CNN’s political analyst Maggie Haberman offered a surprising rebuttal to those on the left who were angered over subpoenas being ignored by members of the Trump administration.
“This president is not novel in certain ways,” explained Haberman to CNN hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, who were criticizing U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
“There has been an erosion of norms, of certain institutions going back for some time, I know there’s been a lot of talk about responding to congressional subpoenas,” she explained.
“Eric Holder didn’t respond to a congressional subpoena,” Haberman pointed out, “and I don’t seem to recall the same level of anger around it on the left, as there has been around what’s been going on right now with the Trump administration.
“And those are not grand jury subpoenas, but I don’t think the president does anything in a new way, he does do it in a more extreme way, and that is what you’re seeing here,” she concluded.
Haberman also pointed out that Mueller’s address to the media about his report and how it was interpreted likely “spooked” President Donald Trump because it was made in his “public relations language.”
Here’s the video of Haberman’s interview:
Maggie Haberman: Why Trump was so irritated by Mueller’s remarks