It's easy for the pro-Biden networks to promote Jack Smith's indictments with maximum drama. On Friday's Morning Joe, NBC News justice correspondent Ken Dilanian is bringing all the doom-and-gloom language he brought to the Mueller probe of Russian collusion with Trump.
Speaking of the new charges against Trump, that he attempted to have surveillance video at Mar-a-Lago deleted, Dilanian really built this up as a criminal conspiracy:
"These allegations rival anything that Richard Nixon was accused of. These are two additional counts of obstruction of justice. . . This indictment reads like a Mafia case."
As you'll see in the video, Dilanian appeared to be virtually at a loss for words as he declared the situation "mind-boggling."
Willie Geist, hosting today's show, agreed with Dilanian, saying:
"It really is astonishing, Jonathan Lemire. It has to be said, reading through this new indictment, it reads like something straight out of the Gambino crime family."
Given his track record on the truth, Dilanian's declarations might be taken with a grain of salt. Back in 2020, NewsBusters caught Dilanian claiming that the Hunter Biden laptop story sounded "really fishy " He suggested that it was, in fact, a Russian "intelligence operation." Whoops!
PS: If Trump sounds like a Mafia boss, what does Joe '10% for the Big Guy' Biden sound like—Cosa Nostra Ken, complete with Dr. Jill Barbie?
On Morning Joe, NBC News justice correspondent Ken Dilanian saying the new classified documents indictment of Donald Trump rivals anything that Richard Nixon was accused of and reads like a Mafia case was sponsored in part by Consumer Cellular and Abbvie, maker of Skyrizi.
Here's the transcript.
6:12 am EDT
WILLIE GEIST: So, Ken Dilanian, as you look through this new, superseding indictment, a new character is introduced, as Chuck said.This is Mr. De Oliveira. He's 56 years old, the head of maintenance at Mar-a-Lago, a property manager, effectively there. Who was pulled into all of this by Donald Trump.
Just last summer, June 22nd, 2022, when the DoJ emailed Trump's attorneys a draft subpoena, Donald Trump says, okay, now I know the FBI, DoJ is coming for whatever I have here, and perhaps for security footage, setting in motion this process by which, ultimately, De Oliveira tells the head of IT at Mar-a-Lago, the boss, in his words, wants this stuff deleted.
You've looked through this indictment. What else do you see in there?
KEN DILANIAN: Willie, let's take a pause on what you just said. It's just extraordinary.
These allegations rival anything that Richard Nixon was accused of. These are two additional counts of obstruction of justice. And these, this indictment reads like a Mafia case. Here, you have -- and again, these are allegations, and the burden of proof here is high. And they don't have direct witnesses implicating Trump. But this is a scheme to destroy evidence three days after a grand jury subpoena lands on Mr. Trump. It's, it's mind boggling.
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WILLIE GEIST: It really is astonishing, Jonathan Lemire. It has to be said, reading through this new indictment, it reads like something straight out of the Gambino crime family. Where they say, the boss wants the tapes deleted. Donald Trump calling his head of maintenance, other people who work for him, who he knows are loyal to him and will do what he said, asking them to do things that are going to get them to where we are now, which has brought up federal charges.
Guys meeting in the bushes at Mar-a-Lago, discussing what to do. And then after the feds come, checking on Mr. De Oliveira, the head of maintenance, to say, we want to make sure Carlos is good. In other words, he's not going to squeal to the feds, right? Is he loyal to us? It is an extraordinary document.