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BTRTN: Dear Donald, Junior...

Born To Run The Numbers with some urgent advice for Donald Junior from outside the Trump bubble...

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/08/btrtn-dear-donald-junior.html

"First, your Dad is telling people that you never told him about the Trump Tower meeting. In his August 5 tweet, your father took pains to make sure that the buck stops with you. He ended the tweet with an emphatic 'I did not know about it.' So if someone ends up going to jail because of that meeting, who exactly does your Dad think it should be? But that's not all, Junior. Your Dad's got you coming and going. After claiming that no one told him about the meeting before it happened, he offered that huge weasel -- that to the "best of his knowledge," nothing happened after. So if there was any follow-up, well, your Dad is putting all that on you, too...

So you need advice about how to navigate the very dangerous waters that lie ahead, perhaps from someone who isnít named Trump, owned by Trump, controlled by Trump, or lackey to Trump. Hereís mine. Your father is a corrupt, soulless, amoral cheat, but thatís not the part that bugs me. What bothers me is that he appears to be ready to flush his flesh and blood down the toilet to save his own butt. It seems to me that he has already communicated what his choice will be when it comes to saving his skin or yours...

He knew about the meeting, Donny. You told him about it. You may soon be asked about this exact issue under oath. When they ask what you know, do the right thing. Tell the truth. Thatís all the advice you need."

BTRTN: Dear Donald, Junior...

Born To Run The Numbers with some urgent advice for Donald Junior from outside the Trump bubble...

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/08/btrtn-dear-donald-junior.html

"First, your Dad is telling people that you never told him about the Trump Tower meeting. In his August 5 tweet, your father took pains to make sure that the buck stops with you. He ended the tweet with an emphatic 'I did not know about it.' So if someone ends up going to jail because of that meeting, who exactly does your Dad think it should be? But that's not all, Junior. Your Dad's got you coming and going. After claiming that no one told him about the meeting before it happened, he offered that huge weasel -- that to the "best of his knowledge," nothing happened after. So if there was any follow-up, well, your Dad is putting all that on you, too...

So you need advice about how to navigate the very dangerous waters that lie ahead, perhaps from someone who isnít named Trump, owned by Trump, controlled by Trump, or lackey to Trump. Hereís mine. Your father is a corrupt, soulless, amoral cheat, but thatís not the part that bugs me. What bothers me is that he appears to be ready to flush his flesh and blood down the toilet to save his own butt. It seems to me that he has already communicated what his choice will be when it comes to saving his skin or yours...

He knew about the meeting, Donny. You told him about it. You may soon be asked about this exact issue under oath. When they ask what you know, do the right thing. Tell the truth. Thatís all the advice you need."

BTRTN: It's My Pardon and I'll Try If I Want To

Born to Run the Numbers on Tuesday's two courtroom outcomes... and why Trump is more worried about Manafort than Cohen.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/08/btrtn-its-my-pardon-and-ill-try-if-i.html

Excerpts: "If you want to know what has Trump seriously agitated, compare his reaction to the two seismic court cases... All Michael Cohen got from the Big Orange was a sarcastic late morning tweet: ďIf anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you donít retain the services of Michael Cohen!Ē Manafort, on the other hand, was treated like a returning prisoner of war...
"It is his mantra: 'no collusion, no collusion, no collusion!' It is as if Donald Trump himself is setting out to narrowly define the only possible finding that should be of any consequence, the only act that rises to the level of a 'high crime or misdemeanor.' In Trumpís world view, if Mueller were to find evidence of money-laundering, bank fraud, or that he paid for the silence of a porn star, none of that should matter. That is not what Mueller was charged to find. Evidence of those crimes would be tossed aside by Trump as evidence of the ďwitch hunt.Ē You can practically hear him: ďBiased Mueller was supposed to investigate collusion, and couldnít find any, so he is trying to reverse the 2016 election by searching through ancient history and digging up other things that donít matter to the American people...
"So there you have the tale of two tweets. In the Cohen tweet, Trump was essentially sending word to his base that he wasnít worried about his former lawyer. But in the Manafort tweet, he was talking directly to his now convicted former campaign manager: ďDonít worry, big guy. I still love you. Donít forget the promise I made. Stay with me, baby.Ē

