Donald J. Trump has been throwing folks under the bus when it comes to his “perfect” and “beautiful” call with Ukraine President Zelensky. But like a complicated connect the dots puzzle, the picture that is emerging as each dot is connected is an orange-hewed (and potentially soon to be orange jump suited) occupant of the White House.
Trump tried to throw his personal attorney under the bus, the second such throwing of an attorney to take place since Trump became president. Rudy stated very clearly when this was going down that, “I wasn’t working for the Ukrainians, I was working for Trump.” Trump has since pulled Rudy up, bus tire marks and all. The reason is elementary – confirmation that Rudy is a target of federal investigation. Trump tweeted: “So now they are after the legendary ‘crime buster’ and greatest Mayor in the history of NYC, Rudy Giuliani. He may seem a little rough around the edges sometimes, but he is also a great guy and wonderful lawyer. Such a one sided Witch Hunt going on in USA. Deep State. Shameful!”
This is Trump’s United States Attorneys doing this, Trump’s FBI leadership facilitating it, and Trump’s Attorney General being unwilling or unable to stop it. But Trump knows that when you throw someone under the bus, it can come back to haunt you because that person knows he is on his own. Ask Michael Cohen or any defendant found in that predicament.
The Washington Post is now reporting that the United States Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, who had texted that there was not quid pro quo at the end of a number of text exchanges with others, will tell Congress that the language was “relayed to him by Trump.” Sondland apparently “has no knowledge of whether Trump was telling him the truth.” In the days ahead, as more whistleblowers come forward, testimony of individuals such as Yovanovitch and Sondland are in the House’s hand, there will be no doubt that Donnie the Don will be the final “connect the dots” dot at the center of this criminal enterprise.