WATCH: CNN’s Honig Says New Trump/DOJ Story Represents a Colossal Abuse of Power

Donald Trump’s presidency was so crazy and so corrupt that it undercuts the serious of some of the things he reportedly did while in office. But the New York Times released quite a bombshell on Friday.

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According to notes taken by a deputy to the Acting Attorney General, Trump said, “Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me.”

This afternoon, CNN’s Elie Honig was asked about the story. The legal analyst explained, “I think it’s important that we not take this for granted or get numb to it because we’ve seen plenty of evidence that [Trump] was willing to do anything to overturn the election. Here, we are getting confirmation that he reached out to the Justice Department, which ought to be the last bastion of truth and independence, and just enlist their help … he essentially asked them to make it up.”

The CNN correspondent then commending the DOJ for standing up to Trump noting his actions were an “absolute abuse of power, abuse of presidential authority.”

Honig closed, “So, this really is an astonishing abuse of power by the president, and there needs to be accountability in Congress and potentially elsewhere.”

Watch a clip of the comments below, courtesy of CNN:

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