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Mon Jul 9, 2018, 09:09 AM

Trump Reeks of Fear - By Charles M. Blow

July 8, 2018

I can smell Donald Trump’s fear from here. His panic. His anxiety. And yet, I don’t have a full picture of what is causing it.

The only people who know what has been discovered in the Russian election meddling probe are Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team, and they aren’t talking. But President Trump no doubt knows far more about it than the rest of us, and what he knows — or what he fears — appears to be a consuming preoccupation. He tweets about the investigation constantly.

Part of this is an overt play to bend public opinion, to besmirch whatever conclusions the investigation might reach and to ward off any attempt at a possible impeachment.

As The New York Times reported last week about the president and his legal team:

“They have come to believe that, if the Democrats win control of the House in November, the chamber will vote on whether to begin the impeachment process no matter the outcome of Mr. Mueller’s investigation. So they want to sway Americans — and by extension, lawmakers.”

The Times quoted Rudy Giuliani, one of the president’s lawyers, as saying, “Nobody is going to consider impeachment if public opinion has concluded this is an unfair investigation, and that’s why public opinion is so important.”

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/opinion/trump-mueller-impeachment.html

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Reply Trump Reeks of Fear - By Charles M. Blow (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 9 OP
Historic NY Jul 9 #1
sellitman Jul 9 #2
dalton99a Jul 9 #3
MBS Jul 9 #9
Nitram Jul 9 #4
lagomorph777 Jul 9 #5
MBS Jul 9 #11
MBS Jul 9 #10
Snellius Jul 9 #6
Mc Mike Jul 9 #7
Wounded Bear Jul 9 #8
SunSeeker Jul 9 #12
Wounded Bear Jul 9 #13
SunSeeker Jul 9 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 10:48 AM

1. The rot....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 10:52 AM

2. I hope he is miserable.

I hope it keeps him up night.

Somehow I doubt it though. He feels he is above the law.

Heck, after his next SCOTUS Pick he may be.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 10:53 AM

3. "I'll take the whole country down with me"

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 12:06 PM

9. exactly my fear. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 11:13 AM

4. I am anxious about what is going to happen at the NATO summit and then the meeting with Putin.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 11:34 AM

5. I hope NATO can forgive us, after we depose the Turd.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 12:09 PM

11. I hope so, too.

. . .and that we'll be able to rebuild all our global alliances that he destroys.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 12:07 PM

10. you and me both. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 11:40 AM

6. Blow has been writing some really great columns

He and Krugman are always must reads.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 11:58 AM

7. He also just plain reeks.

He reeks all the time, of a lot of bad things. Failure, hatred, garbage, incompetence, desperation, cuckka, cheap mob aftershave.

He's always reeked.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 12:00 PM

8. From the good old days, when rock mattered...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 02:39 PM

12. Miss men wearing long hair and tight bell bottoms.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 05:11 PM

13. Sexist...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 06:29 PM

14. No, sexy.

In fact, both men and women back in the day looked attractive in long hair and tight bell bottoms. I really miss that look.

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