President Trump took to Twitter this afternoon, likely after watching some television, to let the nation know that the Mueller Report and its damning conclusions are still occupying his every waking moment.
In the petulantly sarcastic tone he uses for the majority of his public statements these days, Trump tried to argue that the people who were “closest to him by far” were never called to testify before Mueller because Mueller knew that they would only have said “very good things” to him.
Isn’t it amazing that the people who were closest to me, by far, and knew the Campaign better than anyone, were never even called to testify before Mueller. The reason is that the 18 Angry Democrats knew they would all say ‘NO COLLUSION’ and only very good things!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2019
Of course, what actually happened is that Mueller did interview the people who knew the campaign “better than anyone,” including his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
On top of that, he subpoenaed the communications between everyone in Trump’s inner circle, including advisor Carter Page, former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, former communications director Hope Hicks, personal bodyguard Keith Schiller, his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, advisor Rick Gates, wildcard operative Roger Stone, and and former chief strategist Steve Bannon.
As the dust from the Mueller Report settles, the conclusion that is becoming clear is that the president’s own people kept him from violating the law enough to have obstructed justice — but his relentless determination to break the law to cover up his suspicious behavior should be the final note on the already extensive list of reasons why he is unfit for office.
As the talk of impeachment swirls in the media and makes its way up the ranks of the Democratic Party, the president is becoming increasingly agitated and lashing out against the Mueller Report at every opportunity. It’s clear that the relief and closure that he expected to feel after the conclusion of the Trump-Russia investigation is eluding him, to his bewildered frustration, and we need to make it clear that this is not the end of his legal troubles but the beginning of a whole new world of trouble for our criminal president and his cronies.