Two things were expected in Washington, D.C. this morning: a snowstorm and a Twitter storm, and there was both. Trump has now seen the breaking news from Friday night that revealed the FBI investigation into whether or not Trump is a foreign agent of Russia, and he was not pleased.
Trump, of course, went straight to attacking James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Andrew McCabe, and President Obama. That’s been his strategy all along: attack the investigators to deflect from what’s being revealed about him. As usual, he’s avoiding a whole lot of questions and details.
The investigation was not sparked simply by the firing of Comey, although that was the catalyst for the rest of it. Comey’s firing was followed by two very specific and alarming actions by the president. The first was when he invited Kremlin operatives into the White House, met with them privately, and it was leaked that he told them that he fired the “nut job” Comey which “took a lot of pressure” off him in the Russian collusion investigation. That smacks of obstruction of justice.
The second was Trump’s interview with Lester Holt in which he said publicly that he fired Comey because of this whole “Trump and Russia thing.” Again, that sounds like obstruction. The two together, however, sounds like a Russian operative doing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bidding. That’s why Trump was investigated, not because of Comey or Mueller or Clinton or Obama. At that point, Comey was gone, Mueller hadn’t even entered the picture, Clinton had lost the election, and Obama was no longer president.
Twitter was not sympathetic to Trump’s woes. Read some of their comments below: