By Chris Menahan
CNN political analyst Brian Karem questioned whether America could survive the release of Devin Nunes’ memo which purportedly contains information on the FBI and DOJ spying on members of the Trump campaign.
From the Free Beacon:
In a CNN segment flagged by NewsBusters, host Brooke Baldwin introduced Karem by telling him that, while House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is downplaying the memo, President Donald Trump wants to use it help discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“And you’re hearing that from the F.B.I.,” Karem responded. “That is the most disingenuous piece of verbiage I’ve heard today.”
“This is a tipping point for our democracy,” he said. “Are we going to be a democracy after today, or is this going to be demagoguery and despotism?”
…”He [Trump] talks about transparency and this is an administration that hasn’t had a solo press conference in a year. They haven’t had a press briefing in the last week and a half. They don’t talk to the press,” he said, adding that journalists have to go to the South Lawn to ask questions.
“This is simply and nothing else but a power play, a demagogue pushing back against the Democratic process,” Karem said. “This is a mafia boss gone mad.”