Is Donald Trump really dumb enough to intimidate a witness?

Is Donald Trump really dumb enough to intimidate a witness?

“After our last hearing, President Trump tried to call a witness in our investigation — a witness you have not yet seen in these hearings. That person declined to answer or respond to President Trump’s call and instead alerted their lawyer to the call. Their lawyer alerted us, and this committee has supplied that information to the Department of Justice. Let me say one more time, we will take any effort to influence witness testimony very seriously.”~Liz Cheney

It was June 26 when Cassidy Hutchinson testified for the second time before the committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021. The reason she was told her story in public is that earlier in the month, she was contacted by someone on the behalf of Donald Trump. These were some of the words used in that call:

 “A person let me know you have your deposition tomorrow. He wants me to let you know he’s thinking about you. He knows you’re loyal. And you’re going to do the right thing when you go in for your deposition.”

Not all that subtle. Those words led to more threats against her. Hutchinson and her family now have 24/7 security.

After Hutchinson’s testimony, Liz Cheney closed the session by stating that the committee wasn’t going to take any threats against their witnesses quietly. The next time there will be consequences. And yet it took less than two weeks for it to happen again.

This time Trump didn’t use one of his flunkies to do his dirty work. He made the call himself. Even after being warned, Trump made the decision to call one of the J6 committee’s upcoming witnesses. We don’t know what was said, but apparently, it was enough for that person to call a lawyer and get in touch with Cheney. It wasn’t long after this that Cheney referred the incident as a criminal complaint to the Justice Department.

That leads to the question in the above headline. How dumb is Donald Trump to do this? Did he really not believe Liz? Does he really think he could still shoot someone on 5th Avenue without being arrested? Does he believe he’s actually Teflon Don? Is he really dumb enough to do this knowing that witness tampering comes with a twenty-year federal prison sentence?

One more thing…..how dumb is Trump to not have figured out that phone calls are not his friend? Remember that “perfect” call to Ukraine that led to impeachment number one? STRIKE ONE! Remember that call to the Georgia Secretary of State hoping to find twelve thousand votes that led to a grand jury investigation? STRIKE TWO! And now this one that has been referred to Merrick Garland. STRIKE THREE…YOU’RE OUT!!

At least he went down swinging.

Related Post: What will it take to get Donald Trump arrested?

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