Now it’s inconvenient that Trump told Holt he fired Comey over Russia so he just lies and says the tape was altered. Trump has provided no proof…because there isn’t any. Sad!
As a former prosecutor, I know that when defendants make incriminating admissions on tape, they often argue the tape was fudged. They invariably lose because people trust their eyes & ears. The Lester Holt interview with @POTUS has been online since May 2017. Watch it. https://t.co/o2zJdXUCBt
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 30, 2018
Non-rhetorical question: has anyone at the White House offered any explanation for Trump's claim that his Lester Holt interview was altered?
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 3, 2018
Here it comes, Trump suggesting to his followers anything negative toward him “may have been altered”. Fake audio, fake video will soon be a cover for getting away with anything. https://t.co/2FzXkKBDNS
— Clint Watts (@selectedwisdom) August 30, 2018
Trump is lying about Lester Holt. The entire unedited interview was posted online. And Trump is likely lying about it because he now understands that he put himself in legal danger by admitting, on camera, that he fired Comey *because* he was investigating Trump’s campaign. https://t.co/sLzEUMgmF5
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) August 30, 2018
Another day, another groundbreaking black man to malign. Today it’s Lester Holt’s turn… Trump accuses him of “fudging” the Russia interview… So now, in addition to wiretaps and birth certificates, black men have the power to put words in people’s mouths? 🤭 #ThursdayThoughts
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) August 30, 2018
Nearly 16 months after Trump confessed to Lester Holt that he’d fired Comey over “the Russia thing,” he suddenly claims that NBC had “fudged” the tape of Holt’s national interview❗️This obvious lie is itself a confession that Trump now realizes the import of what he admitted. https://t.co/Hd3xtfHeOp
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 30, 2018
FWIW, the entire Lester Holt interview has been posted to NBC's website ever since May 2017. If there's something exculpatory in it, Trump might want to point it out.https://t.co/y9qoQsynoq
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) August 30, 2018