"Now I’m F---ing Doing It My Way": Trump Prepares For War With Mueller

Hours after the resignation of John Dowd, President Trump's lead attorney handling the special counsel investigation, Trump said he "would like to" testify in Robert Mueller's ongoing probe - a move panned by some, including Fox's Judge Napolitano, as a bad move.

The President's 180 comes after the White House legal team had reportedly been considering ways that President Trump might be able to testify - including giving written answers - with Trump's attorneys reportedly having been split on the terms of such a deal, reported the Wall Street Journal earlier this month. 

But that's not Trump's style... After bringing on former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova on Monday - a former Special Counsel himself who went after both the Teamsters and former NY Governor Elliot Spitzer, Trump is reportedly taking the gloves off according to Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman. 

Earlier this month, Mueller crossed one of Trump’s stated “red lines” when he subpoenaed Trump Organization business records. According to four Republicans in regular contact with the White House, the move spurred Trump to lose patience with his team of feuding lawyers. “Trump hit the roof,” one source said. Today, Trump’s personal lawyer John Dowd resigned under pressure from Trump.

diGenova - who said in January that the Obama administration engaged in a "brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton" and "frame an incoming president with a false Russian conspiracy," is married to Victoria Toensing - who, as we've mentioned, is a former Reagan Justice Department official and former chief counsel of the Senate Intelligence Committee. 

 “She’s a killer,” one Republican who knows the couple told Sherman.

Toensing also happens to represent FBI whistleblower William D. Campbell - who claims to have gathered evidence of a Russian "uranium dominance strategy" which included millions of dollars routed to a Clinton charity. Campbell testified before three Congressional committees in February.

The Campbell connection makes it all the more interesting since Trump is reportedly considering adding Toensing to his legal team. In other words, Trump would be teaming up with two veteran bulldog D.C. attorneys - one of whom ostensibly has evidence in the Uranium One scandal. As Sherman points out in Vanity Fair, "The hiring of Toensing would be a sign that Trump wants to flip the script and investigate his investigators. Appearing on Fox News, Toensing has called for a second special prosecutor to investigate Mueller, the logic being that he was F.B.I. director at the time that the Uranium One acquisition was approved."

Following Mueller's subpoena of the Trump organization, Trump has been fuming. Last weekend, Trump encouraged John Dowd to call for an end to the Russia probe, according to Sherman. "On Sunday, Trump blasted Mueller as partisan, tweeting: “Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans?”"

And with the hire of Joe diGenova - it's obvious that Trump is bringing out the big guns for a direct confrontation with Mueller, after souring on his legal team's more diplomatic strategy:

Trump’s new offensive is a sign that he’s unilaterally abandoning the go-along, get-along strategy advocated by Dowd and Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer overseeing the response to Mueller. Cobb’s standing with Trump has been falling for months, after Cobb made the now-infamous prediction that the Russia probe would be over by Thanksgiving 2017. Dowd assured Trump that he had a “great relationship with Mueller” and could manage him, according to sources. That obviously hasn’t happened. “Trump just wants something to change and nothing was changing,” the outside adviser said. The genial and mustachioed Cobb has always been somewhat of an odd fit for Trump, whose mental picture of a lawyer is Roy Cohn, his early mentor. Sources said Trump reluctantly conceded to allow Cobb to play good cop. “Trump is looking at this saying, I did it your way for months, now I’m fucking doing it my way,” a former West Wing official said. (The White House did not respond to a request for comment.) -Vanity Fair

diGenova was reportedly recommended to Trump by Dave Bossie and Jeanine Piro - both of whom are outside advisors to Trump. That said, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Napolitano thinks Dowd's resignation and the decision to put Trump in front of Mueller's team would be a "disaster" for the President. 

"It's very, very easy to trip somebody up when you have all the documents, you have all the testimony, you have all the prior witnesses and you're asking somebody questions that you know the answers to and that they don't," Napolitano said on "America's Newsroom" in late February.

