There really wasn’t anymore evidence necessary to convince any sane person that Donald Trump is in no way fit to lead the country from the highest office in the land, but Trump decided to give us some on Friday afternoon.
There is but one piece of this tweet that Trump got right, and that is that the Inspector General did write a report that was released by the Department of Justice today alleging that former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who took over between the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the appointment of FBI Director Christopher Wray, had indeed “lacked candor” in statements he made about the authorization of statements to the press during the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Includes direct link to the report: https://t.co/leOcndoLh4 https://t.co/rE4NVwSlYG
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) April 13, 2018
That is where any accuracy, not to mention any sense, ends in Trump’s tweet.
The IG report did not in any way draw a conclusion that Andrew McCabe was being “controlled” by James Comey. In fact, the report cites Comey’s testimony about those statements to the press as evidence that McCabe was misleading. In other words, the report says that Comey confirmed McCabe’s lack of candor, he didn’t “control” or agree with him.
The report also did not, even one time, mention the Russian collusion investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The FBI is no longer overseeing that investigation. Mueller reports to deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the FBI is in no way involved. Despite the FBI raid on Trump’s personal attorney, which was approved by the current Trump-appointed director and ordered by a federal court in the southern district of New York, the FBI’s investigation ended when Mueller was appointed. This investigation in no way clears Trump of any wrongdoing in terms of collusion or obstruction of justice.
Twitter was not fooled by Trump’s tantrum. Read some of their comments below:
Featured image via Getty/NICHOLAS KAMM