He’s Unhinged

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Nobody is even trying to calm him down.  Many many tweets about the Mueller probe (Agent Strzok), one misogynist/racist tweet calling Omarosa a “dog”, and ONE having to do with world affairs (a terrorist attack in London).

One of these days, he will spell “counsel” right consistently (he got it correct with the Lou Dobbs tweet, but not the Judicial Watch tweet)

I don’t know where Trump gets the idea that Strzok “started” the Mueller investigation.  I tried to find the basis for this, even going to a Fox News article entitled: “Strzok, Page and the FBI texting scandal explained” and all that is “explained” is that Strzok and Page were lovers, and both worked (for a time) on the Mueller investigation.  Nothing suggests that Strzok started it.

And that’s because he didn’t.  Trump is making shit up.

And I saw Rudy Guiliani on Hannity last night drop a “bombshell” that Strzok and Mueller are really just “puppets” and that former CIA Director John Brennan is really the whole “quarterback” of the whole Russia investigation as well as the stop to the Hillary email investigation.  Which is just weird since the CIA has no authority over the FBI.

I am assuming there is a calculated defensive strategy somewhere, but I’ll be damned if I can find it.  Trump’s defensive team, which includes Trump himself, is not on same page.  I can understand muddying the waters, but when you are internally inconsistent… aren’t you only muddying your OWN position?

I guess the other tweet of note was the one where he writes: “If we had a real Attorney General, this Witch Hunt would never have been started! Looking at the wrong people.”  That’s pretty amazing – a president mocking his own justice department.

Taken together, his tweets make it clear that he wants to: Shut down the Mueller investigation, purge the government of anyone not loyal to himself, and prosecute his enemies. It’s a showcase of dictatorial overreach. Putting aside the Mueller investigation, in any normal year these tweets alone would be reason to impeach.

The call for to stop the Mueller investigation to stop, and to investigate Hillary is beyond ridiculous. The Justice Department and Congress investigated Benghazi for 4 years. There were zero indictments and no findings of wrongdoing. The DOJ also investigated Hillary Clinton’s emails for 2 years.  Again, zero indictments.  In the first 15 months of the Mueller investigation, there have been 32 indictments and 5 plea-deals. And the subject of this investigation wants the Mueller investigation to stop? Really?


Well, it seems that calling Omarosa a “dog” didn’t shut her up, as Omarosa has released a tape to CBS:

But a new recording, obtained by CBS News overnight, seems to back up Omarosa’s story that several Trump advisers discussed an alleged tape during the 2016 campaign.   

Trump campaign advisers denied on Monday that any conversations took place. CBS News has not been able to verify the authenticity of the recording – though it appears to confirm Omarosa’s claims that Trump campaign officials were aware of a tape in which then-candidate Trump uses a racial slur, and they talked about how to handle it.


Omarosa claims the Trump campaign was aware of the existence of the tape. She describes an October 2016 phone conversation with Lynne Patton, then-assistant to Eric Trump, spokesperson Katrina Pierson and campaign communications director Jason Miller in which they discuss how to deal with the potential fallout from its release. 

“I am trying to find at least what context it was used in to help us maybe try to figure out a way to spin it,” Pierson is heard saying.

Patton then described a conversation she had with then-candidate Trump about making the slur.

Patton: “I said, ‘Well, sir, can you think of anytime where this happened?’

And he said, ‘no.'”

Omarosa: “Well, that is not true.”

Patton: “He goes, how do you think I should handle it and I told him exactly what you just said, Omarosa, which is well, it depends on what scenario you are talking about. And he said, well, why don’t you just go ahead and put it to bed.”

Pierson: “He said. No, he said it. He is embarrassed by it.”

You know, here is the thing. Even if Omarosa has an actual tape of Trump saying the N-word, I think it will be a two-day story. We’ll all be shocked, and then we will move on. That’s how low we’ve gotten.

UPDATE #2 — From the Washington Examiner

President Trump’s campaign organization Tuesday filed charges against friend-turned-enemy Omarosa Manigault Newman, claiming that she broke a 2016 nondisclosure contract by disparaging the president in her new book and revealing private talks from the ultra-secret White House Situation Room.

In New York, Trump campaign lawyers filed for arbitration to force the former star of “The Apprentice” to abide by the agreement they say she signed when joining the 2016 campaign.

According to a sample of the agreement provided to Secrets, she was required to keep proprietary information about the president, his companies or his family confidential and to never “disparage” the Trump family “during the term of your service and at all times thereafter.”

Ugh. The Washington Examiner is such a bad newspaper, but it leans right, so it’s no wonder they got the “exclusive” on this. Here’s where the story is wrong — no, the Trump campaign did not “file charges” against Omarosa.  That’s a little dramatic.  They have sought arbitration with the America Arbitration Association per the 2016 NDA she (allegedly) signed during the campaign.


Um.. okay.  I don’t know if I believe her, but if she told all this to Mueller, and she lied…. oooooo, man.