By Andy Weddington
Monday, 16 July 2018
I've been making deals all my life. Donald J. Trump - 45th President of the United States
This morning I read a piece by a nationally published respected author who wrote President Trump's biggest mistake was appointing Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.
And he made his case.
President Trump does not make mistakes of that magnitude.
Nor mistakes of related lesser magnitude. That is, the appointments of Rod Rosenstein (Deputy Attorney General) and Christopher Wray (Director, FBI).
President Trump knew exactly what he was doing.
He appointed these men for good reason.
Though Candidate Trump campaigned to be tough on Hillary Clinton (and others), giving rise to the rally chant "Lock her up!," that was not his intent if elected.
For days after elected, President Trump is on record saying he did not want to hurt the Clintons.
How to go about that?
And, too, not hurt all the "important" people connected to the Clintons?
Appoint top law enforcement who will follow that guidance.
Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein, and Christopher Wray.
A brilliant move and out for President Trump.
He can blame them.
And is doing just that - on Twitter, at rallies, during interviews.
Each was a thoughtful, calculated, scrubbed nominee - the perfect triumvirate.
Will a one of these three men lose their job?
Not a chance.
For that would be President Trump's biggest mistake.
Considering his intelligence, judgment, savvy, showmanship, and lifetime of deal making to survive - masterful.
To conclude otherwise is naive; a big mistake.
Now there's suggestion from Hillary Clinton she will run in 2020.
Hardly the expected posture of someone fearing federal prosecution for high crimes.
And how many others are breathing easy?
I rest my case.