President Trump continually assured us during his campaign that he was going to be the “law and order” President.
It was fairly amusing at the time as he was cajoling his rally attendees to commit assault and battery, but it gets even more ludicrous.
Since becoming President, Trump has continually attacked the Justice Department (his OWN Justice Department), including the FBI. He has done everything in his power to denigrate and discredit Special Counsel Mueller and his investigation, which is piling up conviction after conviction of law breakers.
He has abused the Presidential pardon power by pardoning convicted criminals who happen to be his political allies, while suggesting that the crimes they committed were no big deal.
Now, as more and more people from the Trump sphere are heading to prison (it seems that Rick Wilson could add a couple words to his book title to make it “Everything Trump Touches Dies In Prison”), we are treated to more and more of Trump twisting into a pretzel to explain how this or that law is no big deal, or even that cooperating with law enforcement is not to be respected and should maybe even be illegal!
Yep, that’s right…after Manafort was convicted by a jury of his peers, Trump throws his own Justice Department (who actually prosecuted Manafort) and our entire judicial system under the bus, sowing distrust of our system of law and order with his gullible supporters.
As he feels the legal pressure closing in around him, Trump (the Law and Order President) explains to the American people how campaign finance laws are just no big deal, tax laws are no big deal, bank fraud is a-okay.
Coincidentally, these are all likely areas of the law that Trump, personally, might find himself in legal jeopardy of.
Of course, Trump is banking on the idea that he is above the law…that a sitting President cannot be indicted (a dubious Justice Department opinion developed by the Nixon Justice Department), while at the same time telling the American people that everything is fine because he has not been indicted.
“There are no charges against him.” Of course not…how can there be when the President can’t be indicted?
This morning, in an interview on Trump’s favorite show Fox & Friends, we were treated to the President of the United States explaining to us how “flipping” (cooperating with law enforcement by providing information about crimes committed by another person) “ought to be illegal”. He’s upset because Cohen has implicated him in criminal activities.
I have news for you Mr. “Law and Order” President…if a person makes up stories and testifies to those made up stories under oath in a court of law in order to reduce his own penalties, that already IS illegal.
Trump claims to know all about flipping and flippers…he’s been watching them for many years.
“I know all about flipping, 30, 40 years I have been watching flippers. Everything is wonderful and then they get 10 years in jail and they flip on whoever the next highest one is or as high as you can go,” he said.CNN
You know, sort of like how Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano flipped on John Gotti. Is this the kind of flipping Trump is so familiar with?
“I will be the law and order President”…and they all cheered.