Maybe, deep down, Trump wants to leave the White House, trashing the place and taking any decency with him on the way out.
I don’t know what else could explain Trump taking to Twitter yesterday to essentially admit that he committed obstruction of justice. He tweeted the following:
“I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!”
George W. Bush was an unforgivable, certified moron when it came to policy making, the personnel with whom he surrounded himself and his leadership. It is amazing that Trump can make him look like a Mensa society member by comparison.
This one doesn’t even require any complex whiteboard diagrams about criminal connections and conversations. It’s easy to understand, just follow these steps:
- Unlike the falsehood Trump said today, Flynn admitted that his actions during the transition were unlawful. There were also unlawful actions committed while he was National Security Advisor.
- Did Trump know that these statements were false and, by nature of when and where and to whom they were made, criminal?
- If the answer to the previous question is “YES” then Trump very likely committed obstruction of justice when he asked James Comey to not pursue a criminal investigation against Michael Flynn. He knew that Flynn was engaging in criminal behavior + attempting to thwart an investigation into that criminal behavior = obstruction of justice.
Remember Sally Yates? Remember how she was fired by the White House? Remember how she was fired by the White House shortly after she warned White House Counsel Don McGahn that Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by the Russians because he had not been truthful about his contacts with the Russians? Well, that might be looked at as obstruction of justice.
Trump might’ve not only implicated himself, he might’ve taken down McGahn, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, K.T. McFarland, Sean Spicer and Jared Kushner as well.