Amidst all of the news of the last few days, between the sham hearings for Trump’s supreme court nomination and the NY Times op-ed that showed a White House trying to cover for a mentally ill President, this stunning admission by Rudy Giuliani was missed by many.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that the administration may claim executive privilege to block Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report when the investigation is finished, according to a New Yorker report.
Giuliani claims that President Donald Trump’s original legal team—which has undergone many mutations since—cut a deal with Mueller that that the White House can object to public dissemination of information from the probe on the grounds of executive privilege.
When asked if the White House is likely to invoke this clause, Giuliani was frank: “I’m sure we will.”
This leads to one simple question: why would the Trump legal team already know that they will try to block Mueller’s report from being made public? They don’t even know what is in Mueller’s report yet. It could completely exonerate Donald Trump. The only reasonable answer to why they already know they will try to block the report from being made public is that they know the report will show that Donald Trump is guilty of crimes, such as obstruction of justice and conspiracy against the United States.
They know Trump is guilty. They also know that, as President, he can fight against being tried in a court of law. So, they are going to attempt to try the case in the court of public opinion instead, in the hopes that they will be able to persuade enough Republicans in Congress from voting to impeach Donald Trump. And keeping a report, which they are sure will show Trump to be guilty, from ever seeing the light of day is the best defense they have.
This is a public declaration of an attempted cover-up.