Donald Trump continues trying to obstruct justice, in the name of trying to convince everyone he didn’t already obstruct justice. He and his team have now twice asked Don McGahn to publicly state that he doesn’t believe that Trump obstructed justice. The first time Trump asked, McGahn “reluctantly” declined according to The New York Times. The second request occurred after Trump’s lawyers were given the redacted report, but before it was released to Congress, once they realized just how much it implicated Trump. McGahn declined the request again.
McGahn knew full well that Trump did, indeed, attempt to obstruct the investigation, and he wasn’t about to lie for him. The timing of McGahn’s definitive decision to pass on Trump’s request is interesting. As the NY Times reports, Trump told aides that he believed McGahn leaked the incident to the media “to make himself look good.” Look good at what? This accusation makes no sense whatsoever, but that is typical of Trump.
When the narrative fails to go Trump’s way, he becomes an angry, petulant child determined to get back at his perceived enemies. Over the weekend, Trump took to Twitter, his favorite weapon of choice, to say that he was “never a big fan” of Don McGahn. Trump then went on to unbelievably Tweet: “I was NOT going to fire Bob Mueller, and did not fire Bob Mueller. In fact, he was allowed to finish his Report with unprecedented help from the Trump Administration.” All lies.
Yes, Trump would have fired Mueller with all due haste, had he been able to. Further, it now appears Mueller was not “allowed” to finish his probe; he was forced to bring it to a close. Finally, Trump wouldn’t even sit for an interview with Mueller out of fear. Instead, he submitted a bunch of evasive answers on paper. If “liar, liar pants on fire” were a real thing, it would take the concerted effort of every fireman anywhere near Washington, D.C. to put out Trump’s pants. The man simply wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him. Trump then put the proverbial icing on the cake by saying that Don McGhan “had a much better chance of being fired than Mueller.” Sure he did. Trump was almost groveling at McGahn’s feet, trying to get McGahn to lie for him.
It is amazing how Donald Trump continues to try to change the narrative in his favor. The truth is what it is, and trying to modify that truth doesn’t change it. If Trump had spent half the time trying to do something for the average American as he has spent lying, attacking others, and lining his pockets, he might have had a decent presidency. But that was never what he wanted. Trump never wanted to be president. When he got it, he decided it made him king of the world. Sorry, but the office doesn’t work that way. Honestly, nothing works the way Trump thinks it does. He is a complete and utter failure. I hope he enjoys the way history will paint him and his failed presidency.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years