Trump’s Lawyers Vow To ‘Come Out Swinging’ In Two Short Weeks
September 22, 2022
Lavish lifestyles were not the only benefits Donald Trump had in mind when he vowed to ‘drain the swamp’ during his 2016 campaign for president — he also wanted to see several prominent lawyers lose their jobs as well! This week,
Trump’s legal team vowed to ‘come out swinging against recent reports that special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed financial records from Deutsche Bank related to the president and his businesses, and they’re following through on their promise in just two short weeks! Let’s see how this plays out, shall we?
When Does The State Of The Union Address Happen?
The State of the Union Address is an event where the President of the United States delivers an address to a joint session of Congress, typically on national issues and topics of interest.
On Tuesday, January 30th at 9 pm ET, President Trump will be delivering his first-ever State of the Union Address. You can watch it live on CNN or catch a replay on YouTube after it airs.
This year, the president has chosen to discuss infrastructure and cybersecurity in addition to issues like North Korea and Syria. He will also take this opportunity to show off American culture by featuring members of all our diverse communities. If you have plans for tomorrow night and don’t want to tune in, here are some highlights we’re looking forward to hearing
What Is A Special Counsel?
A special counsel is an attorney who investigates government officials and public figures who may have committed crimes. These lawyers are appointed by a court, not the president, but they report to the attorney general.
The investigation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller led was to see if any crimes were committed during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Mueller concluded his investigation with a report, which said that there was no evidence of collusion with Russia in Trump’s campaign and it also found no evidence of obstruction of justice on behalf of Trump while he was in office.
The result of this investigation ended in a total exoneration for President Trump and his family members after nearly two years under intense scrutiny from Democrats and the media…yet some still don’t believe him.
Who Will Mueller Pick As His First Target?
Mueller is a shrewd and skilled prosecutor, with 25 years of experience leading criminal investigations for some of the United States government’s most critical cases. He is well-respected by both Democrats and Republicans in Washington, D.C., and throughout the legal community. But who will he go after first?
It is possible that we could see charges filed against President Trump or his family members; but it would also be sensible to investigate someone close to Trump over the past few years—someone who could have valuable information about relationships with Russia and obstruction of justice. The one person that comes to mind: is Jared Kushner.
How Will The Investigation Be Funded?
Many of Trump’s followers are staunchly against federal funding for the investigation, claiming that this is an example of his administration spending frivolously.
While funding for the investigation has not been firmly decided, these government officials have discussed using donations from private entities to fund the probe. One reason for this could be to avoid charges of corruption and/or conflict of interest. However, sources claim that Democrats in Congress would likely oppose this move.
Will The Investigation Go Off On A Wild Goose Chase?
The new revelation that Trump’s campaign staff coordinated with Russian spies raises the question of whether this is what the investigation will be focusing on. When President Nixon was investigated in the wake of Watergate, his collusion with foreign spies was a key focus for over two years.
There are plenty of reasons to believe that we’ll see something similar happen again here. Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has a document called the tickler that reminds him to continue looking into whether Russia helped Trump to win,
while Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recently argued that the former FBI director James Comey did not need to look at Trump organization-related business deals as part of his investigation into potential ties between Russia and Trump officials – which could just mean he knows something we don’t.
Can Trump Fire Mueller If He Wants To?
A current question in the legal realm of Trump- Russia allegations is whether or not Trump can fire Mueller as head of the Russia probe. However, a detailed look at the statute governing this question reveals that Trump does not have that power. The US Department of Justice regulations set up in 1999 state,
The Special Counsel may be disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the Attorney General. The Attorney General may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause. This means that any disciplinary action against Mueller will have to come from Rod Rosenstein who oversees him and is also his boss.
Why Did Sessions Recuse Himself, Anyway?
Sessions could have told the committee about his past involvement with the campaign and Russia to preempt any speculation that he might be improperly influencing Trump, not recuse himself. He could have simply said I will set aside my personal beliefs in this case and would not feel it appropriate to use my office to make any comment on the ongoing investigations.
I will, however, refer to all matters relating to Trump and Russia as they arise during my tenure as Attorney General. The act of recusal doesn’t always automatically mean impartiality has been compromised; it often involves the separation of a person from an issue or inquiry where their participation would create some bias or appearance of impropriety.
When Will We See Results From This Investigation?!
It would seem as though Trump has his back up against the wall right now. The one resource he never really had in all of this is TIME, but it would seem like they’re coming out swinging two weeks after Donald Trump Jr. announced that he met with a Russian lawyer to get information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election campaign. Where this goes from here is anyone’s guess, but people are understandably very concerned about what happens next.
I have no idea where we go from here.
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