Friday, May 12, 2017

Was He Mirandized?

In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Trump told the world that he basically broke the law.  (Underlined portion is the good stuff.)  Via TPM:

If you’re a fan of TV cop shows like “Law & Order”or even have a passing acquaintance with them, you know the first thing the arresting officer does is read the suspect his Miranda rights: “You have the right to remain silent; anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law,” and so on.  So, did anyone Mirandize Trump before he basically admitted to committing an impeachable offense?  Obstruction of justice was cited in the articles of impeachment of both Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.

Well, obviously Trump was not in custody nor was he in jeopardy of being arrested, so he didn’t need to be read his rights, but should it come down to a situation where he’s brought up on charges of obstructing justice, this interview will be used as evidence.  And dollars to donuts, he will deny it all.

Trump apparently doesn’t understand that “anything you say can and will be used against you” applies not just to criminal suspects.  Either he doesn’t remember or he doesn’t care that he’s said something and then later completely contradicts himself or can’t understand why someone would hold him to his word.

2 barks and woofs on “Was He Mirandized?

  1. What’s interesting is his face as he screws it up searching for a reason, any reason or excuse to offer for why he acted as he did. He reminds me of one of my own kids twisting in the wind of alibiing. Notice he didn’t give an alibi for his enablers who went on record to say to all who asked that the firing had NOTHING to do with any sort of investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election, but that this strong, decisive President followed the advice of his Attorney General (who had recused himself – remember) and the acting director of the FBI. Gene Robinson writes today that it’s obvious there’s a cover-up here, but what is the crime? We need a Deep Throat revival.

    • I totally agree. This is not a man in contact with reality. Someone needs to remind him that he is not a king. He lies nearly every time he speaks.

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