Trump Lawyer: Trump Has Sent Private Messages Of Appreciation To Special Counsel Robert Mueller

USA Today reports:

President Trump has publicly called the widening federal investigation into Russia’s election meddling a “witch hunt.” But through his lawyer, Trump has sent private messages of “appreciation” to special counsel Robert Mueller.

“He appreciates what Bob Mueller is doing,” Trump’s chief counsel John Dowd told USA TODAY in an interview Tuesday. “He asked me to share that with him and that’s what I’ve done.'” Trump’s legal team has been in contact with Mueller’s office, and Dowd says he has passed along the president’s messages expressing “appreciation and greetings’’ to the special counsel.

“The president has sent messages back and forth,’’ Dowd said, declining to elaborate further. Trump has come under fire for his prior contacts with former FBI Director James Comey, whom he abruptly fired in May because of his handling of the Russia matter.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Uh-oh. When Trump starts telling you how good a job you’re doing, you’re about to get sacked.

    • David Walker

      Heckuva job, Brownie.

  • Rex

    Don’t fall for it Bob, it’s a trick.

  • shellback

    Mr. Mueller, it’s a trap. I hope you’ve distributed your findings to a lot of people.

  • Gil

    won’t work….

  • Onement1
  • bkmn

    Don’t touch the ‘ink’ Director Mueller.

  • Truer explanation: Unable to get what he wants through bluster and threats, Trump privately begs Mueller not to investigate or indict him.

    It’s a page right out of the pathological narcissist’s playbook.

    • My first thought–“Wonder what bribes Trump is trying to use, and how soon that’s revealed, how quickly the blonde creature will be on Fox explaining the bribes were ‘just a joke–because you know–he’s Trump.'”

      • TampaDink

        The bribes won’t be excused as “a joke”….his spokes witch will claim (again) “he was being sarcastic”.

        • (((GC)))

          Let’s remember that 45* and his spokespeople have a long history of gaslighting — not just lying, but claiming “I didn’t really say that” or “I didn’t really mean that”, trying to get us to deny our own memories, trying to discredit records of his own statements and actions, trying to discredit anyone who calls out his lies.

          “How do we deal with the Gas-lighter In Chief?”

          • TampaDink

            This is so true….I hope that there are enough of us relatively responsible adults that his destructive reign of horror will be put to a halt before it is too late for the entire planet.

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      • gothambear

        This is how the man-child thinks – well you can’t do anything bad to me since I’ve been so nice to you! 3rd grade logic. He was outraged and I think genuinely wounded that Megyn Kelly went after him the first debate “after all the nice emails I sent you telling you what a good job you did”. That is how the pea brain works.

    • Marty Pavelka

      My thoughts, exactly.

    • -M-

      Flatter. Bribe. Whine. Deny. Beg. Threaten. Repeat.

    • 2patricius2

      Tightening the noose around his own neck.

    • DonnaLee

      Are flowers next?

      • David Walker

        Din din at 45’s DC Ptomaine Ptavern.

      • Stubenville

        No, but a nice muffin basket might be appreciated.


    • Nic Peterson

      A geopolitical version of ‘I’ll be your best friend’. Pathetic.

  • paganguy

    Just don’t eat or drink any accompanying foodstuffs.

    • Gustav2

      And don’t go to the Whitie House for tea…

  • The_Wretched

    Hrm…shortly after Trump tries the ‘let’s be friends’ line. He cans people. Why? To Trump, being his friend means doing him 1-sided favors. Mueller is not going to do that. That’ll make Trump grumpy. Trump fires people who make him grumpy.

    “It’s not my fault I had to fire him. See, I reached out and everything.”

    • matrem

      He’ll have to fire at least two people before Mueller first.

  • Treant

    “Please find enclosed a dozen of my best chocolate chip cookies…”

    You in danger, girl.

    Edit: Beaten by paganguy. 🙂

    I’m sure at least one message read, “Nice face. Be a pity if my friend Guido happened to it.”

  • Cackalaquiano
  • Ninja0980

    Don’t take the bait Mueller.

  • TampaDink

    “The president has sent messages back and forth,’’ Dowd said.

    How does he do that? I understand how he could send messages via his lawyers to Mueller but how does he send messages back from Mueller?

    • Treant

      It’s like, return reply requested. Which generates from…er, that is…

      Shut up, that’s what that is. Fucking hillbot.

      • TampaDink

        He’s having his lawyers send Mueller the equivalent of spam, return receipt requested.

    • Lakeview Bob

      I commented above. My thoughts exactly.

    • arewemenoramidevo

      [ ] no [ ] srsly, no [ ] ice cream

      • TampaDink

        Did you get that directly from his twitter feed or from his legal team?

        • arewemenoramidevo

          I am not willing to reveal my sources, so as to protect their anonymity.

