Comrade Prznint Stupid is returning to his pre-politics strategy—sue the bejeebus outta everyone—that he long used in his bidness career — resist, delay and sue to try to avoid being impeached.
We may have mentioned yesterday (fact check: true!) that Stupid is suing House Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings (the Executive branch asks the Judicial branch to stop the Legislative branch) to keep their mitts off his accountants , ordered subpoena’ed former White House staffer Carl Kline not to show up (and he didn’t show up! Cummings is setting up the committee to vote to hold Kline in Contempt of Congress!), claimed subpoena’ed former White House counsel Don McGahn cannot testify because of executive privilege (fact check: false!), and ordered living typo Steve Mnuchin (Worst. Bond. Villain. Ever.) to slow walk his tax returns (ALLEGEDLY, though I’m pretty sure Mnuchin would fall on a sword willingly, unless it inconvenienced himself).
In the WaPo, Prznint Stupid says that he does not want any of his current or former staffers to testify because, “There is no reason to go any further.”
“In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump said that complying with congressional requests was unnecessary after the White House cooperated with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of Russian interference and the president’s own conduct in office. ‘There is no reason to go any further, and especially in Congress where it’s very partisan — obviously very partisan,’ Trump said. … ‘I don’t want people testifying to a party, because that is what they’re doing if they do this,’ Trump said.”
How can one argue with logic like, “that is what they’re doing if they do this” – seems watertight, amirite?
Additionally Stupid announced that all members of his administration are forbidden to attend the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) dinner (AKA the Nerd Prom, and the nerds should be grateful).
Petty, but you know, totally not a dictator.
(Anyone wanna put some Quatloos down that his most loyal lapdogs in the House and Senate will decide to not go, even the media sluts who always are in the green rooms? What’s the over-under on Senatorette Lindsey Graham not attending?)
Anyway, it is a return to form: delay, don’t pay, run out the clock with his deep pockets. If he could stiff some carpenters along the way it would be like getting the old gang back together.
*Stolen from @CDashiell, who you should follow.
“I have been totally exonerated by a bunch of total bullshit.”
— Chris Dashiell (@cdashiell) April 24, 2019