Trump Tweeted About Firing Acting FBI Director Hours After Manafort Raid 

With each passing day, Donald Trump looks more and more guilty.

Hours after the FBI conducted a pre-dawn raid of Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, the president took to Twitter and called for the firing of then acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.



Yesterday, The Washington Post broke the story that on July 26, “FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.”

The New York Times later confirmed the story and added that the investigators’ focus was “tax documents and foreign banking records.”

The recent bombshell sheds new light on the president’s tweets that same day–just hours after the raid. Not only was the tweet about Sessions inaccurate (McCabe was not in charge of the Clinton investigation), the tweet about replacing McCabe could be considered an attempt to obstruct justice–a knee-jerk reaction to the Manafort raid.

Special counsel Mueller’s investigators are examining whether or not Trump obstructed justice when he asked then FBI Director James Comey to stop investigating his associates before he eventually fired him last May.



Investigators are looking for patterns of behavior; and Trump makes their job easier because he lacks discipline or self-control when agitated. In addition to firing Comey, he’s put inappropriate pressure on the Department of Justice to stop the FBI investigation into possible collusion with Russian officials.

Manafort attended the famous June 2016 Trump Jr. meeting with Jared Kushner and a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin for the purpose of providing the Trump campaign with damaging information about their Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

All of this looks bad in the context of obstruction. Mueller is no doubt taking all of Trump’s actions and behaviors into consideration, and it’s clear the president is not happy.