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CNN Analyst Carl Bernstein Warns Trump May ‘Take Us To An Authoritarian Place’ [VIDEO]

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Peter Hasson Senior Reporter
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President Donald Trump may take America to an unprecedented “authoritarian place” with his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, CNN analyst Carl Bernstein claimed on Sunday.

“With my conversations with people at the White House, with lawyers, with some of the defendants who have come before Mueller and people on Capitol Hill, I think we can look at a big picture now with some real definition, in which the perilous moment for our country right now, and it’s a question of whether lies, authoritarianism and the character of the president of the United States are going to take us to an authoritarian place where we have never been, in which he will bury a duly constituted and legal investigation that will determine whether or not the president is above the rule of law,” Bernstein warned while on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” hosted by Brian Stelter.

“And what we are seeing, and what Donald Trump understands and the reason he wants to bury, demean, undermine and put this investigation out of business for all time is he knows that Mueller has the ability and the facts to reveal him, Donald Trump in a really terrible light, whether it’s criminal behavior or not,” the veteran journalist continued.

“Mueller has enough to show Donald Trump and his lies in a way that definitively the American people, including a lot of Fox viewers perhaps may be convinced that we are seeing a false narrative by the president of the United States in which well, maybe there is collusion, how do we define collusion? Trump does not want this story told; that’s the bottom line.” (RELATED: Still Lacking Evidence Of Collusion, Democrats Move The Goalposts)

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