BTRTN: It's My Pardon and I'll Try If I Want To

Born to Run the Numbers on Tuesday's two courtroom outcomes... and why Trump is more worried about Manafort than Cohen.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/08/btrtn-its-my-pardon-and-ill-try-if-i.html

Excerpts: "If you want to know what has Trump seriously agitated, compare his reaction to the two seismic court cases... All Michael Cohen got from the Big Orange was a sarcastic late morning tweet: ďIf anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you donít retain the services of Michael Cohen!Ē Manafort, on the other hand, was treated like a returning prisoner of war...
"It is his mantra: 'no collusion, no collusion, no collusion!' It is as if Donald Trump himself is setting out to narrowly define the only possible finding that should be of any consequence, the only act that rises to the level of a 'high crime or misdemeanor.' In Trumpís world view, if Mueller were to find evidence of money-laundering, bank fraud, or that he paid for the silence of a porn star, none of that should matter. That is not what Mueller was charged to find. Evidence of those crimes would be tossed aside by Trump as evidence of the ďwitch hunt.Ē You can practically hear him: ďBiased Mueller was supposed to investigate collusion, and couldnít find any, so he is trying to reverse the 2016 election by searching through ancient history and digging up other things that donít matter to the American people...
"So there you have the tale of two tweets. In the Cohen tweet, Trump was essentially sending word to his base that he wasnít worried about his former lawyer. But in the Manafort tweet, he was talking directly to his now convicted former campaign manager: ďDonít worry, big guy. I still love you. Donít forget the promise I made. Stay with me, baby.Ē

BTRTN: The New Polarization: Trump v. Trump

Born To Run The Numbers on the polarization within the Trump administration, Trump family, and Trump's own brain:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/08/btrtn-new-polarizationtrump-vstrump.html
Excerpts:
"Itís real. Itís a hoax. Itís happening now. Itís fake news. Itís a threat to our democracy. Itís a witch hunt. Itís a bad thing! Itís a good thing! Two extreme positions on the same issue, embraced and ardently advanced on the exact same day by the Trump administration...
"Finally, with Trumpís August 5 tweet de grace, we see in full the no-holds-barred confrontation between Donald Trump and himself. The pretzel of logic from a year of spinning, changing, and getting caught in lies goes something like this: I actually did dictate the press release that I did not dictate, the June 9 meeting was not about the adoption issue that I said was the only purpose of the meeting, Donald Junior did meet with Russians about securing the dirt on Hillary that I have said there has never been any collusion about, and, I, Donald Trump, did, or did not, know anything about this meeting...
"The king of the Space Force is tethered to the mother ship by a copper wire internet connection that can only upload 288 characters at a time but cannot download factual information. It is not simply that he is governing in a land of his own imagining, where walls of mirrors allow contradiction, inconsistency, and outright falsehood to not simply co-exist but to thrive. Nor is it that he is merely making up everything as he goes along. It is that he is doing both very badly."

BTRTN: The New Polarization: Trump v. Trump

Born To Run The Numbers on the polarization within the Trump administration, Trump family, and Trump's own brain:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/08/btrtn-new-polarizationtrump-vstrump.html
Excerpts:
"Itís real. Itís a hoax. Itís happening now. Itís fake news. Itís a threat to our democracy. Itís a witch hunt. Itís a bad thing! Itís a good thing! Two extreme positions on the same issue, embraced and ardently advanced on the exact same day by the Trump administration...
"Finally, with Trumpís August 5 tweet de grace, we see in full the no-holds-barred confrontation between Donald Trump and himself. The pretzel of logic from a year of spinning, changing, and getting caught in lies goes something like this: I actually did dictate the press release that I did not dictate, the June 9 meeting was not about the adoption issue that I said was the only purpose of the meeting, Donald Junior did meet with Russians about securing the dirt on Hillary that I have said there has never been any collusion about, and, I, Donald Trump, did, or did not, know anything about this meeting...
"The king of the Space Force is tethered to the mother ship by a copper wire internet connection that can only upload 288 characters at a time but cannot download factual information. It is not simply that he is governing in a land of his own imagining, where walls of mirrors allow contradiction, inconsistency, and outright falsehood to not simply co-exist but to thrive. Nor is it that he is merely making up everything as he goes along. It is that he is doing both very badly."


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