A conman, like a good magician, makes his living by misdirection. The conman inspires false confidence in the people he takes in while constantly distracting them from his other hand, which is nimbly picking their pocket. Trump is, and this is the best I can say of the childish man, a conman.
The other day a Republican Congressman, breaking the wall of obedient, lock-step silence from his side of the aisle, tweeted this:
You don’t need an imagination to imagine what Trump fired back. Amash is a loser and a traitor who is only betraying the president and his party to get attention. Talk about the black African calling the dark brown Indian black!
Anyway, you can read how Amash dismantles each of the president’s transparent and childish “arguments” in a series of responsive tweets here.
The long and short of this “dispute” is that one side of it is based on a careful reading of the massive trove of facts Mueller gathered in the report, the other side doesn’t need to read a word, merely follows hand-picked obstructionist Bill “pathetic porcine puppet” Barr’s obsequious and misdirecting parroting of Trump’s counter-factual talking points.
Trump, who did not read the report, or even the concise summary, attacks Amash, the only thing he knows how to do when criticized. Trump once again tweets, in all caps, NO COLLUSION and doubles down on his baseless claim about the “strong finding” of NO OBSTRUCTION, even as he instructs his subordinates to obstruct any evidence-based follow-up by any means necessary. Even as he files a lawsuit to prevent disclosure of his ripe smelling financial arrangements with a German bank.
Note that Trump insists he was “completely and totally EXONERATED” by the report’s authors, 18 totally unfair, sick and very dangerous criminal Dems (some treasonous) who hate Trump and totally had it in for him. He claims Amash is lying when he claims to have read the report that Trump nonchalantly told America he’s not going to bother to read, because it completely and totally exonerates him.
If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, “composed” by 18 angry Dems who hated Trump……….. he would see that it was nevertheless strong on NO COLLUSION and, ultimately, NO OBSTRUCTION… Anyway, how do you Obstruct when there is no crime, and, in fact, the crimes were committed by the other side? Justin is a loser who plays right into our opponents (sic) hands!
As for actual “fact” and a supposed legal conclusion — Trump insists that because Mueller found no underlying “collusion” (there was plenty of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians documented, the crime Mueller could not establish was criminal conspiracy, largely because the Trump people he interviewed lied, or pleaded the fifth — or refused to be interviewed– while others involved– and indicted– were unavailable, in Russia) there could be no obstruction. No underlying crime, insists our two-year-old-in-chief, no obstruction! And no do-overs!! No backsies, either!!!
Amash, an attorney, points out the absurdity of that claim. If you succeed in covering up a crime then you cannot be prosecuted for obstruction? Seriously?
Fuck you, fucking puto president, and the pathetic porcine puppet who is disgracing his office as much as you disgrace yours.