One of President Trump’s tactics to combat the devastating portrait of his obstructive actions as revealed in the Mueller report has been to launch a counter-attack accusing the Obama administration and the intelligence community of a campaign of illegal “spying” on his campaign.
Now, right after former FBI Director James Comey penned a scathing editorial in The New York Times accusing the president of “eating the souls” of his Republican enablers, Trump has accused Comey of being the leader of the surveillance efforts against him in an apparent escalation of his retaliatory efforts.
In an interview with Fox News‘ chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge, President trump leveled the blistering charges.
“Can I ask you a question, President Trump?” Herridge asked the president. “If you take Director Comey out of the equation and his actions in 2016 and 2017, would the country be where it is today?”
“I think that he did a terrible job.” Trump replied. “I would say he probably led some kind of effort, the word ‘spying’ has been used. He probably was one of the people leading the effort on spying.”
“That’s a very serious charge to make,” Herridge responded.
“I know, I know. And we will find out whether or not it was true. I think it could very well be true. But we are going to find out pretty soon,” Trump answered ominously.
With the president’s Republican supporters in Congress and his hand-picked Attorney General all shoving Trump’s distractive conspiracy theory publically, we can expect to see even more efforts to turn Congress away from investigating obstruction of justice and Russian interference in our elections and towards a Bengahzi-style inquiry into the motivations behind the probe into the links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
You can watch a video of Fox News‘ chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge’s interview with President Trump here.
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