CNN Digital Expansion 2018, Caroline Kelly
By Caroline Kelly
Updated 5:15 PM ET, Thu September 26, 2019
(CNN) Watergate journalist and CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein asserted that President Donald Trump was experiencing “an unraveling” in response to “evidence of the President’s corruption” in a whistleblower complaint released Thursday.
“We are seeing both in real time, with the President’s remarks and also through documentary evidence, his corruption,” Bernstein told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Thursday.
The complaint, released on Thursday, alleges that Trump abused his official powers “to solicit interference” from Ukraine in the upcoming 2020 election, and that the White House took steps to cover it up.
Bernstein pointed to Trump’s subsequent comments on how spies were dealt with differently in the old days in referencing who provided key information to the whistleblower as a display of “his temperament in an extreme, perhaps even greater than we’ve ever seen before.”
“We’re watching, too, an unraveling in front of us, both factually and also temperamentally, in terms of the conduct of the President of the United States,” Bernstein said.
“And why?” he added. “Well, partly because the President of the United States recognizes that there is in this whistleblower’s documents terrible evidence of the President’s corruption.”