The storm that will end with Trump’s removal from office just made landfall.
The media: Would you like some Grey Poupon with dinner?
Me: No, I’ll take the HOLY SHITBALLS BATMAN THIS BASTARD IS GOING TO JAIL special.
Friends, skeptics, hedonists and doubters, I can now say with moral certainty that there are going to be at the very minimum, charges by Robert Mueller against Donald Trump for conspiracy against the US and obstruction of justice. This is not the speculation of Nostrathomas, these are facts.
The NYT has a list of questions Robert Mueller has submitted to Trump’s lawyers and they are a clear and definitive roadmap to Mueller’s case and it is quite simply, devastating. It is so richly presented and presented with such fantastical strategic genius that I’m cackling like Renfield. As I said months ago, Trump will not testify in front of Mueller, not willingly anyway. When he refuses, Mueller will either present his findings to congress or subpoena him before his grand jury. When he does choose option B, Trump will invoke his 5th amendment privilege.
Rudy Giuliani will not be flapping his yapper anymore because he knows where Mueller is going and the sober reality is that this is the beginning of the end of Trump. Rudy will have to explain to Trump the legal peril he is now in. It is also absolutely certain that Michael Cohen will be indicted. Trump is aware that any pardon for him will be useless because it will first admit that Cohen is guilty of a crime. It will also remove any 5th amendment privilege Cohen might have which Mueller can use to get Cohen’s testimony before the grand jury. If he goes before the grand jury and does not testify, he can be thrown in the federal clink until he decides to testify. If he lies or doesn’t testify, he is obstructing justice. Trump’s only move is to distance himself from Cohen which he has already began to do but that will not work.
First, understand that no half-competent attorney *ever* asks a question they do not know the answer to already. Mueller is a prosecutorial assassin. He has this game won and he knows the liar-in-chief has no escape. Here’s the meat and Mueller is serving fillet o’ Trump.
“What efforts were made to reach out to Mr. Flynn about seeking immunity or possible pardon?” Translation: You told Flynn you would give him a pardon. He will testify to this. I dare you to lie to me.
“What knowledge did you have of any outreach by your campaign, including by Paul Manafort, to Russia about potential assistance to the campaign?” Translation: I have Paul Manafort on recordings trying to get a quid pro quo deal with Russians. You conspired with Russian agents to undermine our election and you knew about it. I dare you to lie to me.
“What was the purpose of your Jan. 27, 2017, dinner with Mr. Comey, and what was said?” Translation: Trump has lied about this repeatedly and if he lies about it now, he will be charged with perjury. This is quite simply a perjury trap that Trump cannot answer.
“What did you think and do in reaction to the news that the special counsel was speaking to Mr. Rogers, Mr. Pompeo and Mr. Coats?” Translation: They told me everything, I dare you to lie about it. Another perjury trap which will prove his corrupt intent.
“What did you mean when you told Russian diplomats on May 10, 2017, that firing Mr. Comey had taken the pressure off?” Translation: This is prima facie evidence of both your corrupt intent and conspiracy against the United States.
“What is the reason for your continued criticism of Mr. Comey and his former deputy, Andrew G. McCabe?” Translation: I’m going to show you the implements of your doom and slandering the FBI is going to have severe consequences.
“Did you discuss whether Mr. Sessions would protect you, and reference past attorneys general?” Translation: Yes you did and I have multiple sources who have verified this including your own staff. This is the corrupt intent.
“What discussions did you have regarding terminating the special counsel, and what did you do when that consideration was reported in January 2018?” Translation: I’m going in dry.
“What involvement did you have in the communication strategy, including the release of Donald Trump Jr.’s emails?” Translation: Who came up with this bullshit about adoptions and do you think *I* am as stupid as your base chump?
“What communication did you have with Michael D. Cohen, Felix Sater and others, including foreign nationals, about Russian real estate developments during the campaign?” Translation: Quid pro quo much bro?
“What discussions did you have during the campaign regarding Russian sanctions?” Translation: Russia promised X and you promised Y in exchange which means you are going to Club fed traitor.
“What involvement did you have concerning platform changes regarding arming Ukraine?” Translation: here is the quo and I have the goods.
“During the campaign, what did you know about Russian hacking, use of social media or other acts aimed at the campaign?” Translation: You knew about all of it and I can prove it.
Trump will not survive this. He will grow more and more irrational as the pressure continues to climb.