Of Dowd's resignation, Judge Napolitano said: 

Sherman also reports that Trump is considering bringing back controversial attorney Marc Kasowitz onto his defense team. 

“They’re talking a lot,” one Republican briefed on the conversations said. (Kasowitz did not respond to a request for comment.) Bringing back Kasowitz would be a sign of how rattled Trump is by the looming prospect of being interviewed by Mueller. Last July, Trump sidelined Kasowitz after it was revealed he struggled with alcoholism and told a stranger to “watch your back, bitch” in an e-mail. (Kasowitz has denied reports of alcohol abuse.) Sources also said Kasowitz’s return would be a signal that Trump is willing to put his own survival ahead of his family. -VF

Kasowitz had reportedly told Trump that Jared Kushner needed to leave the White House. 

With the departure of John Dowd and the addition of diGenova and Toensing - combined with Trump's desire to testify in the Mueller probe, this could go either really well for President Trump - or it could be his downfall. Either way, it promises to entertain.

Comments

curbjob Bes Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:53 Permalink

"Unprecedented success for our Country, in so many ways, since the Election. Record Stock Market, Strong on Military, Crime, Borders, & ISIS, Judicial Strength & Numbers, Lowest Unemployment for Women & ALL, Massive Tax Cuts, end of Individual Mandate - and so much more. Big 2018!" — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Jan 20 2018

 

It's a fluid administration and sometimes it's hard to keep up with all the winning. 

 

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Klassenfeind curbjob Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:55 Permalink

“Now I’m F---ing Doing It My Way”

It'll be the end of the Trump presidency.

Bullshitting, flip-flopping, free-wheeling and waffling might work on the campaign trail to convince the dumb rednecks, but it won't fly in a courtroom or when under oath.

Trump is loose cannon and an impulsive idiot and it will become evident as soon as he opens his big mouth to Mueller! (or Kim-Jong-Un)

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overbet Klassenfeind Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:56 Permalink

Ill take that bet. Hes a fighter now unleashed. He will leave a trail of ashes in his path. Trump is not a dumb guy and he has been foolishly underestimated at every turn.

You Trump trashing Soros bots have infested hedge refreshing top posting every thread. How much can you possibly earn losers?  You dont realize were not sheep liberals that your drivel works on.

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SamAdams ThinkerNotEmoter Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:13 Permalink

Man, this has been the most entertaining presidency of my lifetime.

I voted for Trump, that's right.  I knew he would be like a bull in a China shop.  And the shop needs a lot of shit to be broken.  So far, so good.

Yes, I'm not fond of his Zionist support or when he tossed a bunch of missiles at Syria, but overall, he's the best since JFK.

So, keep on doing it your way!  That is why I voted for you!

 

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gdpetti SamAdams Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:18 Permalink

Yeah,, perhaps, I don't remember the Nixon stuff as much, but it could compete... BUT... that time was different, as it was simple regime change with the Agency and Nixon, same with Carter... this time it's the end of the entire establishment/OWO... and Trumpy is the perfect actor for this role of agent provacateur... unleash that ego and make the entire endgame 'outing' go parabolic... his role is to take down the system.... so their puppet masters can reset in their NWO... and they hope to do so befoe Mother Nature swings in in a few years... or less.

No surprise the establishment is putting up a fight, they are supposed to... it's always best if your prey doesn't understand your role as predator.

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BigJim I am Groot Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:43 Permalink

Yeah, right, all those righteous Trumptards will go out on the streets and take on The Man with their AR-15s in hand.

People risk death and revolt when they have nothing to lose.

If/when the petrodollar crumbles, and the USD's WCR status ends we'll see revolution in the US. Until then, Americans are too fat and narcotised to get off their couches and reverse the State's daily marches towards tyranny.

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Slack Jack Shillinlikeavillan Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:44 Permalink

The Novichok nerve agents don't even exist.

