For around a year now, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating popular vote loser Donald Trump who ( despite regularly attacks on all of his enemies and just generally anyone he doesn’t like, on Twitter) hasn’t said a single word about Mueller specifically. Possibly because he knows he’s the one person who is most likely to bring this presidency crashing down.
Now, Trump finally snapped and went after Mueller himself and the probe in an epic (and totally untrue) Twitter rant. So what changed?
Trump tweeted over the weekend: “The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!”
It wasn’t very difficult to figure out that at least part of Trump’s tantrum was due to his frustration that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (who Trump has fired) had already handed over his memos to Robert Mueller.
However, there is another reason why Trump is likely exploding into his public rants about Mueller, and it’s spelled out way down in a new New York Times article:
“The president’s tweets, posted on a Saturday in which he remained inside the White House with no public schedule, came as Mr. Mueller is said to have sent questions to Mr. Trump’s legal team as part of negotiations over an interview with the president.”
Having received the interview questions from Mueller, Trump realized that he is now backed into a corner that he can’t get out of. Trump is in a lose-lose situation and he’s melting down publicly about it.
1) If Trump agrees to the interview with Mueller and speaks truthfully, he’ll have to confess to wrongdoing either by himself or those around him.
2) If Trump lies during to Mueller, that’s a felony.
3) If Trump pleads the Fifth Amendment, he will be viewed as guilty in the court of public opinion, ending himself politically.
4) Let’s not forget, Trump very own legal team has literally gone on record saying they are concerned that Trump will purger himself when he sits down with Mueller.
In short, it’s Mueller Time…and Trump knows it, so he exploding into public meltdowns more and more often.
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