When Trump gets nervous, the tweets, insults, and insanity heats up. Saturday has been no exception as Trump ranted and railed on Twitter about his firing of former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Perhaps inadvertently, Trump revealed what the true motivation behind the decision to fire McCabe really was, and it’s no different from the reason he fired former FBI Director James Comey.
Of course the firing was the result of McCabe’s knowledge of and testimony regarding the investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russian government operatives. Just like James Comey, Trump originally tried to say that their dismissals were due to their handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Just like Comey, Trump has now pivoted to the real reason: the investigation into him, Russia, and Trump’s obstruction of justice.
Trump can continue blaming the firing of McCabe on false premises of donations to his wife’s failed campaign for a state senate seat in 2015 (none of the donations came from Clinton nor former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe), and on alleged illegal leaks and actions by McCabe (who had permission from Trump’s appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray to speak to reporters). The real reason for his firing, according to McCabe, is quite different.
‘I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey. The release of this report was accelerated only after my testimony to the House Intelligence Committee revealed that I would corroborate former Director Comey’s accounts of his discussions with the President.’
Twitter agreed, and let the president know it. See some of their best comments below:
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