This is getting ridiculous. Yesterday Trump’s documents case lawyers went to the DOJ to hold a pow-wow with Special Counsel Jack Smith to try to convince Smith of all of the perfectly valid reasons, at least in Traitor Tot’s delusional mind, of why he shouldn’t be indicted for holding national security secrets hostage.
This is not rare. According to former federal prosecutors, it’s pretty much standard procedure before indicting to invite defense counsel in to make their case, see if they have relevant information the prosecution doesn’t that could alter their track. In fact it seldom works.
Apparently it didn’t work this time either. Within two hours of the meeting ending, just enough time for the lawyers to get to the office and advise El Pendejo Presidente of the outcome, His Lowness took to bullsh*t Social for an ALL CAPS Trumper tantrum about how he couldn’t be indicted when he did nothing wrong. Nice way to spoil the remaining suspense, moron.
Trump’s initial, knee-jerk response to the negative news could have been forecast with more reliability than tomorrows weather. MSNBC reported today that FrankenTrump is going Salvation Army shopping for more 3rd rate ambulance chasers to join his document case defense team.
This is pure Trump mentality, never do anything without attaching a superlative to it. It’s also imbecilic. Trump already has lawyers the way that Frat houses have empty beer cans. But apparently The Mango Messiah has never heard the old adage that Bigger isn’t always better. And neither is more.
I mean, let’s just look at Trump’s current roster of bail bond hangers-on. You already have at least two Trump Mar-A-Lago documents case attorneys who have been dragged in before the grand jury under the crime-fraud exception. And he has another one who now has recused herself from the case, and has a criminal lawyer of her own for submitting a falsified document to the federal government, and trying to hang on to her law license.
But that’s just the first floor, housewares and lingerie. Let’s take the elevator up to the second floor, electronics and furnishings.
It seems like not a week goes by, two at the most before another Trump lawyer dives overboard from the SS Trumptanic, and then immediately get in front of a network camera to bitch and moan about their fellow lawyers on the Trump Mar-A-Lago team. And when they do, by far and away the one who needs the largest umbrella to protect against their pissing contest is my favorite lowlife legal scumbag, Boris Epshteyn.
At this point I must remind you of something I wrote of long ago, but has never been more prescient than it is today. When Trump ran his organization, he ran it on one principle. Never let your senior executives get powerful enough, or chummy enough to pull a coup and put you out to pasture.
And so one of Trump’s senior management hiring criteria was, Will all the other senior executives hate him? and Will he hate all of the other senior executives? And there sat Trump, like the Emperor Caligula in the royal box, avidly watching the professional gladiatorial death matches going on underneath him. He was safe and insulated.
And from where I’m sitting, that’s exactly what Trump is doing right now. The simple fact that Evan Corcoran appeared before the grand jury with no immunity tells us that Corcoran gave professional legal advice. He had no legal liability. But by doing that, he knew what it wasn’t the advice that Trump wanted. And so Trump has other lawyers who will give him legal advice that he does want to hear. And sitting at the head of the room, like a teacher when finals are being done, is the legal carnival barker Boris Epshteyn.
Trump’s legal strategy here is so transparent you can read a newspaper through it. Trump will be indicted. He’ll promptly fundraise off of it and try to stir up civil unrest, which largely won’t happen. He’ll stall for as long as he can to maximize his fundraising and political advantages.
And when he’s convicted, as he almost certainly will be, he’ll appeal.
And one of the first things he’ll appeal on is incompetence of counsel. Never mind that he hand picked his criminal defense team from a roster that could fill Yankee Stadium. He’ll want a do over with a fresh slate of ambulance chasers.
It won’t work, but The Tiny Thumbs Dictator is quickly running out of options. Remember, Trump is totally transactional. He has spent all this time convincing himself that he’ll never be indicted on federal charges. But now that it’s becoming clear that he will be indicted, all of his attention is on the next transactional step. Which means that his lawyers suck. Good luck with that.