MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace said that it is her understanding that Trump is running for reelection to avoid indictment and legal jeopardy.
Nicolle Wallace: Trump Is Running For Re-election To Avoid Being Indicted
Wallace said on her show Deadline: White House, “The impending end of Robert Mueller’s investigation may be just the beginning of the legal battle between Democratic lawmakers and the Trump administration over what potentially incriminating evidence should be made public in the Russia probe. That looming showdown combined with the possibility that Mueller will spin off untold federal investigations that could threaten the president and his family, make up a new legal and political reality not locked on Donald Trump. And according to a fresh report from the daily beast, quote, Donald Trump signaled to his inner circle even he knows special counsel Robert Mueller finishing his investigation will be a new beginning, not a dramatic end for trump world’s eclectic legal health scape. It includes Rudy Giuliani, he didn’t want his lawyers going anywhere, even after the Mueller probe ends. The conversation served as a private admission that federal investigations bedeviling his first term in office will be haunting him for possibly years to come. The table is back. Betsy, I understand his chief motivation for running for re-election is to avoid possible indictment and legal jeopardy.”
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 25, 2019
Avoiding Prison Is The Only Reason For Trump To Stay In The White House
Donald Trump has made it clear that he hates being president. In 2017, Trump was chatting with some friends after a round of golf when he said, “That White House is a real dump.” Donald Trump tantrumed through the government shutdown that he caused because it kept him from going to his private club in Florida. Trump is spending most of his time as president sitting around watching Fox News, tweeting, and talking on the phone.
Trump hates being president, but his motivation for wanting to keep the job is that the moment the next president is sworn into office, former president Trump could face a criminal indictment on a wide variety of charges.
This president is only interested in saving himself, and his one clear path to avoiding prison involves winning another four years in the White House.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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