It is clear now that Trump fully realizes how much trouble he faces. Perhaps it was the New York Times article published yesterday late in the afternoon that referenced his attorney signing off on a declaration that all materials had been returned and the seriousness with which the intelligence community was taking the security breach that launched Trump into a panic that was palpably more intense than any before. Trump not only lashed out at the FBI itself but reposted Q-anon accounts and conspiracy theories as he did. He also crossed himself up in defense by saying that he declassified everything but then suggested evidence had been planted. Pick one, Ace.
The entire attack (Found Here) began post-midnight with:
The FBI gas (sic) a long and unrelenting history of being corrupt. Just look back to the days of J. Edgar Hoover. In the modern era, nothing has changed except that it has gotten far worse. Look at Comey, McCabe, Strzok and lover Lisa Page. Check out the brilliantly written but damning I.G. Reports. See what they were willing to do in order to get Crooked Hillary Clinton elected (they failed), and got caught!. They spied on my campaign, pushed the FAKE Dossier, and illegally used the FISA Court.”
All of which is entirely irrelevant (even if one accepts his argument) if Trump took the documents and his purposes for doing so.
He moved on to the more ridiculous:
The Inspector General said the FBI acted with ‘gross incompetence and negligence.’ I was fully vindicated in the Russia, Russia, Russia SCAM, the ‘No Collusion’ Mueller Investigation, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and all else. NOW THEY RAID MY HOME, ban my lawyers and, without any witnesses allowed, break the lock that they asked us to install on the storage area that we showed them early on, which held papers that they could have had months ago for the asking, and without the ridiculous political grandstanding of a “break in” to a very storied, important, and high visibility place, just before the Midterm Elections.
The whole World was watching as the FBI rummaged through the house, including the former First Lady’s closets (and clothing!), alone and unchecked. They even demanded that the security cameras be turned off (we refused), but there was no way of knowing if what they took was legitimate, or was there a “plant?” This was, after all, the FBI!
Trump was even re-posting ridiculous accusations that are, again, irrelevant even if true. Here is one Trump “re-post” from some anonymous account named DaKine17 which – for all we know – is some Russian military intelligence analyst in the Moscow suburbs.
The FBI is a criminal RICO enterprise whose covert “sources and methods” include criminal acts, sedition, subversion of American laws and the Constitution, while lying and obfuscating their activity from Congress and the people of the United States. Congress seems ok with this arrangement as long as they’re able to claim plausible deniability or classified status.
Without having to repost the slop, Trump also noted a message that accused Presidents Obama and Biden of Seditious Conspiracy for “interfering in the 2016 election,” the one that Trump won.
In a post from someone named “We The Pepe” (An obvious Q-anon reference), there is a picture of Mike Pompeo’s tweet from the day of the search, without knowing the purpose or what was found, shaming DOJ and the FBI for reversing 250 years of history to “weaponize” the federal government’s law enforcement. Even worse, Pompeo said that he served on the Benghazi committee and Hillary had classified files, but they didn’t raid her home. Of course, Pompeo was also head of the CIA and would recognize the seriousness of the breach. The Benghazi committee subpoenaed plenty of materials along with hours of Clinton’s testimony.
The entire string just screams that the seriousness of all this is finally sinking in. One thing Trump has yet to do is explain why he kept those files even after being asked, many times, to give them back after signing off on having given all files back.
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