Earlier today, The New York Times reported that one of Trump’s key W.H. attorneys had been in cooperation with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion.
‘In at least three voluntary interviews with investigators that totaled 30 hours over the past nine months, Mr. McGahn described the president’s furor toward the Russia investigation and the ways in which he urged Mr. McGahn to respond to it. He provided the investigators examining whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice a clear view of the president’s most intimate moments with his lawyer.
Among them were Mr. Trump’s comments and actions during the firing of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, and Mr. Trump’s obsession with putting a loyalist in charge of the inquiry, including his repeated urging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to claim oversight of it. Mr. McGahn was also centrally involved in Mr. Trump’s attempts to fire the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, which investigators might not have discovered without him.’
But that’s not all that the report brought to light. Evidently, McGahn can’t stand to be in the same room with Trump.
‘Mr. McGahn has overseen two of Mr. Trump’s signature accomplishments — stocking the federal courts and cutting government regulations — and become a champion of conservatives in the process. But the two rarely speak one on one — the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, and other advisers are usually present for their meetings — and Mr. Trump has questioned Mr. McGahn’s loyalty.’
The Times also reported that according to people close to him, Mr. McGahn has a special, VERY accurate, nickname for Trump:
‘In turn, Mr. Trump’s behavior has so exasperated Mr. McGahn that he has called the president “King Kong” behind his back, to connote his volcanic anger.’
Seems totally legit to me!
But on a more serious note, The Times goes on to explain the reason behind the strained relationship between McGahn and Trump:
‘Mr. McGahn and his lawyer grew suspicious. They began telling associates that they had concluded that the president had decided to let Mr. McGahn take the fall for decisions that could be construed as obstruction of justice, like the Comey firing, by telling the special counsel that he was only following shoddy legal advice from Mr. McGahn.
‘Worried that Mr. Trump would ultimately blame him in the inquiry, Mr. McGahn told people he was determined to avoid the fate of the White House counsel for President Richard M. Nixon, John W. Dean, who was imprisoned in the Watergate scandal.’
Whatever may come from all of this, and I hope it’s evidence leading us closer to seeing Mango Mussolini in an orange jumpsuit that so closely matches his skin tone, this new report is sure to make Trump VERY angry! If the scene right now in the Oval Office isn’t like something out of one of the King Kong movies, it probably looks something like this:
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