HERE IS THE PROOF:

The Novichok nerve agents are supposedly much more toxic than the nerve gases VX or Sarin.

Mirzayanov's book, published in 2008, contains the formulas he alleges can be used to create Novichoks. In 1995, he explained that "the chemical components or precursors" of Novichok are "ordinary organophosphates that can be made at commercial chemical companies that manufacture such products as fertilizers and pesticides."

Basically, Mirzayanov claims that it is relatively easy to make the Novichok nerve agents.

So, some enterprising Arabs could buy a few chemists to make a few tons of it and then spray it all over the little Satan.

Do you really think that the Jews who run the United States would allow the publication of information that could lead to thousands of deaths in Israel?

Do you really think they would protect the publisher of such information by giving him residence in the United States?

Remember, Mirzayanov was given residence in the United States after he was kicked out of Russia.

CONCLUSION: The Novichok nerve agents don't exist.

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The New Feudalism BigJim Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:28 Permalink

If/when the petrodollar crumbles, and the USD's WCR status ends we'll see revolution in the US.

Crumbling as we type. The US cannot stop China from implementing its “oil – for yuan – for gold” program. The fate of the US is at hand.

As gold commences a historic rise, the dollar will suffer a historic decline in acceptability, because higher gold means a lower dollar – more dollars will be needed to purchase gold.

https://www.silverdoctors.com/gold/gold-news/hugo-salinas-price-oil-for-yuan-will-bring-the-u-s-to-its-knees/

 

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Ecclesia Militans The New Feudalism Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:06 Permalink

Oh fuck China already.  People seem to not understand that the dominance of the petrodollar is due to the USA's ability to project power.  The only thing the Chinese can project is halitosis, and apparently that doesn't even extend halfway across the Straights of Taiwan.

Let's hear another historic tall tale about all the technology that the Chinese created and then somehow forgot....

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Jumanji1959 ironmace Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:13 Permalink

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MaxThrust BidnessMan Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:45 Permalink

"Revolution if the Deep State takes out Trump."

It would only take a few people already on the edge to act against the Jack-booted government thugs, inciting more people to violent defense. This would in tun create a feedback loop of anti-gov action that would trigger the Deepstate to turn off the internet and block the recurring videos of anti-gov actions by citizens. Once that happens it's all over because the economy would collapse and anarchy would rein.What the endgame would be in this situation is anyones guess.

 

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Creative_Destruct D503 Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:22 Permalink

"It's very, very easy to trip somebody up when you have all the documents, you have all the testimony, you have all the prior witnesses and you're asking somebody questions that you know the answers to and that they don't," Napolitano said on "America's Newsroom" in late February."

Napolitano is unfortunately VERY correct. This jibes with what a former Federal Prosecutor I know tells me. The Feds ALWAYS wait until they have all their ducks in a solid row. They hang back, poking around, driving up your legal bills, wearing you down, interviewing witness after witness after witness, meticulously documenting details that YOU, the defendant in the dark, DO NOT know, and CAN'T know, and they keep weaving this intricate legal net until they have the PERFECT perjury booby-trap.

I hope to HELL Trump has some powerful "Trump cards" to counter this.

I hope like HELL that despite these fears, Trump STICKS IT TO THEM HARD!

But I have very serious concerns...

Whatever else Trump may lack, he CERTAINLY DOES NOT LACK BALLS!

 

 

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GreatUncle Creative_Destruct Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:47 Permalink

If Trump wins bearing in mind what is at stake the FBI as part of any rules of the game should be closed down.

"Lay the lot off and start again." because ...

When you have an omnipotent power if you lose then you should lose everything.

Then you would never wield that omnipotent power because of risk.

This is the only problem with the FBI and it crossed the line a long way back when it assumed omnipotent power.

From those lines you can infer quite easily we live in societies of omnipotent power that are not free but dictatorships and tyranny.

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