This Ain’t Normal, Folks
Comrade Preznint Stupid is trying to build his own dossier on Robert Mueller and the other FBI investigators:
“President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or get some members of his team recused, according to three people with knowledge of the research effort. The search for potential conflicts is wide-ranging. It includes scrutinizing donations to Democratic candidates, investigators’ past clients and Mr. Mueller’s relationship with James B. Comey, whose firing as F.B.I. director is part of the special counsel’s investigation.”
And then the legalese version:
“Attorney Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s external legal team, told The Associated Press that the lawyers ‘will consistently evaluate the issue of conflicts and raise them in the appropriate venue.’”
And then the WaPo tells us:
“Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with the effort. Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe, according to one of those people. A second person said Trump’s lawyers have been discussing the president’s pardoning powers among themselves. Trump’s legal team declined to comment on the issue. But one adviser said the president has simply expressed a curiosity in understanding the reach of his pardoning authority, as well as the limits of Mueller’s investigation.
I cannot imagine a decent lawyer going this route. What’s that you say, WaPo?
“Further adding to the challenges facing Trump’s outside lawyers, the team’s spokesman, Mark Corallo, resigned on Thursday, according to two people familiar with his departure. Corallo did not respond to immediate requests for comment.”
OK, for a lot of different reasons this is crazy, and we can safely assume that there will be some kind of showdown between the FBI and the mango-hued shitgibbon.
It sounds like a Mob movie, written and directed by the Cohen Brothers, than like the United States. The Russian Usurper is running the White House like their only job is to promote, protect, and defend him. Agenda? What’s that? And we taxpayers are all paying for this farce.
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) says
“President Donald Trump’s decision to talk off the cuff about the Russia probe to reporters allowed him to put out his version of events-but increased the legal risks to him, as well as to his children and the growing number of associates who have been pulled into the expanding investigation. Every public statement by the president or others involved opens a line of questioning for special counsel Robert Mueller or lawmakers exploring the contacts between Trump associates and Russia during the 2016 election. Like the president’s tweets, his interviews can be used to establish facts or intent, offering investigators a gold mine of information but potentially creating conflicts for others that can lead to headaches for their various lawyers-or to criminal charges including perjury or obstruction of justice.”
Will there be Russian Pee Hookers in the Russian Usurper’s Mueller dossier? No? Case dismissed.