Donald Trump biographer Tim O’Brien predicted there would be a new round of longtime allies of the president who “flip” and cooperate with prosecutors.
“You’ve covered Donald Trump for a long time,” MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace noted. “I think we look at Trump tells — the daily tweets about no collusion, the daily attacks against Robert Mueller for running a witch hunt.”
“Does it look like Donald Trump knows that he’s bleeped?” Wallace asked.
“I think it definitely looks like he knows he’s bleeped,” O’Brien replied.
“He’s cornered and spent a year and a half pointing to the Mueller investigation on a routine basis, nonstop, as being a witch hunt,” he noted. “Anytime he starts tweeting at the investigation or investigators, it’s usually when there’s a big shoe about to drop.”
“He knows in advance that something is about to hit the fan,” O’Brien added.
He also suggested that the investigations are going to entangle Trump’s children, the three eldest of whom worked at the Trump Organization.
“These are developments that are going to bleed into the Trump Organization for quite a long time,” he predicted. “It’s going to get to his children, it’s going to get to other people in that organization, and people are going to start flipping that Trump never thought would flip before.”