This IS typical Donald J. Trump….
Fuck the law….
It doesn’t apply to me…..
With ANYONE else?
This would be a one/shut case….
Might not be actual criminal case….
The Donald almost always does his peacock dance in getting loud and BIGGER than he is….
Most of the time it works…
He’s gone after the FBI, Justice Dept., White Procedures, and the Constitution….
(A Majority of Americans back the FBI probe into Trump’s actions)
He KNOWS he’s trouble ALL over the place….Not just on this one...
The Feds hunker down for the long fight….
Officials said the Justice Department has scrambled to removeidentifying information from websites and beef up security for personnel who are being targeted by Trump supporters — a now-familiar playbook for federal agencies that land in the former president’s sights….
“Everyone is on our side,” Trump told one adviser two days after the search. In another rant several days after the search, he described the FBI in profane terms, calling them “f–kers” who were out “to get him,” according to a person who heard his comments. The former president has grown somewhat paranoid since FBI agents were on his property, positing they might have left behind recording devices, a person who spoke to him said….
Trump’s animus toward the FBI started during the Russia probe led by Mueller as special counsel, Kelly said, but he grew angrier with Wray for not carrying out particular investigations — especially against Clinton, FBI figures and other critics of his.
“He turned on the FBI early on,” Kelly said, adding that Trump was suspicious they would be looking into him. Kelly said Trump did not appreciate that the FBI did not work for him personally.
John Bolton, one of Trump’s former national security advisers, said would rant that the FBI was a “deep state that was out to get me in 2016, and they’re out to get me in 2020.”
Still, Trump had around him in the White House a coterie of lawyers who were defensive of the FBI and Justice Department, particularly former White House counsels Pat Cipollone and Donald McGahn.
In recent days, Trump and his team have weighed releasing security-camera footage of FBI agents searching Mar-a-Lago, believing it would further anger his supporters.
One of Trump’s fixations in the final days of his presidency was exposing the FBI for “Crossfire Hurricane,” former administration officials said, referring to the bureau’s investigation into whether individuals associated with Trump’s 2016 campaign coordinated with Russia’s efforts to interfere in the election, and he has regularly asked about documents related to the probe since leaving office.
Some others in the Republican Party have grown concerned about the anti-FBI tide, an escalation of long-simmering rhetoric about a perceived “tyrannical” federal government that “true patriots” must curtail…..
He and his team haven’t settled on a singular approach and appear in the dark about what may come next. Trump has often used litigation to delay but has been loath to go on offense, particularly when he’s likely to lose. His vow Friday to make a “major motion” appeared in keeping with that approach.
While it’s unclear whether the former president or any of his top allies are at imminent risk of criminal charges, they have sketched out competing and sometimes conflicting positions that may come into play as the investigation — now in its “early stages” — accelerates.
Here’s a look at the Trump team’s early, shifting strategies and how they may fare…..