Daily D’oh: Watch Out for Falling Shoes

There is so much breaking news lately on the ever-widening allegations about Russian ties to the Trump campaign that it can be difficult to keep track of everything. With that in mind, we’ve created what we’re calling “The Daily D’oh!” to help you stay up-to-date on President Trump and the rest of the White House staff as more news emerges about Russia, James ComeyRobert Mueller, special investigations and everything else related to this ongoing crisis…

 

♦ The Other Shoes May Be Dropping 

As Chris Cillizza writes for CNN, the next two weeks could mark a critical point in determining the future of the Trump administration.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will likely hear from the jury this week regarding a possible conviction for a series of alleged financial crimes. A second trial, more closely associated with Manafort’s ties to Trump and Russia, is scheduled to begin in mid-September.

Meanwhile, federal prosecutors are reportedly finalizing a list of charges against former Trump attorney Michael Cohen for “allegedly fraudulent bank loans and potential campaign finance violations tied to payoffs he made to women alleging affairs with Trump in the final days of the 2016 of the presidential campaign.”

Attorneys for President Trump are also in the final stages of negotiations with federal prosecutors about whether or not Trump will sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.

As Paul Waldman writes for the Washington Post:

For a president who is unendingly frustrated by the constraints put upon him and the criticism he gets even when his party controls all the centers of power in Washington, it will be a nightmare. And it all starts now.

 

♦ More Top Officials Are Speaking Out

As the New York Times reported over the weekend, White House counsel Don McGahn has apparently talked at length with Mueller’s team. This news prompted another ridiculous Tweetstorm from President Trump comparing the special counsel to “McCarthyism.”

As Z. Byron Wolf writes for CNN:

The looming verdict for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and new questions about what exactly the White House counsel told special counsel investigators, combined with Trump’s increasingly combustible Twitter feed, have put the feeling of climax in the air.

We might not have gone with the “climax” expression ourselves, but you get the point.

♦ When You’re Arguing About the Meaning of “Truth,” You’re Losing

One of Trump’s most high-profile attorneys, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, appeared on “Meet the Press” on Sunday and made an absolute fool of himself and his client. Again, from Chris Cillizza at CNN:

Watching it was the equivalent of watching someone slip on a banana peel on the street — it’s hilarious and sad all at once. You feel bad for laughing but you find yourself laughing anyway. (And then you realize you may just be crying).

If you’re looking for a silver lining for Giuliani, at least he’ll long be remembered for this quote: “Truth isn’t truth.” Good luck walking that one back.

5 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. allyncooper says:

    It's been said a man who represents himself has a fool for a client. But if you have Rotten Rudi representing you, that assertion is inoperative.

  2. Zappatero says:

    Not sure why you guys insist on quoting Chris Cillizza all the time when there are easily  more than a hundred more intelligent and more insightful analysts you can quote who also didn’t obsess over the Hillary/Emails story in the last election to the detriment of our nation.

    He’s part of the reason why we’re here. 

  3. Genghis says:

    Rudy 9iu11iani has been taking massive, malodorous dumps on the Sunday morning shows for decades. Some things just never change.

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