Posted by on December 3, 2018 2:50 pm
Categories: Economy

Clearly excited after his trade deal detente triumph, President Trump has been spraying out tweets at a breakneck pace Monday morning, veering from hints about the forthcoming US-China trade accord (China will reverse some of its auto tariffs, Trump says) to his hopes for ending the US-China-Russia arms race.


But by mid-morning, Trump had circled back to domestic issues – specifically his ongoing feud with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty last week to one count of lying to Congress. Reports last week suggested that Cohen is asking to be spared jail time in exchange for his testimony against the president, which supports Trump’s claim that Cohen is lying about the president to save himself, Trump tweeted to demand that his former attorney be made to serve “the full sentence.” Trump seethed that Cohen could avoid punishment for his many crimes unrelated to the Trump campaign by “making up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself and his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free.”

“He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence.”

In his sentencing memo, Cohen’s lawyers claim that Cohen and his family have already suffered enough due to Cohen’s decision to cooperate. The memo also revealed new details about what Cohen told Mueller, including that Cohen personally kept “Client 1” (believed to be Trump) apprised of his discussions with the Russians through at least June 2016 (Cohen had previously told Congress that discussions about a possible Trump Tower Moscow had unraveled in January.

Cohen is expected to be sentenced Dec. 12.

Offering a positive contrast to Cohen’s betrayal, Trump praised former advisor Roger Stone, who has reportedly on the verge of being indicted by Mueller over purported contacts with Wikieaks, over Stone’s promise to “never testify against Trump.”

And as we suspected, Trump wasn’t quite done: After praising Stone, Trump returned to one of his favorite topics: bashing Mueller. He tweeted that Mueller “is a much different man than many people think” and that he and his “band of Angry Democrats don’t want the truth.”

We’ll be keeping an eye out for more tweets, because by the looks of it, Trump is just getting started.

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