Donald got his early training from Roy Cohn ^. From him, Trump learned how, when he was in trouble, to change the subject by acting outrageously, to never apologize and always stay on the offense. Later, Cohn became a consigliere to New York’s mafia families, some of whom also had ties to Trump, even as he ranted about law and order.
During his time as a real estate developer/con artist who left a trail of broken contracts, under payments, non payments and too much more to enumerate Donald maintained a stable of dozens of lawyers who, effectively, saw to it that Donald was above the law. Donald's attack lawyer brigade would sue, sue, delay and sue again to assure that their paymaster never had to answer to the law.
Donald's most recent cover up appears to involve a whistleblower’s complaint that included a private conversation between the US president and a foreign leader. Some of the allegations appear to center on Ukraine. Trump spoke with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, on 25 July, about two weeks before the complaint was filed. Washington is rife with speculation that the US president may have been pressuring Zelensky to provide damaging information about former vice-president Joe Biden, his potential opponent in the 2020 election.
Trump offered a characteristically pugnacious defense against what he called a “partisan” whistleblower. He told reporters in the Oval Office that it was “a ridiculous story” and “just another political hack job” and that his conversations with foreign leaders were “totally appropriate”.
Asked about whether he discussed Biden, Trump insisted: “It doesn’t matter what I discussed.” (Trump speak for "yes" ) But he added “someone ought to look into” the Democrat, who is currently leading opinion polls against rivals for the party’s nomination in 2020.
But during a three-hour closed-door briefing on Thursday, the I.G. of the intelligence community Michael Atkinson told the House intelligence committee that the acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, a Trump appointee, barred him from providing details of the complaint to Congress.
The law is “very clear” that the whistle-blower complaint must be handed over to Congress, said Senator Angus King of Maine, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.
“The inspector general determines what level of concern it is,” Mr. King, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in an interview. “Once the determination is made,” he added, the director of national intelligence “has a ministerial responsibility to share that with Congress — it is not discretionary.”
Here we go again kids. It may be time to invade Iran.