Oh la la la la.
President Trump turned up the heat a few notches on an already roasting Michael Cohen (his former attorney) and the poor guy who once called for a journalist (Megyn Kelly) to be gutted, is now charred.
Fox and Friends did an interview live with the President who called into the talk/TV show and in it, Mr Trump really let lose on a whole bunch of things, to the bewilderment of most people who watched and listened.
One of the most interesting, if not the most climactic lines was “Michael Cohen did a tiny, tiny amount of legal work for me.” This is the same guy who declared “Attorney client privilege is dead” on Twitter, the day the FBI raided Mr Cohen in New York and took all his stuff out of his house, office and hotel room.
The case was supposed to proceed on “attorney client privilege” grounds meaning Mr Cohen’s lawyers initially claimed that most of the documents seized were privileged based on the attorney/client relationship between Mr Trump and Mr Cohen.
Trump essentially blew that whole line of defense up, like, with a grenade, with his declaration on Fox that Cohen did a fraction of legal work, a tiny fraction for him.
WTF? So, I am sitting here and I am thinking to myself, why did he do that? Course, I am no expert at these things so I don’t really have a clue. My sense though, is that Trump is not a fool. He is a very smart guy. He is conniving, he is two-faced and he is determined to win. He knows how to win. So he ought to know or have known that if he got on TV and said that Michael Cohen only does a small amount of legal work for him, that it would have a negative impact on Michael Cohen’s legal case.
He also made a point of telling everybody that Michael Cohen has a bunch of businesses and that the FBI was looking into Michael’s businesses and that none of that had to do with him – Trump.
Hme…clearly, this TV interview resulted in Michael Cohen getting a concussion after his head hit the tire on the bus under which he was thrown.
But was this intentional? Or did Trump just have a meltdown on national television? His voice sounded a little bit out of control. I prefer that the president of the United States sounds more in control. Mr Trump sounded like he had not gotten and is not getting a lot of sleep. He sounded wild. He sounded highly caffeinated, or something. He did not sound measured, like a president.
That being said, I just wonder if he intentionally did that? Is this a part of a broader strategy that he has been advised to distance himself from Cohen? And can it work?
Hme…well, there aren’t a lot of emails because Trump does not do a lot of emails. So the issue will be phone calls. If they can get Trump on the phone saying anything illegal to Michael Cohen, or colluding, aiding or abetting Michael Cohen in any illegality. That is the risk really with the raid.
If he is pretty confident there is nothing there as far as phone calls, then yea, maybe it is better to cut Michael lose and to let him fight his own battles because obviously, this looks and sounds bad and could potentially bring down the presidency.
Of course, there is the other little problem of Trump declaring “he represented me on the crazy Stormy Daniels case.” I thought, “whaaat? But you said there was no connection between you and the case, Mr Trump. You said you knew nothing about it. You said you have to ask Michael. And Michael said he paid Stormy without you knowing anything!”
So if this was some sort of strategy, I don’t see how this helps you, Mr Trump, when you come out and make these unprovoked confessions!
I mean, where are your lawyers and why are allowing you to continue to Tweet and give interviews about this? You are incriminating yourself.
And I am not even a criminal defense attorney, but it’s clear. This can’t be a well thought out strategy, Mr Trump. You are out of control!
You should have hired me. I would have given you better advice even during your campaign that would have avoided all these headaches you are now having.
What is the solution? What’s the out? I don’t know! I would need a retainer of $50,000 to put on my thinking caps on this one.
Cause Donald, you in trouble boy!