Veteran public defender: Trump is exhibiting all of the ’12 most common signs of a guilty person’

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Donald Trump has been going on tirades against the American media, the U.S. intelligence community, and a host of other institutions for allegedly undermining his presidency.

Seth Abramson, an English professor at the University of New Hampshire who also worked for years as a public defender in the state of New Hampshire, has written a tweet storm noting that Trump’s lashing out at perceived conspiracies against him are some of the classic behaviors that a guilty person engages in when caught.

Seth Abramson was a criminal attorney for many years.

Abramson: “Ask any criminal attorney: the president is engaging in all the behaviors a guilty person would.”

Among other things, Trump is alleging that there is a conspiracy against him, is deflecting scrutiny of his actions by raising “issues irrelevant to the case,” is using anger and self-righteousness to avoid discussing the facts of the case, and is making himself difficult to access for further questioning.

 “These are the 12 most common signs of a guilty person. “

#1 Allege a conspiracy against you.

#2 Raise issues irrelevant to the case to distract attention.

#3 Avoid speaking of the facts closest in time/space to the crime alleged.

#4 Cite the support of people unassociated with the allegations to boost credibility…

#5 Make oneself difficult to access for further questioning.

#6 Displacing blame onto others.

#7 Using anger/self-righteousness to distract from the allegations.

#8 Complain about law enforcement.

#9 Allege the crime was impossible/improbable.

#10 Misstate facts of the case while (paradoxically) claiming innocence and having nothing to hide.

#11 Manipulate surrogates (particularly witnesses) to make the case harder to investigate/prosecute and to sow confusion.

#12 Deny relationships (even provably extant ones) that would make commission of the crime more likely.

Trump exhibits all of them.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/veteran-public-defender-trump-is-exhibiting-all-of-the-12-most-common-signs-of-a-guilty-person/

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5 thoughts on “Veteran public defender: Trump is exhibiting all of the ’12 most common signs of a guilty person’

  1. Also the Police Chief of Eureka is brought to mind

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  2. Sounds like he’s learning to be a politician.

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  3. Talk about the king of spin, He is deflecting the media to get his missteps off the front page. Thank goodness most of us read and listen to REAL news.

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