Inside Trump’s Strategy to Use Mueller on the Campaign Trail
Republican lawmakers and strategists fear that the president would be fixating on the wrong message at the wrong time.
Source says RNC and America First are prepared to attack reporters. “Any reporter who tries [to attack Trump] will be hit with 30-second spots of all their ridiculous claims about collusion. Their tweets have all been screencapped. It’s all ready to go.”
NEW: Trump wants investigations into the collusion narrative's origins. “Goddamn right he [does]," Giuliani said. "This is not ‘Oh, gee, it’s over, let’s forget about it.’” Meanwhile, congressional Republicans and strategists are urging him to move on
Trump has always personalized the presidency. He's not apt to quickly move on from the Mueller report. Establishment Republicans worry he'll make it part of his 2020 campaign, at expense of economic message.
AG Barr's 4-page summary of the Mueller report is a a kind of Swiss Army knife, as Trump allies see it -- a multi-purpose tool that vindicates Trump's claim of no collusion and inoculates him from negative press coverage, they contend. w/
Trump’s rally tonight - a theme of vindication - is a good preview of what’s to come. ICYMI, from
On PARDONS: Giuliani says “Flynn is a very sympathetic case, and in some ways [former Trump campaign chairman Paul] Manafort is, because he’s already spent a year in jail.” It's always "really bothered" Trump that Manafort was in solitary confinement
Trump Wants to Campaign on the Mueller Report in 2020 - The Atlantic
"Their tweets have all been screencapped. It’s all ready to go.” lmao