MSNBC host Joy Reid and guest Elie Mystal on Saturday openly connived about the best way to "get to" Trump. They concluded that it would be to "go after" Ivanka. Gloated Mystal: "this is the first time that we have Ivanka . . . in the crosshairs . . . The only way we're really going to get to Trump is if you go after his kids . . . And this [going after Ivanka] could be the way to do it."
A bit later, a concurring Reid pointed out: "there is this finding . . . that you can't indict a sitting President. But it doesn't say anything about a sitting President's daughter."
Note Mystal boasting that we have Ivanka "in the crosshairs." Such a violent, gun-related, metaphor! Good thing Sarah Palin didn't say that about a Democrat's daughter! (Here's a flashback to MSNBC's Chris Matthews attacking Palin for such language.)
ELIE MYSTAL: Do you remember in 'The Firm,' how Tom Cruise brings down the entire mob on overbilling? In these reports, what we have is Ivanka Trump, as part of the Trump organization, overbilling the inaugural committee. That could be it right there. What we now have -- this is the first time -- look, we've talked a lot about Don Jr., we know now he was at the Trump Tower meeting, we talked a lot about Eric, because he seems to be Fredo.
This is the first time that we have Ivanka—which is like the only kid he likes—in the crosshairs. She apparently, according to these reports, was involved with overcharging the inaugural committee, and somebody had to tell her: this is going to look bad when we get audited. For a long time I thought that the only way we are really going to get to Trump is if you go after his kids. If you put the kids in legal peril, that's the only thing that's going to shock him out of his lying, deceitful, cocoon. And this could be the way to do it.
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JOY REID: There is this finding that people -- we're going to talk about this later in the show -- that you can't indict a sitting President. But it doesn't say anything about a sitting President's daughter.
Mystal says it's the first time "we" have Ivanka in the crosshairs. And he says that the only way "we" are going to get Trump is to go after his kids. Question: who is "we?"
Mystal's lame theory is that Ivanka could be in trouble for overcharging the Trump inaugural committee for rooms at a Trump hotel during the inauguration festivities. Catch the end of the clip to hear how sinister Reid sounds as she says that the prohibition on indicting a sitting President "doesn't say anything about a sitting President's daughter. "