After spending Monday nursing a ragegasm, trump began Tuesday with a Tweetstorm sounding off and playing the victim. I know someone like this guy. You can catch him with a gun in his hand and he will claim that someone else put it there.
Twitter was quick to respond to the president’s tweets with their own fact-checks as well as morning mockery. It was so much fun to see and read. This CRIMINAL will soon pay the price for his foolishness. I told trump that his claims were fruitless, but he wouldn’t listen. 😉 I have a Constitutional lawyer by my side who has explained why Mueller is right, every step of the way. It’s great to have a great legal mind (from Columbia University and Harvard Law, no less!) on hand to answer any questions that I might have. NBC executive producer Christina Ginn sent Trump an explainer about what attorney-client privilege is and the limitations of the rule that allows for a “crime-fraud exception.”
— Christina Ginn (@NBChristinaGinn) April 10, 2018
“Because of the potential damage to legitimate attorney-client relationships caused by these mass seizures of records, U.S. Attorneys are trained to explore alternatives to these warrants when evidence is sought from a practicing attorney,” the primer explained. “One alternative would be a subpoena, which allows the attorney to search for and produce the documents. The fact that the FBI opted for a raid without notice suggests prosecutors believed less-intrusive measures might result in the destruction of evidence.”
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski noted that such privilege is “dead” once evidence has been found of a crime.
Yes.Thank u for pointing this out. According to legal experts,once prosecutors have evidence of a crime, the privilege drops. So u r right!
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) April 10, 2018
Bloomberg View executive editor and Trump biographer Tim O’Brien noted that typically when Trump is tweeting with all capital letters it means he’s concerned.
Translation: “Whenever it’s in CAPS, I’m WORRIED.” https://t.co/5lwg4OQ6p6
— Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) April 10, 2018
You can read the rest of the tweets below:
It’s not a witch hunt if they have pre-existing well documented evidence (they did) that justifies the raid. Sorry if that might expose some crimes you may have been party to.
— William W (@FactsMatterPpl) April 10, 2018
Going full Nas this morning https://t.co/kHgu8JiHXW
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) April 10, 2018
Today would be an excellent day to release your tax returns. https://t.co/6oexDtVwj2
— Zoey Bartlet-Young (@Zoey_Bartlet) April 10, 2018
Saying BARACK OBAMA was born in Kenya was a witch hunt, this is getting what you deserve mother fuckkkkkker
— 💕sweetnaenae💓 (@arw2007) April 10, 2018
Looks like it’s going to be a day. => https://t.co/C84qQh5st6
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) April 10, 2018
If it really was a witch hunt, which I assume you mean is totally baseless, how is it that a US Attorney that you appointed signed off on the search warrant and a judge that you appointed approved the search warrant?
— Mark Goldberg (@MarkGoldberg13) April 10, 2018
Nope. But your career is.
— Jude (@Judzer) April 10, 2018
If you did nothing wrong, what are you worried about?
— Carrie Gallagher (@lovablemarketer) April 10, 2018
Oh no you lost some privilege. How hard for you.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) April 10, 2018
Your Presidency is dead, criminal.
— Ganogen (@Ganogen_Inc) April 10, 2018
Yeah, I think he’s going to fire some people soon… https://t.co/sNnEKfBVPu
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) April 10, 2018
Good morning. You’re panicking. Take a valium and chill.
— Grrrrrrrrrrrr (@WritingVirginia) April 10, 2018
Idiot. It isn’t a shield against criminal acts
— PAK YONG SIK (@bentpine_bruce) April 10, 2018
Snowflake alert. https://t.co/a6aXb1fV5B
— (((Charles Young))) (@CharlieYoungEsq) April 10, 2018
If this is a witch Hunt, Trump’s surrounded himself with witches.
— Alt USDA_ARS (@AltUSDA_ARS) April 10, 2018
The legal historian has logged on pic.twitter.com/dduHDS9yLC
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 10, 2018
22 indictments is not a “Witch Hunt,” fella.
Having someone YOU appointed sign off on multiple search warrants for you personal lawyer’s properties/offices is NOT a “Witch Hunt.” #DirtyDonald#DonaldtheRussianPuppet
— WhatdaPint (@WhatdaPint) April 10, 2018
No sir it isn’t unless you are still plotting a crime. You see, we have a legal system and no one is above the law.
— Doughy Orange Menace (@PutinsPrecedent) April 10, 2018
And so the toddler tantrum begins….
— Milly Majich 🌈 (@MagikMilly) April 10, 2018
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 10, 2018
A couple of (non-rhetorical) questions :1) how common or unusual is it for the feds to raid a lawyer’s office?
2) if some of what’s seized is covered by lawyer-client privilege and some is not, how do authorities “unsee” the privileged suit?
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) April 10, 2018
M. A. G. A – My attorney got arrested.
— Gary Danger Moore (@GaryMoo14010104) April 10, 2018
I’m calling out sick today just to watch.
— Dotard J Trump (@calisbackinnj) April 10, 2018
Trump why so upset? What are you hiding?
— Franky (@fbaron123) April 10, 2018
The LAW appears to be working – and you are not above it.
— Letter Lout (@Letterlout) April 10, 2018
You appointed Berman 😂😂😂😂😂
— JG (@JennyGreen99) April 10, 2018
Are you a witch?
— What? (@youresorightman) April 10, 2018
Subtlety has never really been his strong suit https://t.co/74dwkckNlm
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) April 10, 2018
Awww poor triggered Jack 😂 maybe if you didn’t support a criminal piece of shit things would be different?
— AltNSA (@AltNatSecAgency) April 10, 2018
Your are fucked, Cohen is fucked. Here’s how you avoid this entire situation: don’t break the fucking law asshole
— AltNSA (@AltNatSecAgency) April 10, 2018
And from the “nice Donald Trump” parody account:
Good Morning! ☀
— Donald J. Trump (@niceDonaIdTrump) April 10, 2018