This evening, Robert Mueller and the SDNY released sentencing memos that formally accuse Donald Trump of having directed a felony criminal conspiracy in an attempt at altering the outcome of the 2016 election in his favor. In response, Trump posted this idiotic tweet which doesn’t help his case at all: “Totally clears the President. Thank you!” Now it turns out White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has gone and made it even worse.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders sent this out to major news outlets tonight with regard to the Michael Cohen sentencing memo: “The government’s filings in Mr. Cohen’s case tell us nothing of value that wasn’t already known.” Uh, wait a minute. In trying to minimize the importance of the Cohen filing, she’s acknowledging that everything in it is already known, and thus by default, true.
In other words, Huckabee Sanders – who officially speaks for Donald Trump – just admitted that the criminal accusations made against Trump by the SDNY are accurate. It’s not as if this is going to carry any legal weight, unless it can be proven that this statement was actually written by Trump and his legal team. But in the court of public opinion, this is a disaster for Team Trump.
Donald Trump’s bad day just keeps getting worse. The remarkable part is that, even with Special Counsel Robert Mueller having revealed that he has Trump nailed in detail on too many crimes to list, Mueller has managed to keep most of the evidence secret – meaning Trump doesn’t have any way of knowing precisely what’s about to hit him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report