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When ridiculousness is the best defence

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The writer is a political analyst. He can be reached at imran.j[email protected] @Imran_Jan

Last week CNN’s Chris Cuomo said, “a storm is coming” warning about the imminent release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report about a possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign. While the Russian investigation has been looming over Donald Trump even before he assumed the presidency, this time around the odds might change. Trump has repeatedly and relentlessly used a combination of pressure tactics, intimidation, lies, and humiliation in order to discredit the Special Counsel’s work. He has unleashed a dirty public war against the Russia investigation as well as whether or not he obstructed justice by firing James R Comey, the former director of the FBI. Trump has resorted to language unbecoming of the President of the United States and more associated with the tone of a mafia boss, by calling those who cooperated with Robert Mueller as “rats”. That language belongs more to “The Sopranos” than the White House.

The Mueller report........

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