Trump‘s barrage of tweets in the last few days shows he must be freaking the fuck out…
“Heroes will come of this, and it won’t be Mueller and his terrible Gang of Angry Democrats.“
Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried out some hilarious new material for her upcoming comedy tour. At her first daily briefing in a month she said,
“I don’t think the President has any concerns about the report because he knows that there was no wrongdoing by him and that there was no collusion.“
Trump also told Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son, campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
According to CNN (“fake news”) here are the deets he’s supposedly NOT going nuts about…
• Paul Manafort‘s cooperation deal collapsed after Mueller accused him of lying on multiple occasions. The Guardian reported on Tuesday that Manafort met Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is accused of blasting out emails stolen by Russian spies to attack Hillary Clinton, on a number of occasions in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
• There was immediate speculation that Manafort’s apparent attempts to mislead Mueller amounted to an implicit plea for a pardon from the President.
• CNN obtained draft court documents Tuesday with which Mueller plans to show how Trump associate Roger Stone allegedly sought information and emails from Wikileaks using another operative, Jerome Corsi, as a go between.
• And CNN contributor Carl Bernstein reported Tuesday that Mueller’s team has been investigating a meeting between Manafort and Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in Quito in 2017 and has specifically asked if WikiLeaks or Assange was discussed in the meeting…
All of these recent developments suggest that Mueller has penetrated DEEP into the events surrounding the 2016 election.
Former Watergate special prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste told CNN on Tuesday that if the report of Manafort-Assange meetings was correct it would be extraordinary. Ben-Veniste said.
“What in the world would Mr. Manafort be doing meeting with Julian Assange if not to talk about Assange’s role as a cut out for disseminating information the Russians obtained by illegal hacking?”
…without releasing a report, without another indictment, Mr. Mueller would be in a position to reveal a lot of information that we would all find very interesting about his investigation in open court.”
Trump seems to know more about the probe than is available (through fake news), and it’s possible that Matthew Whitaker, who is now in charge of overseeing Mueller, has clued him into the inner workings of the investigation.
But in a tweet last night Trump went after “Crooked Hillary” again referring to her “acid washing” her email. You mean like Mom Jeans?
As Lawrence O’Donnell has said,
“If Trump has dementia, how will we know…?”
(Photo, screen gab SNL; via CNN)