Donald Trump has been having a terrible week. Whatever intimidation games he and his fellow Republican co-conspirators in Congress have been playing this past week against Special Counsel Robert Mueller, they haven’t worked, as Mueller is still hard at work. Nor has Trump gotten to sack FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, like he wanted to. Instead President Trump has exploded in a ball of Twitter rage this weekend. One respected legal expert believes Trump just incriminated himself.
Trump got antsy on Saturday afternoon and tweeted the following crap, not a word of which is true or accurate: “How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?” This led Richard Painter, who is the current University of Minnesota law professor and the former chief ethics lawyer for the George W. Bush White House, to point out o everyone that Trump had just incriminated himself.
Painter replied to Trump’s post by tweeting “Another Tweet for Mueller’s evidence file. This is part of a pattern of intimidation of McCabe who is a material witness in the investigation of obstruction of justice by Donald Trump.” Then he tweeted, “You don’t like McCabe because he is a witness to your obstruction of justice. These are yet more incriminating Tweets. Is your foolish lawyer going to say that he wrote these Tweets too?”
Robert Mueller is still carefully constructing a comprehensive obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump, and he can’t pull the trigger on it until he’s made it so completely bulletproof that Trump and his allies have no way of stopping it from taking Trump down. In the mean time, Richard Painter is right: these kinds of Trump tweets only serve to help Mueller’s case. Trump is idiotically trying to intimidate a witness in plain sight.