Shit’s going from ‘really bad’ to ‘fucking worse’ in the WH…

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“Words Fail Me”—This Is Who Donald Trump Really Is

CNN published a bombshell report last night about more temper tantrums in the White House. This is not surprising because, of course, it’s about Donald Trump, but reading the details is still galling.

President Donald Trump has at least twice in the past few weeks vented to his acting attorney general, angered by federal prosecutors who referenced the President’s actions in crimes his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

Matt Whitaker is the Acting Attorney General of the United States, a role he assumed after the President fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, at least in part because of Sessions’ refusal to rein in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The investigation was launched after another Trump firing, this time of FBI director James Comey after pressuring him to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Matt Whitaker reportedly does not think very highly of Mueller’s investigation, which many have speculated made him such an attractive choice to Trump.

But the Mueller investigation is not the only DOJ investigation into Trump World. Some of the Mueller team’s discoveries were referred to federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, in which prosecutors indicated that the president (Individual 1) is implicated in the crimes of Michael Cohen. 

Back to the CNN story (we added the bold):

Trump was frustrated, the sources said, that prosecutors Matt Whitaker oversees filed charges that made Trump look bad. None of the sources suggested that the President directed Whitaker to stop the investigation, but rather lashed out at what he felt was an unfair situation.

The first known instance took place when Trump made his displeasure clear to acting attorney general Matt Whitaker after Cohen pleaded guilty November 29 to lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow. Whitaker had only been on the job a few weeks following Trump’s firing of Jeff Sessions.

Over a week later, Trump again voiced his anger at Whitaker after prosecutors in Manhattan officially implicated the President in a hush-money scheme to buy the silence of women around the 2016 campaign — something Trump fiercely maintains isn’t an illegal campaign contribution. Pointing to articles he said supported his position, Trump pressed Whitaker on why more wasn’t being done to control prosecutors in New York who brought the charges in the first place, suggesting they were going rogue.

“Words fail me,” Neal Katyal, who served as acting solicitor general under Obama, said on Twitter. “The President is having conversations w/the Acting AG he installed (w/out Senate confirmation) about a criminal case in which he is directly implicated.”

Listen: Trump’s Acting Attorney General Said the President Can Kill Any Investigation He Wants

 

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