Joe Biden Calls President Trump A 'Joke'

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Former Vice President Joe Biden said he thinks President Donald Trump should not meet with special counsel Robert Mueller, citing his "difficulty with precision."

Biden appeared on CNN on Feb. 6 for an interview with Chris Cuomo, the Daily Mail reported. He offered some stern advice for President Trump in regards to Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"If I were the president's lawyer I would probably tell him not to sit down with the special counsel," Biden said. "The President has some difficulty with precision. And one of the things that I would worry about if I were his lawyer is him saying something that was just simply not true without him even planning to be disingenuous."

Biden then brought up Trump's State of the Union address.

"I just marvel at some of the things he says and does, like two days ago anybody who didn't stand up and clap for him was un-American and maybe even treasonous," Biden said.

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When Cuomo said the White House stated that Trump's treason remark was in jest, Biden responded, "Well let me tell you, he's a joke."

Biden didn't stop there. The former vice president also criticized Trump's decision to approve the declassification of a House Intelligence Committee memo regarding the FBI's 2016 court application to eavesdrop on Trump's campaign aide, Carter Page.

"This is the first president to make a full-throated, unvarnished attack on the entirety of the FBI," Biden explained. "Not going after J. Edgar Hoover, who was one person ... this was to discredit the FBI and discredit his own Justice Department."

The memo was written by Republican Congressional staffers. It provides details on actions taken by former FBI Director James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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"This is doing everything that Putin ever wanted, sowing doubt about whether or not our justice system is fair, sowing doubt about whether or not there is anything that's remotely consistent with our Constitution, is just, it's a disaster," Biden said.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci also appeared on CNN and spoke with Jake Tapper about the president's willingness to speak with Mueller.

"He's basically saying that I'm wide open as a book. I've done absolutely nothing wrong and I'm willing to say so under oath," Scaramucci said. "So again, I still think that that is on the table."

Another source, who was not identified, told CNN they believe Trump is confident about speaking with Mueller because of his experience with lawsuits and testifying under oath.

"He thinks he can work this," the source said. "He doesn't realize how high the stakes are."

"You can't get up and walk away. It's not that easy," the source added.

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN / Featured Image: Center For American Progress/Flickr / Embedded Images: Marc Nozell/Flickr, Karl-Ludwig Poggemann/Flickr

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