Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Collecting Shiny Bits

There seem to be a lot of them on the ground this morning.

Going down smooth.
And along the way we find out just what tipped Speaker Pelosi:
But back to the "transcript":
As the lawyers say:
And remember, this is not playing out in a court of law:
“Every tax dollar that is spent, every dollar that the American people send in to this government, the president wants to make sure that is spent properly. We spend hundreds of billions of dollars across the globe and the president looks at that all the time. What are we getting back for that?”
If we're not getting dirt on the President's political enemies, what's the point of all the foreign and military aid?

And this isn't, by any stretch, the only new story in town:
My Criminal Law professor (one of the few things I still remember from law school, which is now 30 years in the past) told us:  "They don't catch the smart ones."  Rudy Giuliani, ironically, said the same thing on FoxNews today:

“A lot of alleged criminals are not that smart,” Giuliani said. “That’s how we catch them.”

Well, it's true.  But the joke is on Rudy.  Neither he, nor Trump, are "smart."

It was after that call that Trump made the decision to release an "unredacted" version of the transcript of his July call -- against the advice of aides such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who warned him it would set a risky precedent. Trump wanted to undercut the argument from Democrats that he acted inappropriately, he said, and felt he had nothing to hide.

But when the announcement he would release the transcript did little to quell the growing calls for his impeachment, Trump was in disbelief.
The clients who think they are their own best lawyers, are the worst clients of all.   Besides, this is his "defense":

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