          • TampaDink

            I understand….everyone is very understanding, only because he isn’t Hillary.

    • Stubenville

      Cheetolini sends a message, the server bounces it back “undeliverable.” Easy, peasy.

      • TampaDink

        Easy, peasy….but maybe that is because Mueller & his team use a……
        PRIVATE server!

  • Princess Lardass

    OT but funny as hell.

    Kremlin is “personally mocking” Trump.

    • Treant

      Step 3 of destabilization. Step 4 will be to burn their asset and start releasing intel.

      • The_Wretched

        Release the PEE PEE tapes!

        • I want the world to see the “other sexual perversions and depravities” recordings mentioned in the Steele dossier. Also all the money laundering dirt.

          • The_Wretched

            Yes, those would be good too. Given the mysteriously disappearing plaintiff young teen-ish girls, we have some idea what they might contain.

          • Snarkaholic

            Especially if the depravities include footage of him chasing Ivanka around the room.

  • TK
    • Tuesday is the new Friday. With nukes.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Talisman

      He just released his final album, “Adios”, a few months ago. It’s pretty good.

    • TampaDink

      Sorry to hear this….but at the same time, I suspect that death is somewhat of a relief to family & friends of advanced Alzheimer’s patients.

    • olandp

      Is it me, or does he not know how to ride?

  • MrFitzroyOBE

    Somehow, one gets the sense that these messages trump is sending Mueller are probably more like his begging/pleading phone calls with Mexico and Australia, than general chit chat happy talk–“what color tie are you wearing in front of the grand jury today?” type messages.

  • The_Wretched

    Unless the holder of the office of the presidency is responding to a request for documents or interview or similar production; it’s simply not appropriate for him to send any kind of communication to the investigation on his own.

    • Gustav2

      Mueller & Co have been requesting White House documents on Flynn and from the campaign so Trump’s lawyers are involved. These are just BS pleasantries between lawyers.

      • There’s also a greater than zero percent chance this is Trump’s lawyers trying to undo or at least reduce the damage he’s been doing in interfering with the case. As in, “See Your Honor? It wasn’t ALL obstruction!”

        • Gustav2

          “We cooperated in the nicest way!”

      • The_Wretched

        That’s very likely true. It’s hard to know what Donny is talking about without seeing the actual subject of the communications. They could also be entirely fictitious.

        • Gustav2

          And Trump’s lawyers may be blowing smoke up his dressing gown as he roams around the White House at night.

          • TampaDink

            They’re doing that in efforts to eliminate the colonies of pubic lice.

          • SoCalGal20

            That’s my guess.

    • CPT_Doom

      This also demonstrates the absolute abysmal legal counsel he’s been able to attract, because they shouldn’t be even passing along these communications.

  • JWC

    Draw closer my friend, closer , so taht I may plunge this dagger deep into your ribs

    • Hue-Man

      Back more like.

      • JWC

        I was making an allowance for his tiny hands

  • boobert

    Can we please draft the kids of all the warmongers on fox fb page first !

  • thom

    Lol. Yeah, right

  • JaniceInToronto

    Is that even legal? Sounds kinda fishy to me.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Knowing him he has an expired BOGO free Big Mac coupon to temp him with.

  • thom

    Way OT ::/ but, my God. Chelsea Manning is insufferable on twitter. She has some amazing clapbacks and handles anti-trans trolls with grace. But her politics are both cringeworthy and eyeopening to how we got here

    • jimbo65

      Is she a 45 supporter? Please God no.

      • thom

        No. But “both sides are the same”
        “Dems are corporate whores” kind of wingnut.

  • Harveyrabbit

    A) It’s a lie.

    B) It’s a blatant and childish attempt to curry favor
    and influence the outcome of his investigation.

    C) It doesn’t matter, tRump’s just a fucking idiot and a criminal who will
    soon be languishing behind bars or be a roommate with
    Edward Snowdon and/or Steven Seagal in the suburbs of

  • Snarkaholic

    The letter probably included a 10% off discount card, good at any Chump property gift shop.

  • Talisman

    The dumpster’s right brain doesn’t know what his left brain is doing.

    • Adam King

      No part of his brain knows what any other part of his brain is doing, nor does it care.

      • (((GC)))

        He has a brain?

        • Talisman

          Something has to regulate his autonomic functions…crying, urinating, tweating….

  • Michael R

    He guilty .

  • Adam King

    Well that’s inappropriate as fuck.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Breaking: Trump’s letter of appreciation leaked!
    Dumpf (to Mueller): I’d appreciate it if you would stop this witch hunt now and demonstrate a little loyalty to the president of the United States. And I hope you appreciate that looking at my taxes will definitely cross a red line.

    • Treant

      Rumor has it that Mueller already has Trump’s taxes…which is when Bat Shit Crazy escalated to Poo Flingin’ Nutzoid.

