2018 December 10 ☆ Monday

By Nancy Langley 
Policy Choices
Originally published December 16, 2018 | 11:  PM EST

MOST RECENT UPDATE:DECEMBER 11, 2018 | 4:58 PM EST
Updated as additional tweets were posted and for clerical edits.


Morning Tweets

1st & 2nd Tweets

…my lawyer did it…

~ “Smocking Gun” – Assume he meant to type “Smoking Gun”

~ James Comey is not being investigated as a member of the Trump cabal under scrutiny by the Special Counsel.

~ James Comey specifically testified that there is no crime called “collusion”. There are crimes called conspiracy and aiding and abetting

~ James Comey is not suspected of either of those crimes.

~ Donald Trump may be a co-conspirator. That information will not be known until the Special Counsel concludes its’ investigation.

~ The indictment(s) against Michael Cohen made the public aware that illegal activities occurred during the Trump campaign.

~ The president then argues that, well okay, it wasn’t him – it was his lawyer.

His claims remind me of when a parent or teacher wants to know who ate the chocolate cupcake, and the guilty party claims “Not me!”, and as he speaks, you can see the chocolate cake crumbs around his mouth, on his shirt and smeared on his hands.  ( … sigh … ) So then the parent or teacher has a choice. Do they laugh it off? Do they point out that the evidence suggests the “Not me!” claim is a lie? Do they punish the cupcake bandit? 

Americans may soon find themselves situated similarly when it comes to this president.


Night Tweets

1st & 2nd Tweet

Mis-Direction | Investigation

~ The issues under investigation are:

  • Were crimes committed by members of the Trump Campaign? (Yes.)
  • Did those crimes include conspiring with Russian political actors?
  • Were crimes committed by those Russian political actors? (Yes.)
  • Was the president involved in those crimes?

~ Not under investigation: 

  • How did the FBI and Department of Justice know to ask the above questions?

MOST RECENT UPDATE:DECEMBER 11, 2018 | 4:58 PM EST
Updated as additional tweets were posted and for clerical edits.