What They Voted For: Jeopardy

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Composite: President Donald Trump photo by Reuters, 2017; Puti-Toots protest image.

“Trump’s lawyers are cognizant of the fact that the president lies with such incredible frequency that allowing him to have a conversation with federal investigators would likely put him in legal jeopardy.”

Steve Benen

There are many standards by which we might consider the daily grind of life during the Trump administration, and perhaps some ought not complain so much if it is not a daily question of life and death, or, maybe, freedom, necessity, and serious impairment thereof; nonetheless, there is still just the general indignity of how long the spectacle must persist, and within that context we might note that circumstances do continue, as circumstances will, apace. Via msnbc:

Three weeks ago today, Donald Trump surprised White House reporters by making unscheduled comments about a provocative subject: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russia scandal. More specifically, the president made a variety of comments about how much he’s looking forward to speaking to Mueller and his team under oath.

“I’m looking forward to it, actually,” Trump said, adding that he’d “love to” talk to the special counsel investigators. The president went on to say he’s “absolutely” prepared to answer questions under oath.

And, yes, President Trump did go on to say two or three weeks.

So, here we are, and we might consider again What Mr. Benen reminds: “Trump’s lawyers are cognizant of the fact that the president lies with such incredible frequency that allowing him to have a conversation with federal investigators would likely put him in legal jeopardy.”

Such propositions ought to be significant.

To the one, there is a persistent question of what other president we could possibly say such a thing about. To the other, compared to the political rhetoric of recent years, it should seem astonishing that this is #WhatTheyVotedFor, and yes, there is a beeblebrox: They are, after all, Republicans.

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Image note:Composite — President Donald Trump photo by Reuters, 2017; Puti-Toots protest image.

Benen, Steve. “Despite Trump’s boasts, his Mueller interview is looking less likely”. msnbc. 14 February 2018.

—————. “Trump lawyers try to clean up president’s clumsy under-oath vow”. msnbc. 25 January 2018.

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