  • AtticusP

    If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.

    Bullying didn’t work. Brown-nosing won’t either.

    You’ll probably be moving out of that dump in Washington you’re living in part time sooner than you think, Mr. Trump.

  • Boreal

    Sorry shitstain, but Mueller isn’t one of your stooges looking for job security.

    • Harveyrabbit

      Gross. But I’ll use it too. Thanks!

  • FelineMama

    His “legal team” has passed these messages along?? OH PLEASE!! Why didn’t they come from Mr. Twitter thumbs himself? Such STUPID, IT BURNS!

    • Paula

      I, for one, am looking forward dying from incredibly horrible radiological induced cancers. The mutations will be great, too! I can’t wait to develop nine eyes and a webbed liver.
      Trump sucks!

      • Kirtland AFB is about 10mi from us as the irradiated crow flies.

        They store significant numbers of nuclear munitions there.

        It’s considered a prime 1st-strike target. And Albuquerque is well within NK’s ICBM range.

        • Paula

          What direction do you live from Kirkland? N S E W?

          • East.

          • Paula

            Ewwwwww. That’s the worst place to be. The fallout would move east. OTOH, the SDCs would shield you from direct blast. 😨😨😨

        • SoCalGal20

          I live next to Camp Pendleton and like 45 miles away from North Island, which is one of the major secondary stations for the Pacific Fleet so I don’t think I’ll have to worry about surviving the initial blast.

      • Talisman

        Who knows, some of us might even mutate into heterosexuals.

        • Paula

          O.K. Now you’re getting plain crazy. 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😀😀😀😀😀

        • Danieruw

          Perish the thought!

  • jm2

    until Mr. Mueller says, “I never heard anything from Trump.”

  • Thorn Spike

    I seriously doubt there’s been any “back and forth” except in Current Occupant’s mind.

    • Gustav2

      Mueller is sending little love notes requesting documents, etc. So there is that “back and forth.”

  • Tomcat

    When all options fail, kiss the ass of the prosecutor.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Whoever his sitter is, isn’t doing a very good job.

    • Talisman

      It must be raining wherever he’s “vacationing”, so he’s bored.

  • bambinoitaliano

    You mean like he had a nice talk with Comey when he first move into the White House?

  • -M-

    Schmooze and flatter all you want Dullard, it won’t change a thing.

  • Jim Maloney

    Complaining, complimenting…it’s all the same to him. When one doesn’t work, try the other. I get the sense Robert is no dummy though.

  • geoffalnutt

    Mueller? As far as Trump and his flunkies are concerned – Mueller’s not home.

  • Puckfair52

    trump lifts skirt!

  • Gustav2

    OT: Disney is starting its own streaming service and pulling all its movies from Netflix.

    • kevin vincent

      Wow damn that sucks

    • Talisman

      I am afraid this is the wave of the future – Individual studios are seeing that there’s money to made, and so the consumers are going to be nickeled and dimed to get any content.

      • Gustav2

        It will be return us to cable prices. What parent can’t have Disney?

    • SoCalGal20

      When will companies learn that people aren’t going to sign up for 20 different streaming services?

      • Talisman

        When people don’t sign up for them.

        I really want to see the new Star Trek series, but not enough to buy CBS’ streaming service.

  • Natty Enquirer
  • Dagoril

    How many $100 bills were included with the “messages of appreciation”?

  • kareemachan

    “And as a token of the Prez’s appreciation, he’d like you to have a lifetime membership to any and all trump businesses, especially the one in Baku – you’ll really like it!”

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    “How much does a rubber check weigh?” asking for a friend.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Seriously, how does anyone with even a single brain cell not see this for what it is?

  • He’s the very definition of a two-faced liar.

  • Clair
    • jerry

      “When you coming over for dinner?” (Actually, I’ve never really cared much for “Company”).

  • Mike__in_Houston

    Uh-oh. Mueller’s days in that job are numbered.

  • Jerry Kott

    The Trojan Horse is out of the Barn. It looks like he is trying get some hackles down that he created. Next thing, he will try to grease some palms

  • Vinnie NYC

    I’ve know kids who pull the same stunt trying to avoid a good licking from Pa

  • Henry Auvil

    If Robert Mueller was investigating my past, I’d be in panic mode. Dude does not fuck around.

  • Stubenville

    Cheetolini shouldn’t be having ANY conversations with the investigators. His lawyers must be tearing their hair out.

  • OdieDenCO

    donny says appreciation. translate app says bribe attempt.

    • We should just shorten it to “Don.” Isn’t that what you call the head of an organized crime family?

  • Gerry Fisher

    Just the average behavior of a con man who understands that you keep your friends close and your enemies closer. It’s much, much harder for SCPOTUS to manipulate him from a distance.

  • Westcoast88

    Trump will never understand the meaning of the word Inappropriate

  • JCF