A good plan. He made the decision to cancel Acosta’s press pass obviously without any help from lawyers too, and look how well that turned out.
What the world doesn’t know yet but will come to learn in due time is that he’s answered every question the same way, in red marker: “WITCH HUNT.” And MUELLER = CUCK.”
The fact that he’s received written questions from Mueller’s office and is in the process of responding is newsy, though. It might explain his reclusiveness and shorter-than-usual temper lately. What was in those questions that has POTUS on edge?
[H]alf a dozen people in contact with the White House and other Trump officials say a deep anxiety has started to set in that Mueller is about to pounce after his self-imposed quiet period, and that any number of Trump’s allies and family members may soon be staring down the barrel of an indictment…
“You can see it in Trump’s body language all week long. There’s something troubling him. It’s not just a couple staff screw-ups with Melania,” said a senior Republican official in touch with the White House. “It led me to believe the walls are closing in and they’ve been notified by counsel of some actions about to happen. Folks are preparing for the worst.”…
Also on indictment watch: Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son, who has told his friends in recent weeks that he believes he could be facing charges from Mueller, according to one of those people…
The feeding frenzy is everywhere. John R. Schindler, a columnist for the Observer and former National Security Agency analyst, wrote last week that Mueller was holding “dozens of sealed indictments” involving people associated with Trump, his campaign and the administration. He cited an unnamed intelligence community official who has worked with Mueller as his source.
Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi have said publicly that they fear they might be indicted. Could it really be true that “dozens” of sealed indictments are in Mueller’s back pocket, though, just waiting to be deployed at opportune moments? Politico notes that a Democratic campaign finance lawyer went looking through the federal docket in D.C. recently and found 53 sealed indictments since the start of the year. There’s no way of telling how many, or if any, are Mueller’s handiwork — but some seem to have been filed during busy periods for his office. Hmmm.
Did POTUS get the word at some point over the past week that someone close to him is being indicted? Or is his peevishness lately more a product of knowing that Democratic investigators will soon be rifling through his closets, looking for skeletons? Speaking of which:
It’s true that Obama and Clinton suffered bigger bloodbaths in the House during the midterms but no Republican president since Ford took a beating as savage as Trump did last Tuesday. Democrats have banked 34 seats and may finish with as many as 39 once the counting in California is done. And even Ford’s thrashing comes with a gigantic asterisk: That was in 1974, a few months after Nixon imploded in Watergate. That’s how unusual it is for Republicans to get walloped in the House as badly as they just did. Even the double whammy of Katrina and Iraq in Bush’s second term didn’t produce a wave as big and blue as the one we just saw. Exit quotation from Vanity Fair: “‘He really thought he won the midterms,’ a prominent Republican who spoke with Trump said.”
President Trump on written questions from Robert Mueller: "My lawyers don't write answers. I write answers. I was asked a series of questions. I've answered them very easily." pic.twitter.com/bj00tjRe1x
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 16, 2018