President Trump isn’t letting what he still refers to as a “witch hunt” by Robert Mueller go quietly away, even if the Democrats have moved on from it because they’ve finally reached the “acceptance” phase in their post-special counsel stages of grief.
President Trump said Wednesday that he’s considering bringing “a major lawsuit” against unidentified people regarding former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, accusing Mueller of treating him and his associates unfairly.
“We’ve been investigating on a personal basis, through Rudy [Giuliani] and others, lawyers, corruption in the 2016 election. We’ve been investigating corruption because I probably will, I was going to definitely, but I probably will be bringing a lot of litigation against a lot of people having to do with the corrupt investigation having to do with the 2016 election,” Trump said during a press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö.
“I’ve been looking at that long and hard for a long period of time, how it started, why it started, it should never happen to another president, ever, but I’ve been talking about it from the standpoint of bringing a major lawsuit, and I’ve been talking about it for a long time,” he added.
This is yet another one of those things about the president that either drives people crazy or makes people cheer. I am in the latter camp, as many would guess.
Even if he’s merely posturing, it’s still combative. After decades of watching Republicans get steamrolled by Democrats and their media mouthpieces, it’s still refreshing to see one punch back, even three years into this.
Trump has also proven to be very adept at shifting a given news cycle’s media narrative focus. This obviously won’t end the impeachment news, but it does provide a shiny object to distract some.
Trump has Rudy Giuliani on the attack as well:
Giuliani on Tuesday floated the idea of suing members of Congress over the probe, saying their actions are “worse than McCarthy.”
“I had a couple of talks with civil rights lawyers and a constitutional lawyer today and here’s what they’re recommending: that we should bring a lawsuit on behalf of the president and several of the people in the administration, maybe even myself as a lawyer, against the members of Congress individually for violating constitutional rights, violating civil rights,” Giuliani said in an appearance on Fox News.
Rudy is kind of like Newt Gingrich in that he’s much more effective in attack-dog mode. All he has to do is say “Hello” and the left is triggered.
Sometimes the only way to battle the MSM noise machine is to make even more noise, and this president has some unique gifts in that area.
PJ Media Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author of “Don’t Let the Hippies Shower” and “Straight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.”