Quantcast
Connect with us

Trump’s legal team expects ‘pure mischief’ and ‘snide comments’ from Mueller report

Published

on

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer whined about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on the eve of the public release of his findings.

Mueller’s report was expected to be issued Thursday morning after Attorney General William Barr made redactions of classified materials, grand jury information and other sensitive matters, but former Trump lawyer John Dodd wrote off the 21-month investigation as unfair, reported The Daily Beast.

“I haven’t read it, but it’s just wholly unnecessary,” Dowd told the website. “You just don’t need it. It’s pure mischief.”

Dowd, who represented the president for nearly a year, has long called for the end of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and he said Mueller’s report shouldn’t exceed “five pages” — and list nothing but a description of the special counsel’s actions and list anyone he formally declined to prosecute.

“The trouble is, these special counsels inflate themselves, think they’re more important,” Dowd said, “and they’re not, in the scheme of things, and it ruptures the system of justice and it’s not fair.”

Barr’s initial summary claimed the special counsel opted not to conclude whether Trump should be charged with obstruction of justice, and Dowd criticized that decision.

ADVERTISEMENT

“To me, it’s a probe that’s tainted by politics and by hate, and I don’t like it,” Dowd said.

Ty Cobb, another former Trump personal lawyer, said he doesn’t expect the 400-page report to contain any surprises, but he did concede Trump’s foes would find something to use from the report to attack the president.

“It will not surprise me if people seize on otherwise inconsequential things to perpetuate whatever conspiracy theory they’re attached to,” Cobb said.

One defense lawyer who dealt with Mueller’s team, but representing an unspecified client, told The Daily Beast that redacted grand jury material would seriously blunt the report’s impact.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I’d be willing to bet a lot of money that when the report is out, cable news and the Democrats will act like they are hearing for the first time things that have been public for 15 months associated with the Comey firing, the Flynn issue and the recusal,” that attorney said, “and they will somehow try to make Barr look like he was less than candid when in fact he previewed this in his first letter that Sunday night.”

Attorney Rudy Giuliani — who remains on the Trump team, although his TV appearances have recently dwindled — told The Daily Beast he wasn’t too concerned about Mueller’s report, but he complained it would probably make “snide comments” about the president.

Report typos and corrections to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Unhinged’ Meghan McCain hurls obscenities at The View’s executive producer in front of audience: report

Published

on

Meghan McCain's job is safe on "The View" -- although producers and her co-hosts are growing increasingly tired of her antics.

Sources told the Daily Mail that McCain blew up at the show's producers in front of the studio audience after moderator Whoopi Goldberg had to restart a segment Tuesday after she confused a law professor with a Justice Department official.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

How Donald Trump and his favorite morning show ‘Fox & Friends’ reviewed the first Democratic debate

Published

on

The reviews from the right are in: President Donald Trump took shots at the left-leaning cable network MSNBC after technical difficulties brought the first Democratic presidential debate to a standstill. Meanwhile, the co-hosts of "Fox & Friends" found themselves "scratching their heads" over the decision of three of the candidates on stage who answered multiple questions in Spanish.

"BORING!" Trump wrote in his one-word review on Twitter as the two-hour debate drug on Wednesday night.

Midway through the evening, when audio issues required moderators Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow to call an early commercial break, Trump added, "@NBCNews and @MSNBC should be ashamed of themselves for having such a horrible technical breakdown in the middle of the debate. Truly unprofessional and only worthy of a FAKE NEWS Organization, which they are!"

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Charles Blow drops the hammer on ‘sexual predator’ Trump in brutally blunt NYT column

Published

on

In a harsh and uncompromising column for the New York Times, political commentator Charles Blow expressed nothing but disgust about the latest sexual assault allegations levied against Donald Trump and despaired that Americans have become so numb to accusations against the president that he is not sure anything can stop him from being re-elected.

Beginning, " I am simply disgusted by what’s happening in America," Blow immediately added, "My political differences with this president and his accomplices in Congress — and now on the Supreme Court — are only part of the reason. Indeed, those differences may not be the lesser reason, and that, for me, says a lot."

Continue Reading
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

I need your help.

The 2020 election needs you. There are 18 months until the election, and the Supreme Court is on the line. I'm trying to add journalists to do more exclusive reports. Let me get rid of the ads for you, and put your support toward 100% progressive reporting. Want to ensure your voice is heard? Join me and restore the power of hard-hitting progressive journalism.

HELP TAKE BACK AMERICA
close-link