The carnival of errors in the Trump family continues, with Don Jr. implicating his father in obstruction of justice on Twitter.
Reuters reported earlier this week that: “FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, criticized by President Donald Trump and other Republicans for alleged bias against him and in favor of his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, has stepped down, U.S. officials confirmed on Monday.”
The Atlantic followed up, reporting that: “The reasons for McCabe’s abrupt exit are not clear, though. It’s not even clear whether McCabe’s exit came as a surprise to FBI insiders or not. Some reports say yes, while others say no.”
Donald Trump Jr. posted a tweet today that could lead to further obstruction charges for his father in the midst of all the turmoil the last few days regarding the potential release of the “Nunes Memo” and speculation that Trump is clearing out the FBI and Department of Justice of any potential witnesses against him as part of an ongoing campaign to obstruct the Russia investigation.
His two part tweet was in response to one by Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), who tweeted: “FBI Calling for names to be “redacted” in “The Memo” defeats the purpose of “The Memo” in providing the transparency into the rogue actions of those named! Seems like FBI in total CYA mode after Wray read Memo #Transparency #ReleaseTheMemo #AmericansHaveTheRightToKbow.”
Donald Jr. responded: “The FBI reaction to the memo is Indicative of a lot. All of congress has seen it, not just the special committees. Also weird that for the first time ever the media wants less info? What are they hiding?” and “It was good enough to fire McCabe, no one argues its factually inaccurate, but now days later they want to protect the names of those involved in a scandal that was big enough to fire a senior official a month before retirement? They don’t deserve a pass on that!”
It was good enough to fire McCabe, no one argues its factually inaccurate, but now days later they want to protect the names of those involved in a scandal that was big enough to fire a senior official a month before retirement? They don’t deserve a pass on that!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 1, 2018
Kyle Griffin, the producer of MSNBC’s “The Last Word” was one of the first to pick up on what Don Jr. had just admitted, tweeting: “Is Don Jr. really saying that McCabe was fired and didn’t resign? Or is he just misstating facts? This seems potentially significant.”
Is Don Jr. really saying that McCabe was fired and didn't resign? Or is he just misstating facts? This seems potentially significant. https://t.co/xd1K7KnMWn
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 1, 2018
Others picked up on the admission as well, such as political consultant Eric Schmeltzer who tweeted a multi-part response:
- How nice of you to indicate that despite reports that it was the IG investigation into the Hillary email matter, not the memo, that led to McCabe stepping away (not ‘fired’), you confirm it was the memo! How’s it you know for sure? What convos about classified info have you had?
- Just wanna stress here, you don’t have clearance, so if you are talking to folks about the memo, and have confirmed with them that it was NOT the IG report that concerned Wray, well, I’m sure Bob Mueller would love to know.
- OOOH wait, Jr. Did you and your dad talk about it? Is that how you know for sure it contained materials that definitely got McCabe “fired?” Oh, Bob Mueller will DEFINITELY want to know if your dad was spilling classified info to you.
Below are some other noteworthy responses:
My mouth just fell open when I read his tweet! Who needs Watergate tapes when you have the Trump family who openly tweets about their corruption while being investigated by the @FBI?! Their ineptness runs deep!!
— Steph T. Philippi ✨ (@stephilippi) February 1, 2018
I screen captured it so that when his lawyer tells him to delete it, we can all have a refresher course…
— K8tiDid (@k8tidid) February 1, 2018
Don Jr. doesn't seem to understand what he just suggested/admitted regarding McCabe's firing.
— Frisco Blanco (@FriscoBlanco) February 1, 2018