Trump Threatens Live Tweet Comey’s Testimony
He’s so defiant. He keeps declaring the media can’t stop him from tweeting. He misunderstands things entirely. No one wants him to stop tweeting except for.
1. The media hopes he keeps tweeting as it gives them lots of headlines and news
2. His opponents-the Dems, #TheResistance, etc-hope he keeps tweeting.
3. Robert Mueller hopes he keeps tweeting.
Everyone wants him to keep tweeting except for his staff. See how I set that up…
After all, every tweet has the potential to be another article of impeachment if not multiple articles of impeachment. And now he says he wants to punch back at Comey?
That sounds like it could give us some more articles of impeachment.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 7, 2017
Punching the FBI Director he fired to end the Russia probe certainly sounds like at least one impeachment article maybe multiple.
The wonderful thing about Trump-for those of us who despite and oppose him-is that he never learns. He doubles and triples down and when that leads to more chaos and disaster he doubles and triples down on that too.
Yesterday Michael Isikoff reported at Yahoo that Trump is having a hard time finding topline attorneys to respresent him. Certainly no lawyer would want to see their client going into the Comey hearing in this mindset.
“Trump, furious and frustrated, gears up to punch back at Comey testimony.”
“Alone in the White House in recent days, President Trump — frustrated and defiant — has been spoiling for a fight, according to his confidants and associates.”
“Glued even more than usual to the cable news shows that blare from the televisions in his private living quarters, or from the 60-inch flat screen he had installed in his cramped study off the Oval Office, he has fumed about “fake news.” Trump has seethed as his agenda has stalled in Congress and the courts. He has chafed against the pleas for caution from his lawyers and political advisers, tweeting whatever he wants, whenever he wants.”
“And on Thursday, the president will come screen-to-screen with the FBI director he fired, James B. Comey, thoughts of whom have consumed, haunted and antagonized Trump since Comey launched an expanding Russia investigation that the president slammed as a “witch hunt.”
More defiant then ever, more cable than ever.
Comey’s testimony is a political Super Bowl — with television networks interrupting regular programming to air it, and some Washington offices and bars making plans for special viewings.
Trump is keen to be a participant rather than just another viewer, two senior White House officials said, including the possibility of taking to Twitter to offer acerbic commentary during the hearing.
Talk about a legal nightmare.
“Top lawyers with at least four major law firms rebuffed White House overtures to represent President Trump in the Russia investigations, in part over concerns that the president would be unwilling to listen to their advice, according to five sources familiar with discussions about the matter.”
Basically, you get the best of both worlds with him-he doesn’t listen and doesn’t pay.
He even stiffed the lawyers who represented him in a suit charging him with stiffing contractors. That’s what you get for defending a deadbeat…
“Before Kasowitz was retained, however, some of the biggest law firms and their best-known attorneys turned down overtures when they were sounded out by White House officials to see if they would be willing to represent the president, the sources said.”
“Among them, sources said, were some of the most high-profile names in the legal profession, including Brendan Sullivan of Williams & Connolly; Ted Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Paul Clement and Mark Filip of Kirkland & Ellis; and Robert Giuffra of Sullivan & Cromwell.”
“The lawyers and their firms cited a variety of factors in choosing not to take on the president as a client. Some, like Brendan Sullivan, said they had upcoming trials or existing commitments that would make it impossible for them to devote the necessary time and resources to Trump’s defense.”
“Others mentioned potential conflicts with clients of their firms, such as financial institutions that have already received subpoenas relating to potential money-laundering issues that are part of the investigation.”
“But a consistent theme, the sources said, was the concern about whether the president would accept the advice of his lawyers and refrain from public statements and tweets that have consistently undercut his position.”
“The concerns were, ‘The guy won’t pay and he won’t listen,’” said one lawyer close to the White House who is familiar with some of the discussions between the firms and the administration, as well as deliberations within the firms themselves.”
Doesn’t listen and doesn’t pay. By all means, let’s make him President-he doesn’t have a private email server.
But What About Your Emails, Secretary Clinton?
P.S. As we saw in my poll out last week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.
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