Friday, April 20, 2018

Mutually Assured Destruction - Trump vs Anti-Trump

The raids on Michael Cohen's office, home, and hotel room were an unprecedented escalation in "lawfare" - the weaponization of the legal system for political purposes.  If you can find me an example of Republicans conducting a similar raid on a private attorney involved in a political case against a Democrat, I'll buy you a steak dinner.  Heck, I'll buy you several.

Now, Rudy Giuliani has joined the President's legal team.  While this could mean any number of things, I'd like to focus on "Occam's Razor" - the principle that the simplest explanation often works best.  

First, Rudy is a friend of Trump's.  He's trusted.  Second, he used to run the Southern District of NY, which ostensibly did the raid on Cohen.  Finally, Giuliani just said he believes he can wrap up the Mueller investigation in a week or two!  How can he possibly think this, much less say it?  

I believe Rudy is not joining Trump's team to defend him.  He was never a defense attorney.  But he was a prosecutor.  And as a friend of Trump's, he's got some sense of "the art of the deal".    

By now it's apparent there is much to fret about in Democrat-land.  The DOJ IG, Michael Horowitz, is looming with multiple upcoming reports.  He just dropped a criminal referral on Andrew McCabe, Jim Comey's deputy director of the FBI.  The noose is tightening.  And among those feeling its pull are the entire upper echelon of the Obama administration, including Barack Obama himself.  

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, James Clapper, Loretta Lynch, James Comey, Samantha Power, Robert Mueller, top White House staff, Democrat party leadership, CIA, FBI, and DOJ leadership are all in jeopardy of being exposed for running what was apparently a coup d'etat against a duly elected President of the United States. They weaponized the federal government and used it illegally for political purposes. This is serious stuff.    

Meanwhile, Trump is in serious danger because his lawyer's records are now open to the very people running the coup!  

So, in comes Giuliani to make the case against mutually assured destruction.  In chess terms it goes something like this:  "Leave my King untouched and we won't take down your entire side of the board - King, Queen, Knights, Bishops, Rooks, and Pawns."

I'm not so sure this is going to work, but I think that's why Rudy is there.  


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