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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:50 AM

The Atlantic: The White House Has No Plan for Confronting the Mueller Report


Nervous aides expect the president to lead the way, tweet up a storm—and, Rudy Giuliani promises, fight back.

ELAINA PLOTT
6:00 AM ET

Nobody knows how the White House plans to respond to the Mueller report—including the people who work at the White House.

The special counsel is reportedly nearing the end of his probe. Sentencing memos are dropping. Plea deals are being struck. The president’s legal team expects a response to his written interview “soon.”

When the report will hit is the question. That it will hit, and that it will contain at least some new problems for President Donald Trump and those close to him—especially as House Democrats take the majority—seem certain.

But while most organizations, political or otherwise, might take the time to prepare for this kind of slow-moving train, the Trump White House is all but winging it. According to a half-dozen current and former White House officials, the administration has no plans in place for responding to the special counsel’s findings—save for expecting a Twitter spree.

The one thing they do know, Rudy Giuliani told me, is that they’re going to fight.

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underpants Dec 6 #2
genxlib Dec 6 #3
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:03 AM

1. Mueller knows real patriots, liberals/democrats and the handful of decent repubs left

must have justice otherwise the country will not survive.

Do people understand when someone comes to your front door and illegally takes your ballot under false pretenses or an outgoing group of politicians change ALL the rules so the other party cant govern, that this is EXACTLY THE SAME as Hitler invading Europe or Japan bombing Pearl?

Do people understand WHY we fought those wars? Yes, I know, no actual bloodshed so you cant compare these events, but we must compare them because in the end they will be the same.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:22 AM

2. a Twitter spree.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:29 AM

3. This is the truth

This is exactly the plan: muddy the water, accuse the accuser, rally your base, bluster about what is legal, etc.

The tweets are the lynch pin but will be supported by FOX, web sites, pundits, etc.

It will work right up until the time FOX decides to cut and run. At some point, they will start to hedge their bets. When they turn on him, it will be over. I believe they will turn on him. Not because of any kind of patriotism or journalism. It will be an act of self preservation when they see how bad it is going to get.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:31 AM

4. The key quote

"...the Trump White House is all but winging it."

As with everything Trump does. There isn't a grand strategy, he just flies by the seat of his very large pants.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:43 AM

5. Awesome

And, like, duh.

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