Like always, the president took this week to angrily tweeting in the face of new developments in the Russia scandal. The latest development to attract his ire is that of the Monday release in The New York Times of questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants him to be asked in a sit down with the special counsel’s team.
In his attempt to undercut the significance of the questions yet again, the president didn’t even characterize the questions correctly. You’ve got to wonder if he even read them.
Early Tuesday, he wrote:
‘So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were “leaked” to the media. No questions on Collusion. Oh, I see…you have a made up, phony crime, Collusion, that never existed, and an investigation begun with illegally leaked classified information. Nice!’
In fact, one of the questions the special counsel intends to ask him is as follows:
‘What knowledge did you have of any outreach by your campaign, including by Paul Manafort, to Russia about potential assistance to the campaign?’
It’s not as though the overseer of the Russia investigation is about to waste his time and ask about something irrelevant, but facts associated with any given situation have never been high on the president’s priorities list and they’re not about to climb now.
He followed up that initial tweet seeking to discredit the allegations against him of collusion with the Russians by writing against the concurrent allegation against him of obstruction of justice.
On that subject, he wrote:
‘It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened! Witch Hunt!’
Saying “witch hunt” over and over again is not going to make the Russia investigation go away, no matter how passionately the president does it.
Also Tuesday morning, the president addressed the ongoing trade spat with China that he’s fueling, writing that a “Delegation [is] heading to China to begin talks on the Massive Trade Deficit that has been created with our Country.”
Check out Twitter’s response to all of this below.
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