Donald Trump is having his worst day yet, after the New York Attorney General dropped the financial hammer on him, and the U.S. Court of Appeals gave the Department of Justice the go-ahead to immediately resume its criminal espionage case against him. Normal people would be consulting with their lawyers right now, or perhaps looking for better lawyers. But Trump, obviously, isn’t normal.
Trump decided that his best move was to appear on the Sean Hannity show and, well, just wing it. At one point during the Fox News appearance, Trump claimed that while he was President, he had the ability to declassify documents just “by thinking about it.” No really, he said this, there’s footage. Apparently Trump is now hoping to use mind control as a trial defense.
Hannity didn’t help himself much either. At one point Trump claimed that the DOJ seized his will. Hannity’s response: “am I in it?” Trump didn’t seem to get the joke and kept babbling. But was Hannity even joking? At this point even Trump’s allies have to be wondering how much longer he’ll be around before he keels over from the stress of his life falling to pieces.
In any case the DOJ will surely review footage of Trump’s Hannity interview to see how much of Trump’s idiotic ranting can be used against him as the legal process moves forward. Trump is getting indicted. He knows it. Even Hannity seems to know it. And there’s nothing anyone in Trump world can do to stop it.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report