As has been said many times before, Donald Trump is nothing if not consistent. You know how he projects 100% of the time. All you ever need to know to know what crime he has just committed is to listen to him accuse one of his foes of having done the exact same thing.

I don’t know if there is a phrase “confession via projection” in psychology, but maybe it ought to be invented.

Listen to what Trump accuses his enemies at the Department Of Justice of doing.

This is exactly why Trump’s lawyers have to hire lawyers of their own. MAGA means Make Attorneys Get Attorneys and so far that has been the case in Trump world. New York Times:

Late last year, as the National Archives ratcheted up the pressure on former President Donald J. Trump to return boxes of records he had taken from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago club, he came up with an idea to resolve the looming showdown: cut a deal.

Mr. Trump, still determined to show he had been wronged by the F.B.I. investigation into his 2016 campaign’s ties to Russia, was angry with the National Archives and Records Administration for its unwillingness to hand over a batch of sensitive documents that he thought proved his claims.

In exchange for those documents, Mr. Trump told advisers, he would return to the National Archives the boxes of material he had taken to Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla.

Mr. Trump’s aides never pursued the idea. But the episode is one in a series that demonstrates how Mr. Trump spent a year and a half deflecting, delaying and sometimes leading aides to dissemble when it came to demands from the National Archives and ultimately the Justice Department to return the material he had taken, interviews and documents show. […]

Concern about Mr. Trump’s habit of bringing documents to his White House bedroom began not long after he took office. By the second year of his administration, tracking the material he had in the residence had become a familiar obstacle, according to people familiar with his practices, and by the third year, there were specific documents that West Wing officials knew were not where they should be.

In the closing weeks of his presidency, the White House counsel, Pat A. Cipollone, flagged the need for Mr. Trump to return documents that had piled up in boxes in the White House residence, according to archives officials.

“It is also our understanding that roughly two dozen boxes of original presidential records were kept in the residence of the White House over the course of President Trump’s last year in office and have not been transferred to NARA, despite a determination by Pat Cipollone in the final days of the administration that they need to be,” Gary M. Stern, the top lawyer for the National Archives, told Mr. Trump’s representatives in a 2021 letter, using an abbreviation for the agency’s name.

You can read the rest of the Times article and you’ll see that this is nothing new with Trump. He utterly disregarded any of the rules which other holders of his former office had rigidly observed.

Maybe this is how it will go the rest of the fall, until the actual election; Trump leaving a trail of breadcrumbs.

The only thing that is certain is that this is going to get much stranger before it finally gets sorted out. God help our democracy in the meantime. You know if the Republicans get back either chamber of congress that they’re going to help him bury all of this.

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    • He has attorneys, but they’re mostly not attorneys who do criminal law. Assuming he listens to them at all.
      He doesn’t seem to realize that those of us who aren’t in the cult can see all the lies.

      (Don’t the people behind him look really bored?)

      • Perhaps even sad. They also might be starting to wonder why they are where they are. Why they’re doing what they’re doing. The bullshit may be starting to sound like bullshit to them too. I’m only speculating, someone may have farted. Maybe trump!

  1. Merrick Garland one question & one observation. When are you going to arrest this traitor? If Ukraine operated as you have…they’d be a Russian province by now. He who hesitates is lost. Fact.

      • He’s not a goddamn king and given the number of crimes, the level of crimes from the highest office, the longer you wait the more damage he does. Not to mention OUR system is suppose to treat all citizens the same. It’s an excuse.

        • point

          They’re assemblng an ironclad case, because they’re going to have to convince a jury, which will be guaranteed to have at least one R on it.
          What the f*ck is so hard for people to understand?

  2. He’s desperate to get back those nuclear-secret docs that he definitely didn’t have at Mar-al-Ego and that the FBI planted without knowing what he had where.

  3. Hmm, so the FBI planted the documents you were trying to use to extort other documents from government for? How does that work exactly? Just remember, the sure fire way to tell if this guy is lying or not is to just check to see if his lips are moving. Oh shit! I just thought, what if he learns ventriloquism?

  4. towards the end Lenny Bruce ‘comedy’ shows became rants about his court cases. sort of similar to the former guy and his rallies.

  5. Why was he bringing classified documents to the residence when we know that he never actually read any papers longer than a page, preferably with charts, graphs, bullet points and pictures?


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