Trump Lawyers Get Scared, Advise Trump Against The Mueller Interview.

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Trump’s lawyers have advised him against sitting down for a wide-ranging interview with special counsel, Robert Mueller, according to four people briefed on the matter. This raises the spectre of a court battle that could drag out for months, over whether the president must answer questions under oath.

It is the opinion of John Dowd, the longtime Washington defence lawyer hired last summer to represent Trump in the investigation, that it’s best to rebuff Mueller’s interview request.

Almost certainly, this would indeed be best for Trump. What’s best for the country and its people is not considered at all.

As a brief aside, if it’s all fake news, why is this even a problem? It’s clear to the world that Donald Trump is hiding something.

Trump has a history of making what the rest of us call lies, and his lawyers call “false statements”. Contradicting himself and blathering on as he does would expose him to charges of lying to investigators. His counselors understandably wish to avoid this.

Dowd’s deputy Jay Sekulow and many other West Wing advisers are reportedly of similar mind. These lawyers believe the special counsel might be unwilling, to subpoena the orange malignance.  For some reason, they think he’d lose in court if he tried to subpoena Trump.

These poor unfortunate souls have managed to convince themselves that Mueller lacks the legal standing to question Trump about some of the matters he is investigating, like the president’s role in lying to the New York Times last summer about a meeting Trump’s son Donald Jr. had with Russians offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.

They’re also trying to argue that in some cases, such as the time Trump asked James Comey, then the F.B.I. director, to end the investigation into former campaign adviser Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn, the president acted within his constitutional authority.  They say he cannot be questioned about acts that were legal. Why, exactly?

It seems to this Millennial Democrats contributor that President Obama had to be questioned, about whether or not he was even born here.

At any rate, this stance puts them at odds with Trump himself.

Trump says he wants to talk to Mueller, but this is most likely desperation and impatience.

Trump’s decision about whether to speak to prosecutors will be one of the most consequential decisions of this whole investigation. Refusing would open the door to the possibility that Mueller will actually subpoena Trump to testify before a grand jury. This would set up a court fight- and a constitutional crisis– of epic proportions, one that would drastically escalate the investigation and would require arbitration by the Supreme Court.

Rejecting an interview with Mueller would carry political consequences, at least outside of his deplorable base. It would make it more obvious, if that is possible, that the president is hiding something. It would also set the stage for a lengthy court fight, which could also prolong the inquiry.

All of this must make it awfully tempting to simply fire the special counsel.

All this is casting a shadow over Republicans as November’s midterm elections approach. If Trump gets a re-election campaign, it is certain to shadow that too.

In other news, while this whole drama with Trump and Russiagate has been playing out, Trump went on stage in Ohio and accused Democrats of committing treason, because we boycotted and refused applause to his ludicrous State of the Union address.

He was boasting about the low rates of black and Hispanic unemployment, as if that has anything to do with him and not Obama. We’re supposed to clap, while he takes credit for what he is actively trying to destroy? This man is a no-good liar. That’s all he is. He speaks with a forked tongue.

“Serve Yourself And Save” was the family slogan as patented by his father. He lives by that.

“Even on positive news like that, really positive news like that, they were like death(?) and un-American,” Trump said at a manufacturing plant outside Cincinnati. “Somebody said ‘treasonous.’ I mean, yeah, I guess, why not? Shall we call that treason? Why not? I mean, they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”

We certainly don’t love you very much, Donald.

If there’s anyone in the world who ought to know what treason looks like, it is undoubtedly our forty-fifth president.

That is why his lawyers don’t want him to talk to Robert Mueller.

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Forever #NeverTrump- The State Of The Union.

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Millennial and most Democrats have made plans tomorrow evening.

A growing number of Democrats say they plan to boycott and otherwise protest Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.

When Trump goes through the usual presidential motions, it’s important that we always are there to boycott it. We have resisted, and are going to keep resisting any tendency to normalize or accept his rhetoric and politics. The causes are innumerable, but some of the examples cited were reports this month that Trump questioned why the U.S. accepts so many immigrants from “s—hole countries” in Africa and that the U.S. didn’t need more people from Haiti.

Trump was going to fire Robert Mueller last June. 

Trump spent his MLK Day at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. The only event on the White House daily public schedule was the flight that brought him back to Washington in the afternoon.

More than 60 Democrats skipped Trump’s inauguration.

Several Democratic lawmakers, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are planning to wear black, in honor of the #MeToo movement. Others have decided to boycott the address altogether.

Democratic Representative Gregory Meeks of New York said the following. “At every opportunity, he’s disrespected me and individuals who look like me,” Meeks told MSNBC on Sunday. “I cannot respect him.”

Neither can we, sir.

Democratic Representative Maxine Waters of California had the following contribution to make to the discourse.

“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” Walters said on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes on Jan 12.

“I don’t appreciate him and I wouldn’t waste my time sitting in that House listening to what he has to say. He does not deserve my attention,” Walters added.

Nor that of the rest of us, for that matter.

Democratic Representative Barbara Lee of California’s press secretary told KQED that Lee decided to miss the State of the Union even before Trump’s “shithole” countries comments.

There was ample reason to avoid even sitting in the same room with the man, long before he ever took office. Now that he is there, however, it has become an imperative.

Sean Spicer apologized to Trump for embarrassing himself in an interview today, and it’s true that he was spectacle during his time there. But it’s not his fault entirely. There was only so much he could do. Ultimately, his great failing was not being able to lie with audacity enough to fill the position’s demands.

There’s no shame in having a soul.

Trump is his own shame, of course, except that he’s too brazen to know it. He couldn’t even manage to print out his tickets right. Invitations nationwide were thus rescinded, to President Donald Trump’s State of the Uniom Address– yes, you read that correctly.

None of this is news to anyone, of course, and that’s the biggest reason of all why this is necessary. We can’t allow Trump to be normalized because he has done nothing to normalize himself. He shows no signs at all of wanting to get himself right. It’s unlikely he’d even be able to.

Democratic Representative Joseph Kennedy III, D-Mass., has been the one chosen to deliver the Democratic Party’s formal response to whatever Trump decides to spout out tomorrow night. Perhaps a happy glimpse of the future waits for us in that contest.

Until Donald Trump has been removed from the Oval Office, the State of the Union will be an obscenity. Those who know it must use this opportunity to speak out. If we all get together, we can make a statement about America that the world needs to hear. It’s clear the time has come.