Beware the ides of March — or indeed, the entire month, if you’re a resident of Trumpworld. Trump started raging against the House addressing 81 individuals/entities who were requested to produce documents relevant to the issues of collusion with Russia, obstruction of justice, and abuses such as payments to Trump’s mistresses — and this was before the Mueller report dropped Friday. The White House is more or less in a state of siege, and they’re handling it every bit as badly as you would expect. Daily Beast:
Trump, for his part, has complained to associates that the committee chairman, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and the committee’s inquiry into his administration, family, and orbit, is “not legitimate,” according to a person who has heard the president discuss the matter. Further, Trump has said that Democratic lawmakers have already made up their minds that the president is a crook, are simply in search of dirt, and are trying to distract Americans from what Trump sees as his successes.
Early this month, the president told reporters, “I cooperate all the time, with everybody,” when asked about the new investigation. The very next day, however, Trump tweeted that the probe was the “greatest overreach in the history of our Country” and that the “Dems are obstructing justice and will not get anything done. A big, fat, fishing expedition desperately in search of a crime, when in fact the real crime is what the Dems are doing, and have done!”
David Bossie, a former senior Trump aide who also worked as House Republicans’ top investigator into Bill Clinton’s White House, similarly sees another witch hunt.
“The socialists running the House of Representatives right now are out for President Trump, and I don’t see this as a credible investigation, and therefore I would not cooperate with them at all,” Bossie told The Daily Beast. “It’s an illegitimate investigation and I would not cooperate with them at all if I were any of the 81 people or entities.”
Rigged witches and socialists, and they’re all out to get Trump, who is as pure as the driven snow. Defending this ludicrous posture is none other than Trump lawyers Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani, who wrote the committee stating they wouldn’t be handing over any documents.
If Trump has a Civics 101 coloring book, now would be the time for him to consult it. He will learn that the House committees have subpoena power and he can’t ignore that. Trump cruised through his first two years in office with a unified Republican government, and zero oversight, but with the Democrats running the House and the Mueller report out in the world for consumption, reality in the White House could not be more different now. It is rude awakening time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. If you’re a coffee pot or a television set, look out. Trump’s going to go berserk when it sinks in what’s really going on. Cornered rats are not pleasant beings.