You don’t say?
Courtesy of Vanity Fair:
In the Trump West Wing, new external pressure inevitably brings the buildup of internal heat, followed by its release, often most visibly in a series of tweets. The start of Paul Manafort’s federal trial this week has triggered Trump’s hottest blast yet, and has renewed the possibility that Trump will fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further,” Donald Trump tweeted yesterday. “Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!”
Whether it’s confidence, bluster, or delusion, Trump is venting to advisers both inside and outside the White House that the Manafort trial proves Mueller has nothing on him and his family, because Manafort’s trial doesn’t involve Russia or the 2016 campaign. “The Manafort trial is spinning him into a frenzy,” one Republican in frequent contact with the president told me. Another Republican told me Trump thinks “the only thing the trial shows is that Manafort is a sleaze.”
Sources say Trump is increasingly taking his legal defense into his own hands—very much at his own peril. The Sessions tweet crossed a line into what many interpreted to be outright obstruction of justice. Trump also is arguing that he wants to sit for an interview with Mueller, against his lawyers’ advice, The New York Times reported. This is partly driven by Trump’s frustration with his legal team’s inability to end the Mueller probe.
The article also claims that Trump is lashing out at Rudy Giuliani for revealing a previously secret meeting that his son held before the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians.
I actually kind of feel that this article only reinforces what we are already observing with our own eyes.
We can see for ourselves that Trump is losing it with every one of his ego massaging pep rallies, and with every one of his batshit crazy tweets.
By the way, I love how Trump refers to Manafort as a “sleaze,” as if any other kind of person would ever actually work for somebody like him.
If he wants to see more sleazes all he has to do is call a Cabinet meeting, or better yet look in the mirror.