President Trump knows how to fight dirty, and if the special counsel’s office wants to indict every Tom, Dick, and Harry who ever delivered pizza to Trump Tower, then the president is going to go after this travesty of unconstitutional proportions with everything he’s got.
He proved that this week with a series of vicious tweets against Robert Mueller and his “13 Angry Democrats” (a term we love, by the way). Trump insinuated that the only tangible reason for the investigation to exist at this point is to give Democrats something to run on in November. And while his critics will say he’s trying to distract from the evidence against him, that’s an argument that works better when there actually is, you know, evidence against him. So far, we’ve seen zilch.
“The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8 years for Obama) working on the rigged Russia Witch Hunt, will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections, especially now that Republicans (stay tough!) are taking the lead in Polls,” Trump warned on Tuesday. “There was no Collusion, except by the Democrats!”
A few minutes later, Trump returned with a fresh round of ammunition against his persecutors.
“Why aren’t the 13 Angry and heavily conflicted Democrats investigating the totally Crooked Campaign of totally Crooked Hillary Clinton,” he wondered. “It’s a Rigged Witch Hunt, that’s why! Ask them if they enjoyed her after election celebration!”
Trump has been using this “13 Angry Democrats” terminology in recent days – One, because it gets right under the skin of his political opponents and, two, because it’s nothing but the plain truth. Robert Mueller’s team is comprised of exactly 17 members, and yes, 13 of them are registered Democrats. We’re not talking about people who just happen to pull the lever for Democratic Party candidates, either; at least nine of those 13 have actively contributed funds to party campaigns.
And while Mueller himself is a lifelong Republican, how much does that really mean in the Age of Trump? There are Republicans (now on the fringes of the party, thank God) who despise Trump every bit as much as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. It says nothing about Mueller’s motivations that he happens to have been a Bush Republican.
As for that cryptic final line (Ask them if they enjoyed her after election celebration!), it is a matter of record that Andrew Weissmann – one of the Angry 13 – attended said party in New York City.
Not that we figure it was much of a celebration…