'This is the end of the road': Former GOP lawmaker explains why Trump is 'flailing' and doesn't know what to do
With President Donald Trump's legal defense strategy apparently consisting of misunderstandings of the law, accidentally admitting incriminating facts, and launching Twitter tirades against witnesses, it's become clear that his team has little idea of how to get out of the mess he's found himself in.
Former GOP congressman David Jolly of Florida explained Monday why Trump is struggling to come up with a coherent defense from his emerging legal challenges: He's never faced anything like this before.
"Here's why Donald Trump's flailing — and it has everything to do with SDNY," Jolly said, referring to the investigation of the president by the Southern District of New York. "Donald Trump has this long career of having to navigate civil matters, where you pay people off, you pay settlements, you reach private agreements. But it's always monetary. The reason he's flailing is no amount of money can turn off the SDNY case. No amount of money can turn off Bob Mueller."
"Donald Trump, for the first time that we know publicly, is facing significant criminal accusations," Jolly continued. "He's never been in this environment before. And for a man who's always been able to write a check to get himself out of trouble, this is the end of the road."
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