Trump admitted that his firing of former FBI Director James Comey was political, and gave never evidence to Special Counsel Robert Mueller that he obstructed justice.
The President tweeted:
As it has turned out, James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
As MSNBC’s Matthew Miller pointed out, Trump might want to stop talking now:
Psst. Your cover story was you fired him because he was unfair to Clinton. Might want to stop giving Mueller more evidence that was a lie. https://t.co/428ZLUiyOZ
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) October 18, 2017
The whole cover story is that the FBI hated Comey and that he was doing a bad a job due to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. This is what was in the letter as the reason for Comey’s firing.
Trump who is walking through the presidency like he has his shoelaces tied together, can’t stick to the story. The President keeps letting the truth slip out that he thought Comey was disloyal to him because he wouldn’t kill the Russia investigation. The President’s lawyers have been trying to get him to stop tweeting for months.
With each tweet on Russia and the Comey firing, Trump is incriminating himself and providing evidence to the Special Counsel that his stated reason for his actions was a lie.
If you want Trump removed from office, you need to hope that the President doesn’t wise up, and shut up anytime soon.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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