Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci has delivered a sparkling example of why he lasted only a few days as White House communications director.
His spinning skills are seriously deficient.
Let’s look for a moment at what he told CNN newsman Chris Cuomo. The Mooch told Cuomo that the New York Times story about how Donald John Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller was “irrelevant” because Trump never actually fired Mueller.
It made me go, “Huh?”
The Times cited four sources in detailing how the president ordered White House counsel Donald McGahn to get Mueller fired from his probe into the “Russia thing.” McGahn said he would quit if the president pushed any harder. Trump then backed off.
The Mooch doesn’t seem to understand, or is ignoring, this basic fact: Trump has said many times he never discussed firing Mueller; he has said the thought never crossed his mind.
The Times story has revealed yet another presidential prevarication, an outright lie. And it’s a doozy, man! Not only did Trump discuss firing Mueller, he actually came within a whisker of acting on it.
To what end? To torpedo Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians during the 2016 election.
From my perch, that looks for all the world like “obstruction of justice.”
Yep. The story is quite relevant.