Kamala Harris: Impeachment Hearings Won’t Take Long Since Trump Has ‘Confessed’

Sunday show round-up

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• September 30, 2019 5:00 am


This week on the Sunday news shows: Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif) explained the impeachment process will not take long, Hillary Clinton said Trump knows he's an illegitimate president, and Robert De Niro said ‘"f— 'em" about Fox News critics during a CNN interview.

Kamala Harris: Impeachment Hearings Won't Take Long Since Trump Has ‘Confessed'

Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris told MSNBC the impeachment process won't take long because President Donald Trump has already confessed. 

"Here's the thing, Joy," Harris said during a phone interview with AM Joy‘s Joy Reid. "Basically, the president has confessed and there is evidence of consciousness of guilt which is, they tried to bury the transcript. We've got a transcript. I mean frankly, people have said to me you know ‘do you think these hearings are going to take very long?' Not really because there’s a whole lot of direct evidence including his virtual confession." 

Harris explained she is confident the House Democrats' impeachment process will be successful.

"So we just need to get on with it and not be distracted by the okie-doke and those people who would have us looking at the shiny thing over there," Harris said. 

Harris has repeatedly called for the impeachment of President Trump and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Harris wrote in an op-ed for Elle magazine on Friday the need for a formal impeachment process against Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

"We need to get to the truth about Kavanaugh," Harris wrote. "And I believe the best path to truth and accountability is through a formal impeachment process."

Clinton: Trump's ‘Guilty Conscience' Over 2016 Is Why He's ‘Obsessed With Me'

Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said President Donald Trump "knows he's an illegitimate president" in an interview in which she called for him to be impeached and removed from office.

CBS Sunday Morning‘s Jane Pauley asked why no Democratic candidates want to talk about Clinton, the party's previous nominee, while Trump likes to bring her up on Twitter and in speeches. Clinton said it's all a product of Trump's guilty conscience about 2016.

"I know that he knows that this wasn't on the level. I don't know we'll ever know everything that happened, but clearly we know a lot and are learning more every day, and history will probably sort it all out," she said. "So of course he's obsessed with me. And I believe that it's a guilty conscience, in so much as he has a conscience."

Clinton took "responsibility" for her defeat but argued it was the product of unpredictable forces.

"I believe he knows he's an illegitimate president. He knows. He knows that there were a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out the way it did. And I take responsibility for those parts of it that I should, but … it's like applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation and losing to a corrupt human tornado," she said.

Clinton recommended an impeachment inquiry against Trump, and when Pauley asked what might happen if Trump survives the inquiry and wins another term, Clinton said it was not going to happen.

De Niro to Critics at Fox News: ‘F— ‘Em'

Actor Robert De Niro cursed out Fox News critics of his strident language against Donald Trump on Sunday, saying "f—" them during a CNN interview.

Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter, a vehement critic of Fox, invoked the network as being among those critical of De Niro's "f— Trump" rant at the 2018 Tony Awards.

"F— 'em," De Niro said. "F— 'em. Sorry."

Stelter admonished him for cursing on a Sunday morning, although he noted it wouldn't be an FCC violation since CNN is a cable network.

"Why do you choose to go that way?" Stelter asked.

"We are at a moment in this country where this guy is like a gangster," De Niro said. "We're in a terrible situation, and this guy just keeps going on and on and on without being stopped."

"Hmm," Stelter replied, before going to commercial.

De Niro repeatedly called Trump "crazy" during the interview and said Trump was "worse than I ever could have imagined."