Isn't that basically an everyday occurance? "Mika Brezinkski Triggered...."
JEN PSAKI: So, Ali, let's start with you, because you interviewed Governor Haley today. She had some interesting things to say. Let's play a clip of that and we can talk about it on the other end.
ALI VITALI: In your stump speech you often say that chaos follows Trump, fairly or unfairly. What’s an example of fair chaos that has followed the former president?
NIKKI HALEY: Oh. I mean, look at his Twitter at any point in time. Look at the fact he feeds off of chaos. Like, he creates it by, you know, going on temper tantrums, or creating rants, or saying things that he shouldn't say that we don't want dictators to hear. He creates that chaos.
PSAKI: It’s kind of an unsatisfying attack line. Just putting my cards on the table here. But what else did she have to say during your interview?
VITALI: Well, the other half of that, right? Because in her stump speech she says he's chaotic, fairly or unfairly. There's the fair stuff. The unfair stuff, she says, are the politically-minded cases that he is defending in court. Some of them, anyway. She points out Manhattan, for example. But that’s a pretty unsatisfying answer, too. And I think the thing that we are seeing consistently with Nikki Haley is a lot of these key issues, especially those that relate to Trump, she really does find a way to be on both sides of them. Be it January 6th, the cases, the chaos. Even the things that she brings up, she’s bringing up with an “I’m sorry” on the mental fitness front, or, she’s doing it kind of out of both sides of her mouth.
It’s been more than two weeks and still no word from the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit panel that heard argument Jan. 9. While there’s no single satisfying answer to this pressing question, there are some factors we can identify to help understand what’s at play.
First, the judges know that this opinion needs to be airtight. Whatever they decide will inevitably be appealed, which would mean not only their colleagues on the full D.C. Circuit — in what’s known as en banc review — but also potentially Supreme Court justices reviewing their work. While some observers are eager for a ruling as soon as possible to avoid further delay of Trump’s federal election interference trial, which technically is set to start March 4, whether the opinion takes weeks instead of days isn’t the judges’ greatest concern. That said, the court agreed to consider the case on an expedited timeline — they didn’t do that to take months to issue a ruling, even if they might wish they had more time for this historic case.