Trump Grows Paranoid As Mueller Closes In – Tuesday Tweetstorm Speaks Volumes

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The president’s narrative around Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the alleged collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russian government operatives has consistently shifted and changed over time. He started with knowing no Russians and have no business deals every with the Russians, not to mention NO COLLUSION, to claims now that collusion is not a crime.

A new bombshell report by Murray Waas in the New York Review of Books details exactly what these explosive new revelations prove, and says that Mueller already has the evidence he needs for an obstruction of justice case:

‘Several people who have reviewed a portion of this evidence say that, based on what they know, they believe it is now all but inevitable that the special counsel will complete a confidential report presenting evidence that President Trump violated the law. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel’s work, would then decide on turning over that report to Congress for the House of Representatives to consider whether to instigate impeachment proceedings.’

Trump and his legal teams’ rationalizations for their continued claims that Trump never obstructed justice and that the accusations that he did are nothing but a “witch hunt” doesn’t hold up in the face of this evidence.

‘In an effort to convince Mueller that President Trump did not obstruct justice, the president’s attorneys have argued that the president could not have broken the law because the president did not know that Flynn was under criminal investigation when he pressured Comey to go easy on Flynn…[however] a confidential White House memorandum, which is in the special counsel’s possession, explicitly states that when Trump pressured Comey he had just been told by two of his top aides—his then chief of staff Reince Priebus and his White House counsel Don McGahn—that Flynn was under criminal investigation.’

Once again, Trump’s arguments and proclamations of innocence fall apart in the face of hard evidence, just as they did when recordings of Trump approving hush payments to the porn star he had an affair with although Trump had insisted previously that he knew nothing about that payment.

Not only were those recordings supplied to the public via his own personal attorney, Michael Cohen, it seems that loyalty to Trump in in short supply these days.

‘The most compelling evidence that the president may have obstructed justice appears to come from his own most senior and loyal aides. The greatest threat to his presidency is not from his enemies, real or perceived, but from his allies within the White House.’

Trump may want this to just go away, and his supporters are more than willing to buy into his claims of innocence. The special counsel and the investigators into these crimes, however, are continuing to do their thorough and unflinching jobs.

There is no “deep state” conspiracy against Trump led by James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, the FBI, the CIA, or the DNC. The folks most likely to take him down seem to be more his own people than anyone else.

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