Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is slowly unraveling the conman reality television star’s presidency. The administration might be able to distract from it for a news cycle or two, but inevitably the public consciousness returns to the probe.
Yesterday, it was announced that Mueller had indicted thirteen Russians for a criminal conspiracy to undermine Hillary Clinton and help get Trump elected. Today, Trump let loose an unhinged, paranoid tweetstorm over the Mueller investigation.
The president made a pathetic attempt to exonerate himself and ended up looking guilty as sin. Try as he might, Trump won’t be able to tweet his way out of this scandal. Mueller is proceeding methodically and by the book and is sure to discover any and every act of wrongdoing by the president and his cronies.
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Now, Trump’s Press Secretary and professional liar Sarah Huckabee Sanders has rushed to Twitter to run interference for her boss. In a deeply disingenuous statement, she attacked former President Barack Obama and accused him of being soft on Russia and claimed that Trump “isn’t going to be pushed around” by Putin’s cryptocriminal empire.
It’s a classic Trumpian move. Accuse an enemy or rival of the exact thing that you yourself are doing.
She conveniently failed to mention that Trump has repeatedly demonstrated an unwillingness to be tough on Russia and even refused to sign sanctions on the foreign adversary despite the fact they were passed overwhelmingly by Congress. He’s also praised Putin on numerous occasions, engaging in rank fetishization of the dictator’s strongman persona.
It’s unclear what “wild and false allegations” Huckabee Sanders is referring to because so far everything that we have learned about Mueller’s investigation points overwhelmingly towards guilt for the Trump team. They can screech about fake news all they want, the evidence doesn’t lie.
Huckabee Sanders is a disgrace to her office. She gets up at her podium every day and lies to the American people. She is supposed to work for us, but her only loyalty is to her mendacious boss. Shame on her.
Unlike Obama, @POTUS isn’t going to be pushed around by Russia or anybody else. As he said yesterday: It’s time we stop the wild and false allegations that further the agendas of bad actors like Russia & unite as Americans to protect the integrity of our democracy & our elections
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) February 17, 2018