When I was young, I used to watch the show Cops. 

A behavior commonly exhibited by the crooks on that show was, when they were afraid of what would happen to them when the police finally caught up with them, they talked nonsense; lots and lots of nonsense.

I had a flashback to Cops when I listened to Donald Trump’s nonsense during his most recent interview with the New York Times.

Once again, he talked openly of undermining the investigation of Robert S. Mueller, and he added that he would never would have nominated Jeff Sessions if he knew he was going to recuse himself from the investigation.

Now comes news that Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon himself in connection with Mueller’s probe.

Nonsense. Lots of nonsense.

Six months in, and Donal Trump is running scared.

This is not normal.

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