White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is claiming that Trump had nothing to do and wasn’t involved with his inauguration committee that is under criminal investigation.
Sanders told Fox News, “This didn’t have anything to do with the president. The president was focused on the transition, and building out a new government, and preparing to take office. The role he had in the inauguration was to raise his hand and take the oath.”
Sarah Sanders claims that Trump had nothing to do with his own inauguration. pic.twitter.com/wiIiueAioL
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It is interesting that Trump suddenly has nothing to do with everything that turns criminal.
Trump was more than involved. His own family was the executive committee for the transition
In his book, The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis wrote, “Christie viewed Kushner as one of those people who thinks that, because he is rich, he must also be smart. Still, he had a certain cunning about him. And Christie soon found himself reporting everything he did to prepare for a Trump administration to an ‘executive committee’. The committee consisted of Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Manafort, Steve Mnuchin and Jeff Sessions.”
There is also the part where Trump was very concerned about the money that the transition team was spending, “he first time Trump paid attention to any of this was when he read about it in the newspaper. The story revealed that Trump’s very own transition team had raised several million dollars to pay the staff. The moment he saw it, Trump called Steve Bannon, the chief executive of his campaign, from his office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower, and told him to come immediately to his residence, many floors above. Bannon stepped off the elevator to find Christie seated on a sofa, being hollered at. Trump was apoplectic, yelling: You’re stealing my money! You’re stealing my fucking money! What the fuck is this?”
Trump was very worried about the money, and his own family was heavily involved.
It is impossible to believe that Trump knew nothing. If he knew nothing, Donald Trump should be tossed out of the White House on his ear today for such poor management. Trump is also a notorious micromanager, so it is impossible to believe that Trump was an innocent victim.
The walls are crumbling. The White House’s lies are implausible, and this president is slowly sinking under the weight of his own corruption.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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