What’s that grease stain under the bus?Comments
Looks like Carl Schmitt, This Time As Farce is going to serve as Trump’s modified limited hangout:
With the Justice Department and Jan. 6 committee taking a close look at Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, he and his cronies could certainly use a fall guy, and it looks like they’ve found their patsy: right-wing lawyer John Eastman.
Eastman worked for Trump as the attorney devised legal strategies to overturn the election to keep the outgoing president in power. But, in recent weeks, Trump has confided to those close to him that he sees no reason to publicly defend Eastman, two people familiar with the matter tell Rolling Stone. The ex-president is also deeply annoyed with Eastman and all the negative “attention” and media coverage that the lawyer’s work has brought Trump and his inner sanctum, including during the ongoing Jan. 6 hearings on Capitol Hill.
Furthermore, to those who’ve spoken Trump about Eastman in recent months, the ex-president has repeated an excuse he often uses when backed into a corner, as investigators confront him with an associates’ misdeeds: He has privately insisted he “hardly” or “barely” knows Eastman, despite the fact that he counseled Trump on taking a string of extra-legal measures in a bid to stay in power and wrote the so-called “coup memo,” which laid out the facsimile of a legal argument for reversing Trump’s election defeat.
Lawyers, Guns and Money Productions presents a play in one scene
EASTMAN: “I have decided that I will be on the pardon list.”
TRUMP: “Who the fuck is this prick?”
The closest thing to a redeeming characteristic Trump has is his inevitable ritual humiliation of his more egregious sycophants, and the closest his egregious sycophants have to one is that they all seem to think they’ll be the exception.