Friday, June 16, 2017

Leaky, Leaky

Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit — and potentially end — his presidency. Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say.

Did he not pick Rosenstein himself?

The president is yelling at television sets. Is that a problem?

Also, I don't believe you can call them confidants if they aren't keeping information confidential.
Aides have counseled the president to stay off Twitter and focus on other aspects of his job. They have tried to highlight the positive reviews he received Wednesday when he made a statesman-like appearance in the White House to address the nation after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot during a congressional baseball practice.
They may have to resort to going out and shooting someone every day.
Trump’s angry tweets on Friday underscored the near-impossible challenge his advisers and legal team have in trying to get him to avoid weighing in on an active probe.
And a reminder...
“Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations,” Rosenstein said[in a recent statement]. “The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.”

The department would not comment on the record on whether Trump, who has repeatedly complained about leaks on the case, requested the statement. But a department official said no one asked for the statement and Rosenstein acted on his own. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations.
But, but your boss just told us to be skeptical about anonymous allegations.
Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey’s firing, many in Trump’s orbit — including his son Donald Trump Jr. and adviser Newt Gingrich — have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal.
There's a couple of brilliant minds from which to take advice.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

UPDATE:  Pegged.

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