What if Trump Really DID Write Those Answers For Mueller Himself?

Andy Ostroy
3 min readNov 21, 2018

Donald Trump seemed especially agitated last week. Can ya blame him? I’m incredibly agitated just watching this chaotic shitshow on TV. He’s living it.

Trump and the Republican Party were trounced in the midterms. He was lambasted over his decision not to attend the WW1 ceremony in France and the Veteran’s Day gathering at Arlington National Cemetery. The First Lady went rogue and publicly attacked one of his top national security aides, demanding her firing. The stock market continued to sink back to 2017 levels. And he and his lawyers were working on the written answers to special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s questions into the campaign’s possible collusion with Russia.

Trump insisted all week that he wrote the answers himself.

“I write the answers. My lawyers don’t write answers. I write answers. I was asked a series of questions. I’ve answered them very easily — very easily.”

Bullshit. There isn’t a lawyer alive who’d let an erratic, impulsive, delusional, pathologically-lying client like Trump write his own answers. Especially not on this level, about this subject matter and with the stakes so high. Plus, Trump can’t string together two coherent sentences.

But I can’t help thinking…what if he did write them? What the hell would that look like…

Mueller Question #1: Mr. President, did you know prior to June 9, 2016 that a meeting at Trump Tower would be taking place on that date between the Russians and your son Don Jr, son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort?

Trump: I knew that a…look…and I’ll tell you this…it was a nothing meeting. There was no collusion! You can’t do collusion if nobody offers you anything. Don’t get me wrong. And I’ll…did we try? But…and believe me…no one cuts deals better than me. If you read my book you’d…everyone knows, frankly, it’s a witch hunt. FAKE NEWS! We talked about…and let me tell you it was not easy…Donnie said they had stuff…it was a waste of…we talked about adoptions. Babies. Little people. No big deal. NO COLLUSION! But I never…was I there? I mean I could be. Maybe I was. You tell me

Mueller Question #2: Mr. President: Were you aware that, prior to the election, WikiLeaks…



Andy Ostroy

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