President Trump posted a self incriminating statement on social media yesterday, in which he admitted that he knew that his former security adviser Michael Flynn, had lied to the FBI before he fired Flynn in February. The post, as seen below, proved that Trump knew Flynn had committed a felony.
I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017
This post is very, very bad news for Trump, which is why he just came up with a completely B.S. reason to attempt to save himself from it. Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, is now claiming that he wrote the statement, not Trump.
John Dowd told NBC News that he created the statement and then sent it to White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino to publish. Trump’s personal lawyer John Dowd was then asked to produce the communication he had with Scavino, such as an email with the statement, to prove that he did create it. Dowd then claimed that he recited the statement to Scavino “orally.” Mhm.
No one with any sense believes this. And even if you believe them, you’d have to also accept that Trump’s legal counsel is pathetically incompetent, to the point that they’d issue a public statement that incriminates Trump. You’d also have to accept that Trump has absolutely no control over his Twitter account, despite only the opposite being true.