1. Wrote hateful blog posts for years
2. Lied about her blog being hacked
3. Reported a fake crime to the FBI
4. Now says “Okay, I can’t prove I was hacked, but I don’t remember writing hateful blog posts for years.”
Seriously, @MSNBC,how is she still employed?
— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODonnellShow) April 28, 2018
Joy Reid doesn’t get a free-pass from me because I would never be given one from her. Her time for a teachable moment has passed. She not only lied, but did so in such a way that the FBI is apparently involved. All to hide a hateful past. It’s a poor reflection on her and @MSNBC.
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) April 27, 2018
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