Mueller handed over various investigations to other investigators not part of his team. Part reasoning was out of concern that Trump was going to fire mueller and have all his documents destroyed. Say, for example, the state of NY is investigating money laundrying, Trump has no control over it.
Such Trump women are skilled at working with sexist men, and they don't have a problem of being sexual harassed. When Trump is in a group of men that includes women, and he says
Trump: "Kelly Ann never gets upset when I say she got a hot ass or she got great tits, Right Kelly Ann?"
Kelly Ann: "You're always joking around like that Mr President."
Trump: "See guys, real women like Kelly Ann like it when I talk like that. The truth is that women secretly like it when men treat them like whores, just like all women enjoy being raped. Sex is sex, and its always great no matter how they get it. Has anyone ever heard of man claiming he's been raped by a woman? Of course not!"
In my mind after the photo has been taken, the #1 thing he is concerned how how he looks in the photo. He looks at it and says something like:
"Not acceptable, let's do it again. Call everybody back, this picture looks like shit! look at my hair!!! the sun light is not right, it makes my hair look grey. And look at Pence, he looks too tall in the picture, have him step back a few more feet so he looks dwarf standing next to me."
All of his official WH photos always have a dozen people standing behind trump. He loves creating a fake image of himself as being some people love and adore. To me, it comes across as a man that thinks being president is about having his photo take with important and famous people. Its all about the image of being someone he is not, and never will be.
She's already testified before congress that she knew nothing about paying off storm Daniels and other illegal activities. Now that court documents have shown she was involved, the House wants her to come back and clarify. Now she got weeks to figure out how to spin everything so it sounds plausible. However, I expect over 95% of her responses will be:
"I don't recall"
"I can't answer because the president has executive privilege."
"I chose not to answer on grounds that I might incriminate myself"
Unless she slips up, it will be a Q&A session of stonewalling and non-answers. Even when asked to explain her activites that were revealed in the court documents, she will have prepared answers (by attorneys) that either clears herself, claims the facts are "Fake Facts", or has some alternative story such as it was not really her at those meetings describe in the court documents, it was really a doppelganger created by evil scientists hired by the whore Hillary Clinton to frame a innocent Christian Donald Trump, who has never cheated on any of his wives. No lie is too extreme for his base to believe. They love a good lie, the bigger the fish tale, the better.
In days and weeks to come, Trump will tweet something to the effect of "As president I have the complete authority to put citizenship question on the census, and that is exactly what I plan to do".
For his base, as well as people he wants to terrorize, it does not matter that its not going to happen, they believe what he is saying.
His hardcore base have the same dynamics as people who are part of a cult, they believe Trump is a political messiah that is here to bring them to the promised land.
He resigned today. That makes it 20 agencies that have "acting" heads (HUD, FEMA, Homeland Security, ICE, CBP, FAA, FDA, etc, etc). Cutting through the BS, that means Trump has 20 agencies that report directly to him without any congressional oversight control. Congress can't fire\impeach an "acting" head of an agency, only the president. An acting head is far far far more likely to follow orders even if the orders are illegal, than someone who had congress vetted and can force to testify. An acting head of agency reports directly to the president, thus the president can claim executive privileged over him\her during any legal court battle that might ensue. When there is a major crisis (as we seeing), Congress can't subpoena anyone of authority at these agencies that speak to the issues without checking with the WH first.
The Trump Propaganda Network (Fox News) avoided coverage of the parade and her speech, I suppose in case Trump might be watching. I suppose they didn't want to upset him yet again by featuring his "enemy".
It is my perception that Trump does not know how to deal with strong women nor LGBT women. Trump needs to sense weakness, and IMO, he is has difficulty detecting weaknesses in women who naturally have a dominate personality, and especially LGBT women. He struggles with Polsi and Harris, women who don't take shit from anybody, especially old school men who have trophy wives that have only one of two purposes, 1) in the bedroom 2) at social events where wives are seen, but rarely speak.
Trump commented that today's NY parade for the USA women soccer\football team was a total waste tax payers dollars, and besides Trump said his parade on the 4th of July was lots bigger than theirs, so big you wouldn't believe it. Biggest parade in history. His had tanks, theirs didn't. He had a fly over, theirs didn't. His was bigger, so he wins.... according to Trump.
Fox news had no coverage of the USA Women team parade so not to upset Donald Trump.
Dutch Wrote: wwjd, again right on. Trump surrounds himself with the same criminals as himself. So that they are acquainted with the rules of the "mob" Amen.
What we are seeing and experiencing is what is normal for Trump, and it what makes him thrive. People locked up in cages is normal an good in Trump World.