After the Inspector General found that the FBI under James Comey was not acting out of political bias, Donald Trump’s Twitter account has gone largely silent.
As of this writing, the tweeter-in-chief hasn’t posted anything on the social media site for hours.
His last post came more than seven hours ago, likely from one of his staff members, saying simply, “Happy #FlagDay.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2018
Trump’s argument against the FBI, DOJ and Mueller just collapsed
For months, the president and his blind loyalists have accused the FBI, Department of Justice and Special Counsel Robert Mueller of leading a witch hunt against him. They have claimed that these investigative institutions are driven by politics.
In some instances, Trump apologists have even said that the IG report will vindicate their laughable conspiracies. Heads will roll, they said. Just last week, Rudy Giuliani even suggested that when the report is released – as it was today – it’s likely that Comey will be prosecuted.
“I think the report of Horowitz, the [inspector general], and the Justice Department will confirm that Comey acted improperly with regard to the Hillary Clinton investigation,” Giuliani said, according to The Hill. “Comey, really, has a chance of being prosecuted as a result of, but we’ll see.”
Today the prediction that Comey would be dragged away in cuffs evaporated into thin air.
There is no witch hunt and there is no FBI bias against Donald Trump. In fact, the actions taken by the agency during the 2016 election are largely why he sits in the Oval Office today.
As Jason Easley pointed out shortly after the IG report was made public on Thursday, the findings blow a massive hole in Trump’s Russia defense, which rests upon the lie that the FBI and Justice Department are hellbent on destroying him.
Ultimately, the deafening silence from Trump’s Twitter feed says all we need to know about how he views the report’s release.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.