There is only one thing that Donald Trump is more fixated on than his stupid border wall idea and that’s discrediting anyone who points out his many shortcomings. With the upcoming release of A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by former FBI Director James Comey, which is set to hit bookshelves on Tuesday, Trump is ramping up his attacks on Comey and the FBI.
With help from his friends at the RNC and Fox News, Trump is ready to tear Comey down and work to convince the public that the man who witnessed the president’s alleged obstruction of justice is a liar, a partisan hack, and even a criminal. The GOP even launched a website named “Lyin’ Comey” (one of Trump’s many nicknames for the man who refused to roll over while the new president broke laws and protocol), and pointed out numerous times the criticism by Democrats after Comey publicly announced the further investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state just days before the 2016 presidential election.
“To make their case, Republicans are turning to Democrats, using their vocal criticism of Comey to remind Americans, there’s plenty for all sides to dislike about the nation’s former top law enforcement official.” pic.twitter.com/NJ6hIws5zS
— GOP (@GOP) April 13, 2018
However, the GOP fails to acknowledge their own turnaround on James Comey, especially that of their state-run media organization, Fox News.
— Avatar🏳️🌈🇵🇷 (@lt4agreements) April 13, 2018
While it’s true that many Democrats were upset by the effect Comey’s announcement had on the 2016 presidential election, it is also true that many of them feel those questions have been answered. What Democrats didn’t do was falsely accuse Comey of committing crimes or try to convince their base that everyone critical of a left-wing candidate is involved in some “deep state” conspiracy ring in coordination across federal agencies and the White House.
The “leaks” to which the GOP and their president refers are around the memo Comey gave to a trusted friend to release to the media following his firing. That memo detailed a “loyalty dinner” he had with newly-inaugurated President Trump, who demanded personal loyalty from the FBI director.
To be clear, nothing in that memo was classified; therefore, there were no illegal leaks involved. Trump, the GOP, and Fox News will never acknowledge that, though.
Twitter had a strong reaction to Trump’s morning tweets. See some of their responses below:
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