President Trump, mired in the on-going investigation by Robert Mueller informed the world he was prepared for battle by proclaiming his top legal representative, Rudy Giuliani was joining his defense team. One slight problem arose as soon as Giuliani took to the airwaves to proclaim his client's innocence - Giuliani instead admitted Trump's guilt. Yes, the circus known as the Trump presidency voluntarily took to a high wire act by having Giuliani go "viral" on broadcast media in an effort to "soar above" the alleged Witch Hunt and prove the president's innocence, only to fall spectacularly without a net. Not only did Giuliani claim Trump knew about hush money payments to Stormy Daniels he also detailed why it was important for the money to be paid - to steer it clear of the upcoming election. He even went so far to say Clinton would have done the same thing just before election day if she was forced to. (See: www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/05/06/giuliani-stumbles-into-another-fiasco/?utm_term=.855f5ff512d5).
Like everyone else, Giuliani threw Trump under the bus. Not only did he claim Trump knew of the payments, but that he also reimbursed Micheal Cohen plus "expenses" for handing the entire "affair." Giuliani then went on to impress his audience by claiming Cohen probably made several other payments like the one to Ms. Daniels. Gee, Rudy must be the best Trump can do by getting in front of accusations, even those not already raised. Makes one think Trump and his advisors know those indicted by Mueller have already flipped on Trump and getting out on front of questionable matters is better than covering them up - except the confusion coming from the Trump White house seems to fortify the argument that an actual cover-up is underway and Giuliani just didn't "have his facts straight." (See: www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/giuliani-will-get-his-facts-straight-and-other-takeaways-from-trumps-comments-on-the-white-house-lawn). But at this point, who can believe anything Trump says or tweets? (According to PolitiFact and the Washington Post, Mr. Trump is now averaging six lies a day while serving as president). (See: www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/05/01/president-trump-has-made-3001-false-or-misleading-claims-so-far/?utm_term=.403fe8cd05c8).
And here we go with a new week and perhaps new claims by Trump and his "crack team" of attorneys. Just today, Trump tweeted out his frustration with the "Witch Hunt" because it is all about the Democrats trying to drag the investigation beyond the Midterm elections in an effort to tarnish the GOP brand. A tad bit hypocritical considering this was the actual strategy played out perfectly by the Republicans running the never ending Benghazi investigations - solely designed to tarnish Clinton's candidacy with eight separate investigations. The rationale used by Republicans for the constant investigations? To create a reason to investigate everything relating to Clinton. Now that the Democrats have the chance to pursue Trump, Republicans seemed worried about the political impact such investigations can cause. They should know, they perfected the strategy and Karma's a bitch! (See: www.usnews.com/debate-club/is-benghazi-a-legitimate-scandal/theres-no-scandal-only-a-partisan-witch-hunt and www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/09/30/kevin-mccarthys-comments-about-benghazi-should-raise-a-red-flag-for-republicans/?utm_term=.ae2cab4026c1).
So as we enter another week of the Trump presidency, we can expect more twists and turns and a lot more revelations of possible Russian collusion between the Trump Campaign, his advisors and perhaps even Mr. Trump himself. Either way, Trump should dig in and expect a rocky remainder of his term. And don't forget, Mr. Mueller's strategy of boxing Trump into a corner is working. Fighting a potential subpoena from the Special Prosecutor could lead to a potential Constitutional crisis - one only the Supreme Court can resolve. (See: www.politico.com/story/2018/05/06/giuliani-trump-mueller-subpoena-570883). If Mr. Trump thinks he can beat the subpoena, he will nevertheless lose as doubt and real concern gain steam throughout this argument. And what if Mueller can prove Trump's guilt? I guess we will only then see if his base of supporters think their dear leader (and themselves) are above the law.
As President Richard Nixon once said; "Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself. " Now if only Mr. Trump and his supporters would only this. Have a great week!