U.S. President Donald Trump continues to tweet like someone hopelessly lost in a fantasy world of their own making as time goes on. He will stop at nothing to discredit those he perceives as opposed to him, even if those efforts entail ranting on and on about the same reality disconnected concept.
On Saturday, he took to Twitter to address the recently released report from the Office of the Inspector General overseeing the Justice Department, which had been examining the department’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. That investigation has been at the top of Trump’s list of favorite items to rant about, but he’s taken the report and turned it into a support for his claim that the Russia investigation into his own team is a sham.
‘The IG Report totally destroys James Comey and all of his minions including the great lovers, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who started the disgraceful Witch Hunt against so many innocent people. It will go down as a dark and dangerous period in American History!’
Although yes, the Russia investigation — what he means by “witch hunt” — was started under the leadership of the now former FBI Director James Comey, Trump conveniently ignores the fact that it’s not as though Comey or anyone else pulled the scandal out of thin air. It’s his team members who carried on with secret meetings with key Russian interests; it’s one of his team members who sought to have him meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin himself.
Although the charges in question don’t implicate the president personally, it’s his former campaign manager Paul Manafort who is currently sitting in a jail in Virginia because of having carried on with secret lobbying efforts for foreign pro-Russia political interests.
Considering these and other facts, the notion that scrutiny of Trump’s team is unwarranted is a joke — and a very bad one, at that.
Trump has in the past raised some of the arguments that play into the above tweet, including that of documented anti-Trump feelings on the part of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page condemning the Russia investigation as illegitimate and biased. There is, however, no evidence that any feelings on their part ever affected the Russia probe in any way. Page has at this point long been on the outside of it, and Strzok was promptly reassigned away from the probe when his texts in question came to light.
Trump’s arguments just don’t hold up, although that doesn’t mean that he could be expected to stop making them anytime soon.
Tying all of the aforementioned fallacies together is the fact that yet again, the OIG report in question does not even cover the Russia investigation. Trump just wants to connect it to that, despite the fact that there’s no evidence for his claims, clearly emboldened by some sort of dementedly glorious self-image to the point of feeling free to attempt to bend and ignore reality.
The reality is that despite Trump’s apocalyptic proclamations about the “witch hunt” he and his team are the subjects of being among the worst atrocities in American history — or whatever — he and his associates are just corrupt individuals who justice has finally caught up with.
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