Trump’s Twitter cannon roared again this morning with more quotes from Fox News and talk of corrupt Hillary and Witch Hunts.
Trump seems to be coming unhinged as Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s team continues handing down indictments.
Vox News published a detailed overview of Mueller’s indictments and plea deals last Friday. So far, his team has handed down indictments against 19 individuals and 3 companies, encompassing over 100 charges, and obtaining 5 guilty pleas; and last Friday, the Des Moines Register published a lengthy op-ed piece calling for Trump’s impeachment.
“Exactly 150 years ago, the House of Representatives acted to safeguard the balance of power in the federal government — voting for the first time to impeach the president of the United States,” the article began. “If only we could say that Andrew Johnson was the last president who required such a drastic step.”
This morning, Trump took to Twitter again – posting a series of tweets quoting two Fox News personalities and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr who led his own witch hunt against Bill Clinton.
- “He’s got a very good point. Somebody in the Justice Department has a treasure trove of evidence of Mrs. Clinton’s criminality at her own hands, or through others, that ought to be investigated. I fully agree with the President on that.” @judgenapolitano on @marthamaccallum Show
- “I’ve been skeptical about the collusion and obstruction claims for the last year. I just don’t see the evidence….in terms of the collusion, it’s all a bit implausible based on the evidence we have.” Jonathan Turley on @FoxNews
- “We’ve seen NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION….I have seen nothing, the firing of James Comey and all of the aftermath, that suggests that the President has obstructed justice because he’s exercising his power as the President of the U.S. I just don’t see it.” Judge Ken Starr
So, there you have it. Fox News and a seemingly disgraced Kenneth Starr have announced Trump’s innocence, so in his mind – that must be true.
His final post, so far, simply stated: “WITCH HUNT” in all capital letters.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2018
It is interesting to note that Trump also quoted Kenneth Starr the day after Mueller’s team handed down the indictment against 13 Russians and 3 Russian companies.
“Thank you to KenStarr, former Independent Counsel, Whitewater, for your insight and powerful words on FISA abuse, Russian meddling etc.” he tweeted. This despite the fact that The New York Times unearthed a 56-page memo published by Starr’s investigation crushing Trump’s notion that he can somehow evade possible prosecution by Robert Mueller’s team.
As The New York Times reported: “The 56-page memo, locked in the National Archives for nearly two decades and obtained by The New York Times under the Freedom of Information Act, amounts to the most thorough government-commissioned analysis rejecting a generally held view that presidents are immune from prosecution while in office.
Elaborating, The New York Times reported that Starr’s memo concluded with the following statement:
“It is proper, constitutional, and legal for a federal grand jury to indict a sitting president for serious criminal acts that are not part of, and are contrary to, the president’s official duties. In this country, no one, even President Clinton, is above the law.”
That document, released to The New York Times in July 2017, takes on new relevance in the wake of Trump’s Twitter meltdown.
Starr served as the president and chancellor of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, from June 2010 until May 2016. On May 26, 2016, following an investigation into the mishandling by Starr of several sexual assaults at the school, Baylor University’s board of regents announced that Starr’s tenure as university president would end on May 31. The board said he would continue as chancellor, but on June 1, Starr told ESPN that he would resign that position effective immediately. On August 19, 2016, Starr announced he will resign from his tenured professor position at Baylor Law School, completely severing his ties with the university in a “mutually agreed separation.”