On August 31, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that President Trump's legal counsel had been communicating with Mueller's legal team through personal meetings and memos. Trump's lawyers attempted to make the argument in those memos that President Trump was in his right to fire FBI director James Comey, therefore, he should not be investigated for obstruction of justice.

This engagement further contradicts what Trump's attorney's -- specifically Jay Sekulow -- had frequently denied that the President was under investigation.

Over the last couple of months since it was reported that Trump was in fact under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, Jay Sekulow went on the defense during interviews on news programs talking about special prosecutor Robert Mueller, denying that the President was under investigation at all

Trump surrogates create opposition against Mueller and Comey

After Comey was fired in May, the Deputy Attorney General for the Justice Department, Rod Rosenstein named Robert Mueller as the special prosecutor to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign team and Russian officials. On the same day that Rosenstein announced his decision, Donald Trump jumped right into action and "lawyered up".

Over the coming weeks and up to the days following James Comey's post-bureau hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the White House counsel had been discussing staging attacks against the special prosecutor, to ruin his reputation in the arena of public opinion as well as that of James Comey. One argument that they seemed to have settled for -- largely promoted by Trump supporter Newt Gingrich -- was to soil Comey's reputation, especially after the hearing by saying that he had leaked information and was too unreliable a source to make a case for obstruction of justice against President Trump.

Even White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has suggested during press briefings that the Justice Department look into investigating the former FBI official. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was on Hardball with Chris Matthews on Monday night where he suggested that Sanders could also be obstructing justice from the podium, to impugn a witness; Comey being that witness.

Incriminating case of intent

Trump's legal team has pushed this view against Robert Mueller since June, despite the fact that the team has a weak case against Comey. They've also gone as far as to create the view that Comey had "leaked" information by telling reporters that he had been keeping memos about his meetings with President Trump.

Even as new criticism against Comey continues to try and gain some footing, the President's contradictions in statements he's made for his firing of Comey stand out amid public scrutiny. More recently, more contradictions were reported over a multi-paged letter which showed the President's original reasons for wanting to fire the FBI director. All of this presenting the source of the problem which is Donald Trump himself.

Weakened defense

The President's own counsel has no chance of success against Robert Mueller's prosecutors who have already convened the most formidable power in the United States, a grand jury. The President has also already weakened his defense against prosecution by undermining his own counsel, his advisers and even the American people through blatant lies and hostile attacks.

His executive orders have also been trial balloons for his agenda, to see what he could get away with as well as his pardon for Joe Arpaio which is nothing more than the use of brute force in contempt for the rule of law. There is no master plan behind his approach and it's only a matter of time before Mueller's investigation makes a decision which will cause his legal team and his presidency to fail.

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