Considering the litany of ridiculous, awful and completely fictitious comments Donald Trump has made throughout his life, especially since launching his political career in 2015, it’s rather difficult for him to say anything new that leaves me legitimately stunned by its absurdity.
Though it did happen on Wednesday when I saw a tweet he sent out during his usual morning Twitter tantrum:
Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
There’s so much stupid here it’s really difficult to even know where to begin.
For starters, the relationship between the U.S. and Russia has been poor for years. Especially since the rise of Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent who wants to return Russia to the glory days of the Soviet Union.
Putin ordered the invasion of Georgia in 2008, Crimea in 2014, is close allies with Iran, and has worked closely with Syria for years.
Going further, Russia has done just about everything it can to cause chaos in Europe, often targeting our allies, hoping to weaken the EU since Putin knows doing so will help further Russia’s interests.
Then, of course, there’s that whole Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election where they blatantly undermined our democracy. The same cyber attack that’s at the heart of the on-going investigation being led by Robert Mueller and the FBI.
In other words, Trump’s essentially saying the “bad blood” we’re currently seeing between the United States and Russia isn’t because they attacked us during the 2016 election, or the result of everything Putin and Russia has done over the years (such as killing journalists or trying to weaken our allies) — it’s because of the on-going investigations into their attack against our democracy.
As I’ve said more times than I can remember, you can’t make this stuff up.
Now, on to the asinine claim that the FBI’s investigation is “corrupt” being led by “Democrat loyalists.”
- Robert Mueller is a Republican who was appointed to head of the FBI in 2001 by Republican George W. Bush.
- Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller as special counselor, is a Republican appointed to deputy attorney general by Trump.
- James Comey, who was fired by Trump as head of the FBI, is a Republican.
- Christopher Wray, current director of the FBI, is a Republican appointed by Trump.
- The Department of Justice is led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Republican appointed by Trump and one of his first and most loyal supporters.
- Congress is controlled by Republican majorities in both the House and Senate.
It almost sounds like a riddle: How many Republicans need to be in charge of an investigation before Trump and his supporters no longer claim it’s a “witch hunt led by Democrat loyalists”?
That’s obviously a rhetorical question considering that anything Trump deems as negative against him — no matter how credible or true — is always some sort of a “witch hunt” against him.
While it hasn’t been proven yet, everything about Trump’s behavior tells me that he’s a criminal who’s becoming increasingly more unhinged and desperate as investigators inch closer and closer toward finding out the truth about him. The closer the investigation gets to Trump, the more erratic he’s going to become until, finally, he takes steps to weaken Mueller’s investigative capabilities — or fires him altogether.
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