Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, had a bad day yesterday. New York Magazine published highlights from Michael Wolff’s soon to be published book, Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House [Amazon] here and Trump’s reaction to the revelations contained therein, specifically those attributed to Steve Bannon here.
On a related note, Paul Manafort’s attorneys argued in a complaint filed yesterday that the DOJ order establishing Mueller’s investigation is overly broad and not permitted under Justice Department regulations. The 17-page complaint argues that the Russia special counsel exceeded authority DOJ gave him in May to investigate any links or coordination between the Russian government and the Trump campaign — and that DOJ granted Mueller too much power in the first place by giving him the green light to go after “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.” Here’s the complaint.
What might be the worst day in Trump’s political life? Perhaps election night if you believe Michael Wolff’s account of the evening. — Joe