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Schrödinger’s Lawyer

From New York Magazine, by Eric Levitz:

“So: Michael Cohen was simultaneously Trump’s trusted attorney, whose scrupulous commitment to abiding by the law the president had no reason to doubt — and, also, a pseudo-attorney whose primary responsibility was protecting Trump’s public image (i.e., the kind of person who might arrange a legally dubious payment to an adult-film actress to protect the GOP nominee’s public image in autumn 2016). The classic “Schrödinger’s lawyer” defense.

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Schrödinger’s Trump

From Wonkette:

The entire interview was like this, kiddos. Questions from Maddow, and answers from Conway that were often essentially, “No. Yes. YesNo. Also NoYes. How is this not clear?” How does Trump feel about his policy on banning Muslims, which originally involved deporting even American citizen Muslims, and banning all Muslim immigrants, but then “softened” into saying ban people from countries with a “history of exporting terrorism”? Has the policy changed? Say words, Kellyanne Conway!

MADDOW: a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. It was very clear. Is that now no longer operable as the statement of the Trump campaign? Should we see this new statement about countries with a history of exporting terrorism, should we see that supplanting that earlier statement?

CONWAY: Well, I don’t think it supplants it at all.

MADDOW: So they both exist?

CONWAY: I think that — well, yes they do, because I think it clarifies it.

Well that just makes all the sense in the world.