It's been quite a week for President Donald J. Trump. He lit his first White House Christmas tree, his tax plan made progress and his former Secretary of Defense, Michael Flynn, flipped on him and brought us all a step closer to Russian collusion in the 2016 election.
Trump is so attached to his Twitter it's more than another appendage. It's his lifeline. And he tweets at the drop of a hat, or bomb, proudly.
So it was peculiar when recently his lawyer, John Dowd admitted to sending tweets under the Trump facade.
Or so he says!!
President Donald Trump's lawyer took personal responsibility for a tweet that was sent by the Trump handle, in which the president claimed that he knew his former security adviser, Michael Flynn, had lied to the FBI before he dismissed Flynn.
The tweet caused insanity on a National level in because it suggests Trump knew Flynn had committed a felony — lying to the FBI — when he instructed James Comey to go easy on Flynn the day after the firing.
I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn. Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2017
Trump claims her never made such a post, and his lawyer backs him by admitting he did. In Trump's name.
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One particular Twitter user took the opportunity to shine light on the unlikeliness of the idea that anyone could confiscate the President's Twitter from him .
The excuse that "my lawyer did it," isn't going to fly!
As a lawyer, I can confirm that I frequently compose tweets confessing to crimes and send them from my clients’ twitter accounts. It’s the first thing you learn at law school.— The Secret Barrister (@BarristerSecret) December 3, 2017
The dog ate my homework! My lawyer did it! No matter who authored the post Twitter let them have it.
Quite. It would be wholly unfair to use things that people said and did against them.— The Secret Barrister (@BarristerSecret) December 3, 2017
I wonder how this impacts on legal privilege in the US if actually put forward officially. And conflict of interest.— Rowena Kay (@rowena_kay) December 3, 2017
Ask your favourite client to shoot the other one. Problem solved.— copernicus (@1n5pades) December 3, 2017
I don't think it makes ANY difference if it was trump, or his attorney!!! I think Mueller's GOT HIM!!!!— Sharon Laessig (@StalkedNoMore) December 3, 2017
😀😄 how did he even *allegedly* get the phone away from Trump to send the tweet?— Resistance Patronus 🐝 (@ExpectoResister) December 3, 2017
John Dowd has been writing my twitter statements for most of the last year. Very few of the things I've tweeted are actually from me.— Donald J. Trump (@reelDonldTrump) December 3, 2017