President Trump was irate over a New York Times article suggesting that White House Counsel Don McGahn has gone rogue, cooperating with Robert Mueller and spilling the president’s secrets all over the Office of the Special Counsel.
The article, which was typical for the Times in that it relied much more heavily on rumor and insinuation than on the facts, came out this weekend to the usual left-wing fanfare. But while the Resistance may have been happy to kick around this new theory of the case – that McGahn was going to be the secret weapon to bring Trump down – the article was met with nothing but rage from the commander-in-chief.
“Disgraced and discredited Bob Mueller and his whole group of Angry Democrat Thugs spent over 30 hours with the White House Counsel, only with my approval, for purposes of transparency,” the president wrote on Monday morning. “Anybody needing that much time when they know there is no Russian Collusion is just someone looking for trouble.
“They are enjoying ruining people’s lives and REFUSE to look at the real corruption on the Democrat side – the lies, the firings, the deleted Emails and soooo much more!” Trump continued. “Mueller’s Angry Dems are looking to impact the election. They are a National Disgrace!”
You’d think that would be enough rage (and truth) for one morning, but the president came back shortly to take another swipe at the Mueller investigation.
“Where’s the collusion?” he asked. “They made up a phony crime called Collusion, and when there was no Collusion they say there was Obstruction (of a phony crime that never existed). If you FIGHT BACK or say anything bad about the Rigged Witch Hunt, they scream Obstruction!”
Well, both Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani understand how this case is going to play out. The president is in no legal jeopardy whatsoever, and Trump has been well aware of that fact for a long time. He’s merely toying with Mueller at this point. He knows that this is going to be decided in the political arena and nowhere else. He is trying to influence public opinion and let Republicans in Congress know that there will be NO appetite among his supporters for an impeachment trial. Which is, at the end of the day, the only thing he really has to fear.