So, yesterday, the media found itself a-tither about all those “questions” that Mueller’s office wanted to ask Trump. At the same time, I found myself not knowing what to believe, because Mueller’s team does not “leak” things, nor does the New York Times make things up. Contrary to what Trump wants people to believe, if it is on the front page of the New York Times, it happened, and they have three or more sources to confirm it. Without knowing more, I knew there was more.
One does not have to wait long in this day and age to have the inexplicable explained. Michael Zeldin, who now works as a legal analyst for CNN, told “New Day” that he doesn’t believe these questions came actually from Mueller.
“We have, this morning, been calling these questions that Mueller propounded, but I don’t believe that that’s actually what these are,” he began. “I think these are notes taken by the recipients of a conversation with Mueller’s office where he outlined broad topics and these guys wrote down questions that they thought these topics may raise.”
He explained that the way the questions are written make it pretty obvious.
“Because of the way these questions are written,” Zeldin explained his methodology. “Lawyers wouldn’t write questions this way, in my estimation. Some of the grammar is not even proper. So, I don’t see this as a list of written questions that Mueller’s office gave to the president. I think these are more notes that the White House has taken and then they have expanded upon the conversation to write out these as questions.”
Let’s think about what is most likely.
Mueller is known to run a tight ship, nothing leaks unless he needs it leaked for a specific reason, and never an unethical one. Mueller has prosecuted and investigated for the government as a lifelong Republican for 45 years. Did his office suddenly “leak” documents critical to the next phase in the investigation?
Or, did those documents come from someone within the White House? Perhaps the documents came from someone in the White House who knows that this actually is not a witch-hunt, and wanted the world to see?
May I remind you that just yesterday I was forced to write a story on the fact that several White House staffers had leaked that the chief of staff, John Kelly, called the president an “idiot” in a meeting. Is it conceivable that the same people who slide knives in each others’ backs in order to pursue a personal agenda might “misconstrue” the “questions” prepared within the note pads of one of the president’s attorneys, summarize them (without proper grammar) and slide them to the media?
Regardless, the country found out that Mueller’s questions were all well within topics to which we deserve an answer. It put the lie to the “witch-hunt” critique that gets proven to be a lie at least once a week. Yet, this morning, Trump assures us that it is still Lewis Caroll’s world, we’re just living in it. Trump stated that the White House is running perfectly, despite the witch-hunts. In perfect White House’s, the president is not known as the idiot, or at least people don’t leak that he’s known as the idiot in meetings.
Now that these particular questions are out, none of which seem out of bounds in any way, we can anticipate that Trump will rush to answer them and finish this up, right? Since it’s all a witch-hunt and he has the questions needing to be answered? He will probably answer by the end of the week, right? Right? They are not “perjury traps” as they are open-ended entirely. Ask your Facebook Uncle if Trump has scheduled the meeting to answer those questions.