Donald Trump must really be feeling the heat from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election and the Trump campaign’s alleged conspiracy with them. Now, the man sitting in the Oval Office has ramped up his Twitter world accusations from “high” to “boiling over.”
The degree to which Trump deflects has been in direct proportion to the degree he fears a Mueller indictment of himself and his family. His latest tweet managed to hit the trifecta: President Barack Obama, former FBI director James Comey, and Mueller’s legal team:
‘The Obama Administration is now accused of trying to give Iran secret access to the financial system of the United States. This is totally illegal. Perhaps we could get the 13 Angry Democrats to divert some of their energy to this “matter” (as Comey would call it). Investigate!’
What was our divider-in-chief talking about? It seems that part of of the Iran nuclear agreement included releasing “long-frozen overseas” money.
Iran wanted to take the money resting in an Omani bank (a country between Yemen and the United Arab Emirates) and convert it to U.S. money, then to euros. The problem was that top U.S. officials guaranteed Congress it would not let Iran access our banks.
President Obama’s people tried to solve the problem in this way, PBS reported:
‘The Obama administration secretly issued a license to let Iran sidestep U.S. sanctions for the brief moment required to convert the funds through an American bank, an investigation by Senate Republicans released Wednesday showed. The plan failed when two U.S. banks refused to participate.’
Obama’s White House National Security Council spokesperson, Ned Price told PBS:
‘They continue to malign the deal in an effort to justify President Trump’s unjustifiable decision (to withdraw from the Iran nuclear treat).’
Twitter world had plenty to say about Trump’s attempt to deflect from his own alleged crimes. Check out some more of our favorites below:
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