But now, the arrogance has humiliated Roger Stone, Michael Cohen and Paul Mannorth.
All three men are charged or convicted or admitted as guilty of crimes and alleged crimes that in most cases are not directly related to their work for
But if they had not gone into the Trump's shark tank and if it were not a presidential candidate, they would not have drawn the attention of Special Adviser Robert Mueller and possibly other prosecutors to the cases that led to their collapse.
The White House line when some of the President's people are coming down is that none of this has anything to do with Trump. Technically, this is often true: so far none of the trio has been accused of plotting to talk with Russia, for example.
If their history has a common moral, it is the following: sooner or later, even the stubborn political and legal police officers who seem to fly unrestrained by normal rules can eventually fall into the law and see the crash of the famous life.
Only time, Muller, various other lawsuits and a wave of congressional inquiries will find out if Trump's If they learn the same hard truth or were smart enough to avoid the fate of their tainted agents.
His "rules" to Jeffrey Tobon, who is also CNN's chief legal analyst. "Attack, attack, attack ̵
1; never protects," he said. "Do not acknowledge anything, deny everything, start the counterattack." his hands over the head of the steps in the courtroom.
But on Thursday there was no assault, assault, assault. This Roger Stone could not be seen in a courtroom in Washington. He was disparaging and apologetic after being attracted to explain his post from Instagram.
Once Cohen said he would "take a bullet" for Trump.
Another contributor to Trump The Earth in the most humiliating fashion was Manavort.
Before being pressed by Muller, Mannorth was a lobbyist and personification of Washington's culminating cultures by exporting the dark arts he had learned as a government party to several obscene political heroes abroad.
He worked for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine, only in one of the contacts that attracted Müller's interest.