FWIW Trump apparently walked into the Rose Garden and
is throwing threw a giant hissy fit about the investigations, the subpoenas, and more. This is happening right now, no idea where he’s going with this — but wouldn’t be surprised to hear him throw out the treason charge again and announce DOJ will investigate the investigators.
Breaking, or just plain broken?
Update: CNN has this.
UPDATE: The NY Times has this:
WASHINGTON — President Trump abruptly blew up a scheduled meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday, lashing out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for accusing him of a cover-up and declaring that he could not work with them until they stopped investigating him.
He then marched out into the Rose Garden, where reporters had been gathered, and delivered a statement bristling with anger as he demanded that Democrats “get these phony investigations over with.” He said they could not legislate and investigate at the same time. “We’re going to go down one track at a time,” he said.
…“Speaker Pelosi said something terrible today and accused me of a cover-up,”
Seriously — is there anyone at this point who thinks it’s possible to get anything ‘normal’ done while Trump sits in the Oval Office? Start impeachment now; Trump has made it clear he will accept nothing except total capitulation on holding him accountable. It’s him or us, us meaning the entire country.
Madame Speaker, there’s no dodging this.
UPDATE: Clear evidence that this was a staged spectacle:
Look at the podium. They already had a sign printed up with “NO Collusion, NO Obstruction”. The numbers are about the cost of the investigations: Mueller investigation by the numbers: $35+ million spent; 2,800+ subpoenas; 675 days; 500+ witnesses; 18 Angry Democrats.
Notice? Nothing about the number of indictments, plea deals, and convictions, or the other investigations still under way.
Trump had this planned from the beginning. Could he act any more guilty?