In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow this Wednesday, veteran news anchor Dan Rather said that recent developments regarding the Trump White House’s ties to Russia should reassure Americans that we’re still a nation of laws.
“What a news night!” Rather exclaimed, referring to the breaking news story of former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel in the probe of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
“It’s almost surreal, and of course, dangerous to the country,” Rather said. “But on the same token, I do think there’s something reassuring about this.”
Rather pointed out that throughout the early stages of Trump’s presidency, many people wondered if the rule of law still applied to the new administration or if the ulterior motives of men were now the deciding force.
“And today’s events, with the appointment of [Mueller as special prosecutor], gives a resounding answer … we’re still a nation of laws, not of men. And now, facts are going to tell us what our destiny is and what our history will be — not Donald Trump’s version of things.”
Rather praised the news outlets whose diligent reporting continuously held the Trump administration’s feet to the fire, especially regarding the dealings of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
“This raises anew the question, what is it that Flynn knows about Donald Trump and his campaign that Donald Trump wants to keep hidden?”
“Obviously Flynn knows something,” Rather continued. “It may not be criminal, but if it’s not something criminal or corrupt, why are they working so hard to hide it?”
Watch a segment of the interview below:
This is worth a watch.
Dan Rather to @maddow: Today’s events gives us a resounding answer that “we’re still a nation of laws, not of men”. pic.twitter.com/HwwnXKI55D
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 18, 2017
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