Donald Trump has finally found an attorney who lies as stupidly as he does

Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen is so deep into the Russia scandal that he recently had to get an attorney of his own. Trump has tried hiring another attorney, Marc Kasowitz, who quickly veered off course so thoroughly that he now has two ethics complaints against him. And so now Trump is giving yet another attorney, Jay Sekulow, a spin. Suffice it to say that he’s off to an odd start of his own.

Over the weekend Donald Trump tweeted “I am being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI director,” a sentence which can only possibly have one interpretation: Trump was acknowledging that, while he’s not happy about it, he is now under investigation for obstruction of justice. Of course Trump’s tweet contained two major lies. He’s being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and not, as he implies, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. And Trump has already publicly made clear in a Lester Holt interview that he going to fire the FBI Director regardless of anything that Rosenstein might have said to him.

But now comes Donald Trump’s new attorney to fix it all – by lying about Donald Trump’s tweet. Jay Sekulow appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press this morning and asserted that “The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction.” That’s a lie of course, as Trump has already publicly admitted he’s under investigation. Then the attorney went on to assert that Trump’s tweet was misunderstood because he ran out of characters to explain himself properly within the 140 characters that Twitter allows. That’s also a lie.

Donald Trump regularly spans his thoughts across multiple tweets, using “…” to string them together, which he chose not to do in this instance. And for that matter, Trump’s tweet only used 99 out of the 140 available characters. If Trump wanted to say something beyond “I am being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI director,” he would have said it. It turns out Trump’s new attorney lies as absurdly as Trump does.

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  1. Karen on June 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    It’s a refreshing feeling when a journalist calls it ‘as s/he sees it.’ i.e. ‘that’s also a lie.’

    I don’t even care why at this moment: odds are, I’ll agree. But its nice to just say it like it is!!

    Thank you.

  2. Claudia on June 18, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Like I said before. Birds of a feather will flock together!
    Next these lawyers will be sued.
    Comprise to i owe you nothing and you guys will be able to keep you practice!

    I just do not understand why so many and why hire any if innocent?

  3. Carey on June 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Through all the “I have the best words” moments, I believe this is a top contender for the most ridiculous.

  4. Steve Zimmerman on June 18, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    It was enjoyable watching him 2 step with Wallace on Fox. I don’t watch Fox and do enjoy Wallace as he’s a old school reporter that doesn’t care for being told how to be Fair and Balanced…lol
    A lawyer is a lawyer and the best ones don’t bother with interviews defending the indefensible President we have and they tell their clients to stop shooting thyself’s in the mouth with twitter and their own statements. The 2 step about whether he’s not under investigation or is was worth watching twice as his reasoning about twitter was ridiculous and if this is his number one lawyer hes up shit creek for sure pardon the pun.
    To top it all off it will have contradicted Spicey’s statements about Trumps twitter as being his words and feelings… Not 2 mention Wallace got him to admit to that Trump believes he sunder investigation.
    Damn the GOP is going to pay hell in Mid Terms and beyond.
    Enjoy your articles and dedication to truth and yes not everything everyone writes is right or wrong but your batting average is ahead as you have outran the big boys on a few stories and that in itself is worth the mention.

  5. April H Center on June 18, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Does Mr. Sekulow think that Mr. Trump will pay billable hours for analysis of his tweets? That isn’t the Trump way. Does Mr. Sekulow expect to be paid for all those Sunday news show interviews, when they were all the same? Also not the Trump way. He didn’t travel to the studios, it was all remote. At most, he should get one billable hour. I mean, he didn’t have a lot to analyze or prepare – just one little tweet.

  6. Roberta Costile on June 18, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I don’t see why any one in their right mind would work for Trump. It’s an equation for failure plain and simple. As an attorney, you’re branded as scum bag for life. No one will touch them with a ten foot pole. You’ll be sued by plenty of others who despise Trump. And ethics boards will investigate you left and right. Lastly, Trump will never pay you a dime.
    Only low caliber lawyers will stand by Donald Trump. That’s all he can find to represent him now. Just resign already, will ya!

    • Louie Louie on June 19, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      You notice how it’s always amateur hour around Trump? I think he hates anyone who is smarter than him, so that’s what you get — bargain basement lawyers. Nobody with any self-respect would have anything to do with him.

  7. Mary on June 18, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Is Trump still getting basement D.C. attorneys? That would explain that horrid interview with Wallace.

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