If his attorneys think they can trust him to sit through an entire interview with Robert Mueller without flying off the handle or, at the very least, accidentally incriminating himself, they don’t know much about their client.
“After all, these same committee members also have to attend to pressing issues like health care, and preventing nuclear war — there are only so many hours in the day. ”
“To paraphrase Rubio: Imagine being able to call on the resources of a nation state to do targeted ad buys.”
“…but that’s because it was happening somewhere else.”
“In the scenario outlined above, in which Trump faces, at the very worst, impeachment without removal, he won’t have completely undone the norms, but he will have eroded them. His tenure will have moved the line of the conceivable.”
In case it wasn’t clear to you that the walls are closing in on this administration, The New York Times is out reporting that Robert Mueller has now asked the White House to produce documents related to the actions Trump has taken as President.
Well, someone’s “wires” were indeed “tapped” (as Trump famously alleged in an ill-fated tweet earlier this year) and that someone was Paul Manafort.
“Facebook has handed over to Robert Mueller detailed records about the Russian ad purchases on its platform that go beyond what it shared with Congress last week.”
Mark my words: you’re going to wake up one day a year or so from now and discover that some of the sites you frequent have been shut down – permanently.
In other words, Trump’s lawyers thought maybe it wasn’t the best idea for the President to have, as a key adviser, someone who is himself under the microscope for the very same possibly nefarious dealings that Trump is suspected of.
“Either way, Trump may soon learn that the “states’ rights” ostensibly represented by the monuments and flags he reveres includes the power to bring his campaign team — and even him — to justice.”
“The May letter had been met with opposition from Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, who believed that some of its contents were problematic.”
Trump’s legal team might want to start burning the candle at both ends…
“That brings us to the most important implication of the news of the Manafort raid.”
“We are in for an epic clash between two septuagenarians who both came from wealthy New York families and attended Ivy League schools but couldn’t be more different — the flamboyant flimflam man and the buttoned-down, buttoned-up boy scout.”