It's not like the Mango Mussolini to go mute when something, anything threatens to impugn his reputation. He's always ready to denounce people as liars or unflattering stories as "fake news."
Why hasn't Trump even dismissed the Cambridge Analytica scandal as a "hoax"? That's one of his all-time favourites.
What's holding him back?
There must be some answer and it's probably a good one. He must be terrified of making an already bad situation worse with his vile nature and loose tongue.
Don Jr., he's clammed up. Bannon may be hunkering down in Europe, Hungary perhaps? Manafort, he's got enough problems. Lewandowski, mute. Kushner, ditto.
Then there's this from Politico.eu:
But the effort to tamp down the Cambridge Analytica scandal will likely become increasingly difficult as lawmakers seize on the revelations.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday cited the scandal as he freshly accused Republicans on the panel for prematurely wrapping up its investigation into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia-driven election meddling.
“Glad to see Cambridge Analytica whistleblower is willing to testify,” Schiff tweeted, referencing news that former Cambridge employee Christopher Wylie was willing to speak with the panel’s Democrats.
“Recent revelations about Erik Prince, Roger Stone and Cambridge Analytica illustrate how GOP decision to shut down their investigation abdicated their oversight responsibilities to country. But our work goes on.”
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she’d like Nix to testify and answer questions about potential Russia connections, which could lead to a public airing of close ties between the Trump campaign and Cambridge Analytica.
The White House did not respond to repeated requests for comment.