Minutes after the stunning news broke that New York prosecutors recommended to a court that the president’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, be sentenced to “substantial” jail time and that the Mueller’s team likely has serious evidence that the President committed a felony, President Trump took to Twitter to clear his name:
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Totally clears the President. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
It is unclear whether or not this was meant to be in response to someone else’s tweet, or is simply a scream into the digital void in a desperate and pathetic effort to assuage his own rising sense panic.
And panic he should. The Mueller filing on Michael Cohen reveals that the Russian nationals who swore they were connected to the Russian government offered “political synergy” with the Trump campaign — or collusion, if you prefer.
There is so much in the Mueller filing for Cohen:
Special counsel Robert Mueller revealed Friday that a Russian national who claimed to be well-connected in Moscow spoke with former Trump attorney Michael Cohen in 2015 and offered “political synergy” with the Trump campaign
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) December 7, 2018
Trump’s tweet left the internet stunned — and in gales of laughter:
TRUMP: I’d sure hate to be Integer 1 right now
STAFFER: Very good, Sir
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) December 7, 2018
It's finally over. The President is totally cleared. Thank you to all. Now to get on with the important work before us—making sure that everyone knows Donald Trump is in fact both extremely normal and extremely popular.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) December 7, 2018
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 7, 2018
Prosecutors: the president personally ordered a subordinate to commit a felony.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) December 7, 2018