Battle of Wits

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So the New York Time released a possible list of questions that Mueller reportedly gave Trump’s legal team.  Now of course, that situation has created a firestorm of stories and questions.  Who leaked the list?  Why? Who aims to benefit? How many tweets was Trump going to devote to it?  How many times would he say “Collusion” or “Witch Hunt”?  But what has been noted is the phrasing behind the question.  Their design seem intended to appeal to Trump’s love of explaining things as opposed to short, succinct, yes or no answers.  Now, critics of the investigation say that the point of these questions is to catch Trump in a lie.  I say any question, no matter how it’s phrased, is likely to have that happen, because the man publicly lies, on average, 5 times a day, and that’s not hyperbole.  The funny thing is, I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump went and answered these questions anyway, because all the people around him are almost certainly telling him not to, and Trump a) doesn’t like being told what to do, and b) thinks he’s too intelligent to be tricked.  Gotta love his confidence, right?

Jeff Sessions Might Have a Conflict of Interest

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Jeff Sessions is not recusing himself from the Michael Cohen fiasco, because of course he isn’t.  While many might say there is no distinction between the Cohen investigation and the Russia Investigation, I think it’s fair to categorize them mostly differently.  Though I get the feeling that Sessions isn’t thinking so above the board in his reasoning.  I’m pretty sure he’s just looking to keep his job.  I think everyone realizes that if he had recused himself from yet another investigation that centers around his boss, that he’d be fired so hard and so quick that all that would be left are Session’s Keebler elf ears.  Is there a conflict of interest when it comes to being objective about a legal investigation of the man who can fire you?

Trump Brand Loyalty

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So Michael Cohen may prove to be quite a thorn in the President’s side.  The fact of the matter is that Cohen has been seen as Trump’s “fixer” for about 20 years now, and what he might know, and what he has probably done in the name of protecting Trump…I mean we can’t even begin to guess.  Trump will admit he was no boyscout, and in the process of trying to figure out how Cohen relates to the bigger picture of Trump and Russia, the rabbit hole of questionable or illegal activity…well it could be damning.  Trump has to be sweating over this pretty hard.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Self Reflection

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Just prior to the election, Sarah Huckabee Sanders famously said on Twitter, “When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing.”  Now her boss is attacking FBI agents because he’s under criminal investigation.  Man, her life must be a big goofy mess.