Howard Dean on NYT’s Russia collusion report: ‘A criminal enterprise is running the country’

Speaking to MSNBC this Sunday, former DNC chairman Howard Dean slammed the Trump White House, saying the U.S. is now being run by a “criminal enterprise.”

“I think at this point, Trump is Trump. He’s going to lie. He’s going to do all these things he does,” Dean said. “And the real savior for democracy is going to be Robert Mueller. He’s going to find out what the truth is,” he said, referring to the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to investigate Russian meddling in the presidential election.

“[Trump] doesn’t tell the truth,” he continued. “Everybody knows he doesn’t tell the truth. Even his supporters know he doesn’t tell the truth, but they like him anyway. … But I do think this is a very strong country. We have checks and balances all over the map, both judicial and economic and I think we’re going to get to the bottom of this.”

Dean’s comments come on the heels of a report from The New York Times alleging that Donald Trump Jr., along with Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, met with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential race.

According to Dean, Americans shouldn’t look to the White House to get to the bottom of suspicions that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, especially since Trump seems deferent to Putin, who “murders journalists left and right.”

“We’re going to find out from Bob Mueller whether he did, in fact, influence the United States elections. It’s beginning to look more and more like he did.”

“Now we see overnight that there was a meeting between Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and a very — somebody close, very close to the FSB and Putin. So drip, drip, drip, drip. This is a criminal enterprise running this country right now.”

Watch a clip of the segment below:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.