29 April 2018


On Thursday, Donald Trump gave a rather unhinged interview on the cable television program "Fox and Friends," which he watches daily because the show's hosts flatter him endlessly on-air. It's nice to know the President is ignoring his official duties so he can watch mindless daytime television.

A few hours later that same day, his attorneys were in New York in a court appearance insisting that they had to first review all the documents seized during an FBI raid on Trump's lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen before prosecutors could look at them.

But proscutors had moved quickly. During that morning's television appearance, Trump had said Cohen's work for him was only a "tiny, tiny little fraction" of his legal work. So prosecutors used Trump's own words against his lawyers in their pleadings.

The interview Trump gave was so damaging to his legal position that Politico published a piece (link here) about how he, once again, was his own worst enemy. The article's title is "Trump's comments cause him legal headaches — again."

"It's just a complete nightmare for his lawyers," said a former federal corruption prosecutor quoted in the piece. "The problem isn't just what he specifically admits in these statements. It's constantly generating inconsistent statements about issues that are going to be litigated, and that's what he has been doing. For his lawyers, it must be like watching your toddler play in traffic. You've got a client completely out of control."

It's no wonder Trump has been unable to find any top-ranked attorneys to represent him in his mounting legal crisis.

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