CNN host Van Jones attacked President Trump on Wednesday for claiming that former President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor committed a crime.
During an interview with New York Times, Trump was asked if he thought that Susan Rice broke the law when she asked for the unmasking of people who were involved with the Trump transition team.
“Do I think? Yes I think,” Trump said.
During CNN’s “The Messy Truth,” Jones went on a rant about the president’s claim that he “thinks” Rice broke the law.
“With his usual zero facts and no evidence, President Trump today declared that Susan Rice is guilty of a crime,” Jones began. “What crime? didn’t say.”
“Let me say a couple words about Susan Rice,” he continued. “The right wing media wants to burn Susan Rice at the stake for doing her job, that’s it. Susan Rice was our National Security Advisor. To give good advice, you gotta ask good questions.”
“If she were a terrible person, up to no good, trying to ruin Donald Trump, you know what she would have done, what she could have done?” Jones asked. “She could have called a press conference in the middle of the election, like James Comey did from the FBI. She could have run around screaming bloody murder, ‘Look what I found, look what I found!’”
“Republicans should love Susan Rice,” Jones said. “They should thank Susan Rice … Instead, they’re throwing fits. Why? Maybe they don’t want you to think about what Susan Rice unmasked.”
Jones then turned his attention to Trump’s attempt to use his son-in-law Jared Kushner to correct the world’s problems.
“[Kushner] has zero qualifications for his job, except that he married Ivanka,” Jones said. “Nobody even knows what his job is. … If Republicans are concerned about the proper function of our government, they should call hearings on Jared and his role, and point to Susan Rice as an example of how to follow protocol.”