Trump Lies About Mueller On Twitter As Testimony Approaches


President Donald Trump clearly continues to feel the heat from the Russia investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, even though it’s been done for months at this point. As this weekend dawned, he turned to whining on Twitter with blatant lies about Mueller and his probe. In the twenty four hours or so leading up to Saturday afternoon, Trump used his Twitter account over and over and over, blatantly falsely claiming everything from the long debunked idea that former FBI official Andrew McCabe got money from a Clinton rep for his wife’s political campaign to the pulled out of thin air idea that Mueller’s team intentionally and illegally deleted tens of thousands of text messages supposedly incriminating authorities as inappropriately anti-Trump. This kind of conspiratorial ranting pulled from the dregs of the internet is the best Trump’s got.

He railed of the supposed text deletion:

‘This is one of the most horrible abuses of all. Those texts between gaga lovers would have told the whole story. Illegal deletion by Mueller. They gave us “the insurance policy.”’

Does Trump have any solid conception of reality at all? In the real world, the missing supposedly incriminating texts vanished thanks to a technical glitch that affected devices at the FBI that had nothing to do with the Russia probe, and the texts were recovered. It’s like if Trump got on stage and started yelling about how really, Lyndon Johnson orchestrated the plot to assassinate John F. Kennedy. That’s the level we’re at here.

Trump is losing it and pulling randomly from his bag of tricks and lies as public Congressional testimony from Mueller approaches. Previously planned for sooner, the FBI director turned special counsel is set to speak on July 24 for three hours to the House Judiciary Committee and two hours to the House Intelligence Committee. Both Democrats and Republicans will get a chance to ask Mueller questions. Previously, his only public commentary in relation to his role as special counsel was a press conference he offered at the end of the probe, summarizing his findings and reiterating that his team was chiefly concerned with Justice Department policy against indicting a sitting president when not bringing a criminal case of obstruction of justice against the president, not a lack of evidence.

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