Over the lengthy course of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation, one pretty obvious pattern has essentially become the norm. Clearly, the man is always one step ahead in the game, as it seems he always has the answers before even asking his subjects or targets any of the questions.
Fortunately, this has enabled him to tell when they are lying, and as a result, has put him in prime position to pin them into plea deals.
With that mold now well established, it’s highly unlikely the investigation will yield any exceptions to the rule, and yes…that even applies to President Donald Trump. I mean, let’s face it: It doesn’t take a genius to see that he has a bad habit of lying. And you know Mueller was well aware of and prepared for this, likely asking him questions he already had answers to. With that said, it’s hard to imagine that Trump didn’t continue with that bad habit when he provided his written answers to the Special Counsel earlier in the week.
In fact, now that we’re seeing details about some of his answers, I know there’s no doubt. For example, just take a quick look at what CNN reported:
“President Donald Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son, campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
In other words, by providing this as his answer, it appears Donald Trump strongly believes no one with direct knowledge of the situation (i.e. Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort) is going to sell him out. Considering two of the three have family ties to Trump, and the recent collapse of Manafort’s plea deal due to lack of full cooperation, sure…why wouldn’t he have such confidence?
The problem with that is that there may have been others in the room that perhaps Mueller has already gotten to which could really throw a wrench into things. For instance, his former attorney, Michael Cohen, has already publicly accused him of having advanced knowledge about the Trump Tower meeting. And if there is any way he or others are able to prove this to the Special Counsel, then things will get interesting. Once the lie is out, it’ll be lights out investigation.