Donald J. Trump either really doesn’t read anything or has become increasingly delusional.
I’ll go with, um, both possibilities.
The Southern District of New York U.S. attorney’s office has said former Trump friend/Mr. Fixer Michael Cohen should serve prison time for his pattern of lies to federal authorities. Cohen might get four to five years in the slammer for his greed-driven felonies.
Trump responded immediately via Twitter — of course: Totally clears the President. Thank you!
Hmm. Let me think about that. OK, Mr. President. It doesn’t clear you in the least.
Nothing has cleared the president, certainly not his hysterical yammering about there being “no collusion” between his campaign and the Russian operatives to interfered in our 2016 election.
Special counsel Robert Mueller issued a separate memo regarding Cohen, saying he has provided “substantial help” to the special counsel team that is investigating the allegations of collusion.
Does any of that imply — even tangentially — any “clearing” of the president? No. It doesn’t.
It tells me that Mueller is still at work, although I am among those Americans who hopes he is getting close to the conclusion of his exhaustive, meticulous and comprehensive investigation.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has stated this week that Trump refuses to read anything, that he acts impulsively, that he sought to commit illegal acts. Tillerson said he sought to advise the president of the illegality of what he wanted done; that was when the men’s relationship turned frosty.
Tillerson’s assertion about the president’s refusal to read anything rings even more true today as he comments in the wake of the sentencing memo regarding Michael Cohen “totally clears the president.”
Pay attention, Mr. President. Your delusions are getting the better of you. You are in deepening trouble, sir.