The current occupant of the White House is a totally unscrupulous politician, and, thus, high-quality newspapers have very special obligations during these very interesting times.
And we here at AP accept that responsibility.
Donald Trump’s loudmouth lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has been in regular contact with the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to an article in yesterday’s New York Times by Michael Schmidt, Maggie Haberman, and Charlie Savage.
Rudy Giuliani is a prince of grandiosity, and his client, Donald Trump, is an emperor of grandiosity. Both men thrive on being the center of attention. Trump, especially, requires constant adulation, which is why he so frequently indulges himself in his deplorable campaign-style rallies.
Yesterday’s article in the Times says that “… Mueller… will not indict Trump if he finds wrongdoing in his investigation of Trump campaign links to Russia, according to Trump’s lawyers. They [Trump’s lawyers] said Wednesday that Mr. Mueller’s investigators told them that he would adhere to the Justice Department’s view that the Constitution bars prosecuting sitting presidents."
But, what about the concept, deeply ingrained in the American legal system, that no person is above the law? No problem there. Trump's previous lawyer, John Dowd, says that the president of the United States is simply too busy to be bothered with an interview under oath conducted by the Special Counsel.
Associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman has many years under her belt of finding the truth because of her highly developed investigative skills. Her secret sources trust her at all times.
Early this morning, Sherman spoke at length with Zainab Ahmad, one of the key members of Mueller’s team. Before being reassigned to the Special Counsel, Ahmad, a Pakistani-American no less, served as an Assistant United States Attorney In Brooklyn, where she successfully prosecuted several high-profile cases.
Ahmad told Sherman, “Susanna, Giuliani is really good at making headlines for the media, just like his client.”
“Believe me, Susanna, we’ve got the goods on Trump. I only have a precious few minutes to talk with you, because I’m on my way to the grand jury room. We are getting ready to indict Trump for obstruction of justice and for colluding with Russia.”
So ASR Sherman, who has credentials as a member of the White House press Corps, went straight to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s mouthpiece, and, in a private conversation while Sanders was wearing one of her frumpiest dresses, demanded to know the Mar-a-Lago guy’s reaction to what Ahmad had told her.
Huckabee Sanders, who is not petite, immediately pulled Sherman’s White House Press Corps credentials and bodily threw her out of her office.