Kellyanne Conway’s husband George is back attacking her boss with the same fervor with which he defended Paula Jones. George Conway was triggered by the “no collusion” meme uttered by Manafort’s lawyer, Kevin Downing, that was repeated by Trump later in the day.
- Have we ever seen this degree of brazen, pathological mendacity in American public life? One day he makes a harmless slip of the tongue, something any mentally balanced person would laugh off.
- But instead he lies about it. He denies what the world can see on videotape. Even his donors and supporters wonder, what is wrong with him? Why would be feel compelled to tell such an absurd lie?
- But one lie on any subject is never enough for Donald Trump. So he next tells a different lie. Yes, I omitted a word, but to save time. A ridiculous assertion, of course—he really said “Tim Apple” instead of “Tim Cook of Apple” to save **a third of a second**?
This man who recently gave a incoherent, rambling two-hour-plus speech, this man not known for economy of words? Another absurd, crazy lie. Pathological. And now, another one. The judge says, in open court, that Manafort’s lawyers’ “no collusion” “mantra”was patently …ridiculous because it was irrelevant to the charges at hand—not that there was no proof of collusion, just that whether there was or wasn’t was irrelevant to the proceedings at hand. And yet he lies again—a blatant lie—about what the judge said in open court.
- Again, pathological. It’s not rational, because it’s a lie that no reasonable person would believe. It undermines his credibility. It’s self-defeating.
- But these are just two of … how many examples? Hundreds? Thousands? Is it possible to count? At any level of government in this country, in any party, have we ever seen anything like this? It’s beyond politics. It’s nuts. It’s a disorder.
- Whether or not impeachment is in order, a serious inquiry needs to be made about this man’s condition of mind.
Judge Jackson was explicit: She said in open court that the “no collusion” mantra is totally unjustified by her decision sentencing Manafort today. So his lawyers and Trump are LYING when they spin today’s developments as supporting the “no collusion” claims of Trump & Co
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 13, 2019