Classic Textbook Definition: Fits Trump to a “Trump T”
Seems it runs in the family must be their DNA
Updated critical notes just added below (February 25) to the original post that follows:
(CNN) Trump has spent much of the last year running down special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russia's attempted interference in the 2016 election. His favorite term to describe it is “Witch hunt – as in the single greatest Witch Hunt in American history.
Trump proudly tries to nuance that blunt-force rhetorical point by insisting that his name-calling only applied to the idea that he or someone within his campaign colluded with the Russians to ensure his election.
But his past rhetoric belies the facts: Trump has engaged in an aggressive effort to discredit Mueller, his team and the investigation more broadly.
On February 23, Trump’s effort got even more difficult after Rick Gates, Trump's one-time deputy campaign chairman, pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's broader investigation.
For scorekeepers, that makes three former Trump campaign officials: Gates, former NSC adviser Michael Flynn, and former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos. All of them have pled guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller.
Then add the biggie – the fourth – that is former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who faces a bevy of charges (more than a dozen) from Mueller, re: money laundering, bank fraud, tax evasion, and host of other financial shenanigans – all the while he maintains his innocence.
Then on top of that pile there are the 13 Russian nationals and one man from California that Mueller charged for their alleged involvement in a massive scheme designed to influence the 2016 election to help Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton.
Those are all facts. Neither the media nor Democrats forced Gates, Flynn, Papadopoulos (all cooperating), or Manafort (not cooperating yet) to plead guilty and try to cut deals for cooperating with Mueller – also that applies to the Russian catch.
The bottom line here: Trump can claim the Mueller investigation is a “Witch hunt all he wants and until the cows come home. Some people in his base will believe him no matter what – mostly Fox loyalists, too, BTW.