As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian government operatives is rumored to be reaching its final stages, the sheer panic embedded in every tweet posted by Donald Trump becomes even more apparent than ever.
Trump’s tweets follow a day in which two significant developments were announced. Two Trump associates, former campaign manager Paul Manafort and birther conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, are under fire for lying to the team of prosecutors involved in the Mueller investigation. Trump is insisting that Mueller is only out to “ruin their lives” and that the charges against them have only been raised because they “refuse to lie,” but that isn’t how these charges work.
For both of them to be charged with perjury, they each had to tell significant lies that can be proven to be false statements related to significant pieces of the investigation.
Mueller has not “gone rogue,” although pursuing pieces of an investigation outside the scope of his authority, such as Trump’s imaginary crimes on “the other side,” would certainly qualify. Trump loves to mention the DNC server that was not seized by the FBI is 2016 because it creates doubt and gives his fanbase another “whataboutism” to cling to and claim victimization, but he never mentions the fact that the FBI had no reason or right to seize those servers. The Clinton campaign and the DNC were not being accused of a crime. They were, instead, victims of a crime perpetrated by Russian government-led hackers who, in turn, gave illegally hacked emails to WikiLeaks to release online.
The investigation isn’t being conducted into the victims of the crime, it’s purpose is to determine if that crime was committed in collusion and full knowledge of the president.
Twitter wasn’t buying Trump’s tantrum, either. Read some of their comments below: