Friday, May 4, 2018

Fairness is a Subjective Determination...

President Trump, claiming he would love to talk to Mueller has sais the questioning must b "fair" far him to do so. Stating his attorneys have advised him to not speak with Mueller he also said he would override their advise if he could find a way to insure the questioning was "fair".

REUTERS - .S. President Donald Trump said on Friday shifted his position over possible talks with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, saying his lawyers have advised him against any talks but that he would submit to questioning if it was "fair."

Trump has repeatedly said he wanted to talk to Mueller, a fellow Republican investigating alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

"I would love to speak. I would love to. Nobody wants to speak more than me ... because we've done nothing wrong," Trump told reporters outside the White House on his way to the NRA Convention in Dallas. "But I have to find a way to be treated fairly."
"If I thought it was fair, I would override my lawyer," he added.

Of course Trump's statement is really saying that he is willing to talk with Mueller if the questions are softball tosses and lead to the conclusion of the investigation with judgment exactly as Trump desires. In other words Trump is not so much concerned with "fairness" as he is with coming out as clean as a whistle. regardless whether it is the truth or not.

Trump also defended Rudy Giuliani, who he recently hired to represent him in the matter. The former federal prosecutor, however, raised a number of questions about Trump's actions and motivations in a series of media interviews this week.

On Thursday, Giuliani said he wanted limits for any Trump interview with Mueller.

"He started yesterday. He'll get his facts straight. He's a great guy," Trump told reporters. One of Trump's lawyers announced Giuliani's addition to the team on April 19.

Ghouliani is a perfect addition to the Trump team. Obviously inept these days with the tendency to shoot from the hip. But he is a loyal Trumpian who will work hard at being Trump's chump.

The president also repeated his assertion that there was no collusion by his team and that the federal probe led by Mueller was a "witch hunt." Russia has also denied any interference, despite the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies.

Giuliani's "learning the subject matter. ... He knows this is a witch hunt. That's what he knows," Trump added.

Trump continuing to obsessively repeat no collusion and witch-hunt does not make either so. It is the job of Mueller to get to the bottom of all the allegations. As a man of integrity this is what he will do. All Americans, regardless of political affiliation or economic status ought to hope he does. The continuation f our democratic republic depends on it.


  1. Les... your headline says it all... who decides what is fair.

    Now, the rest of the story comes down along the following lines... the accused rarely get to decide how the process plays out. Does anyone think conservatives would support police and DA's not being in the drivers seat when dealing with "regular" folks?

    Of course not...

    So why do they feel as if since it is Trump in the cross hairs, all of a sudden law enforcement is not to be trusted?

  2. I think we both know the answer to your rhetorical question. There was a time when conservatives were principled and ethical. Unfortunately that seems to no longer be the case. At least to a much larger extent.

    I could be wrong, and I hope I am, but I think DJT is viewed by conservatives (especially evangelicals) as the Great White Hope who will save America from sociological advancement and greater enlightenment. IE preserve the past. Regardless of how unenlightened and unjust it might have been.

    Their fight is against progress and enlightenment. Simple as that IMO.

  3. Les...

    Here's a view of many on the religious right...

    "When things looked bleak for Trump before the election, He [God] answered our prayers for an upset."

    How can anyone argue with that logic?

    1. You're right. You can't convince the illogical of their illogical beliefs.

    2. That their mystical faith based beliefs are illpgical.

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