President Donald Trump apparently doesn’t have an inkling that he is “Individual-1” implicated in suspected crimes linked to Russia and payoffs to women in court documents filed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller. If he did, Trump wouldn’t have crowed that he has been “totally” cleared by the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election that favored him.
And so a furiously popular hashtag has been launched by agog tweeters: #Individual1.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) tried to break the bad news to Trump on Twitter — gently.
Dear @realDonaldTrump: I think you might not know that the person prosecutors identify as Individual-1, who committed multiple felonies, is you. You may want to read the court filings today. https://t.co/w7gn0kazzw
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 7, 2018
Others — including heavy-hitters like Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe and former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara — were snarkier, or downright scathing.
YOU'RE IN BIG TROUBLE INDIVIDUAL 1 pic.twitter.com/6nkDJM4ZZI
— Julie Lynn (@bellafortunate) December 7, 2018
WOW: The Dec 7 filing in SDNY on Michael Cohen’s sentencing charges that President Trump (aka “Individual 1”) directed a criminal conspiracy with his attorney Cohen to violate the federal election laws in order to increase his odds of winning the presidency by deceiving voters.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) December 7, 2018
Inspiring reminder: In America anyone can grow up and become Individual-1
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) December 8, 2018
Did you read it? Spoiler: You're #Individual1
— Eileen (@monalee777) December 7, 2018
— Your King Mob (@YourKingMob) December 7, 2018
"Who is Individual-1?" is the mystery we all want to solve. I was able to narrow the possibilities, based on the charging document for Michael Cohen! It's someone who "had become the President of the United States" by January 2017. You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/ULOqHLUvQH
— Sean Hecht (@seanhecht) December 8, 2018
— Rob Williger (@robertwilliger) December 7, 2018
Omg he doesn’t know he’s Individual 1 https://t.co/twrYzh4p9S
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) December 8, 2018
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) December 7, 2018
— ALT- Immigration ? (@ALT_uscis) December 8, 2018
— Dawn (@restngfacecrime) December 8, 2018
These sentencing memos detail Russian collusion and campaign finance violations. Filings also reveal massive conspiracy between Trump and Cohen to mislead the public. There is an unindicted co-conspirator occupying the Oval Office. #Individual1 https://t.co/psY8ZkTPrA
— Andrew Janz (@JanzAndrew) December 8, 2018
Individual 1 is also dumber than a sack of hammers https://t.co/sJwjdgrmQm
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 7, 2018
An official statement from individual 1, who prosecutors now say participated in multiple felonies: https://t.co/EEDdP1PMAb
— Rep. Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) December 7, 2018
— Paul and Storm (@paulandstorm) December 8, 2018
According to experts , the legal term for Donald Trump is fucked.#Individual1
— St Peter (@stpeteyontweety) December 7, 2018
— Rum Ham (@drewgatlin) November 29, 2018
Individual One is in deep number two. #Individual1
— Jeff in the USA ?? (@JeffFromNH) November 30, 2018
— Fohtohgirl (@fohtohgirl) November 30, 2018
Is "panic tweeting" a thing? (Asking for a friend…)