It’s not exactly a secret that Donald Trump’s not the most intelligent of human beings. When you combine his lack of intelligence with a massive ego, emotional instability, and almost no impulse control, you get someone who’s stupid enough to screw themselves over by basically admitting that they’re guilty of obstructing justice — which is what Trump did Saturday morning when he sent out the following tweet:
I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017
For starters, technically Flynn “resigned”— Trump didn’t “fire him.”
Furthermore, Trump had been told weeks prior to Flynn’s resignation about the investigation into his conduct, but didn’t do anything about it until the media he frequently calls “fake news” continued exposing facts about this “president’s” top national security advisor that ultimately forced him to resign.
Though what we learned on Friday following Flynn’s deal with the FBI is that he was instructed to make these calls by senior-level members of Trump’s transition staff, with reports indicating that Jared Kushner was one of the individuals who gave that approval. That makes it a little ridiculous for Trump to keep implying that they knew nothing about these calls until weeks later when Flynn just admitted that he was acting on orders from the “president’s” own family — and I’m confident that they most likely weren’t giving these instructions without approval from him, first.
That said, this tweet from Trump is contradictory.
If Flynn didn’t do anything wrong, then why is Trump claiming he fired him? Furthermore, why would Flynn have lied to begin with if he wasn’t doing anything wrong? That doesn’t make any sense.
I’d also like to point out that Trump’s not disputing Flynn was told to make these calls. In fact, if you look at the tweet, seeing as he made sure to mention that he felt they were legal, that only seems to support the claim by Flynn that he was told to make them by officials on Trump’s transition team.
Based on Trump’s own words in this tweet, the reason he fired Flynn is because he knew he lied to the FBI, which is illegal. So when he tried to get then FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation into his former national security advisor earlier this year — he was trying to use his power to interfere in a criminal investigation.
In other words, in this one tweet, Trump all but confirmed that he’s guilty of obstructing justice.
Then there’s that “little issue” that when Trump fired Comey, he admitted that part of the reason why was the on-going FBI investigation into his campaign which has now resulted in four individuals being charged with crimes — including his former campaign manager and top national security advisor.
Trump is an absolute moron.
The sad part is, he’s too stupid to realize he essentially just admitted that he’s guilty of obstructing justice. In one simple tweet where he tried to distance himself from Flynn, while also trying to make himself look “strong,” Donald Trump all but confirmed that he’s guilty of a crime that could very well lead to his impeachment.