Trump Appears To Be Losing It As Panic Sets In

DONALD TRUMP

Trump’s Twitter cannon roared again this morning with more attacks on Crooked Hillary, the DOJ, FBI and Obama Gang.

Trump seems to be coming unhinged as Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s team continues handing down indictments.

The latest round began a week-and-a-half ago with the indictment of 12 Russian nationals, accused of engaging in a “sustained effort” to hack the email accounts and computer networks of Democrats.

CNN reported that:

All 12 defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian federation intelligence agency within the main intelligence directorate of the Russian military, who were acting in “their official capacities.”

The revelations provide more detail on the sophisticated assault on the US election in 2016, including the release of emails designed to damage Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Business Insider reported less than a week later that “A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, indicted Maria Butina, a Russian national with links to the National Rifle Association,” with the indictment accusing her of “conspiracy against the United States and acting as an unregistered foreign agent of the Russian government.”

Adding more fuel to the fire was Republican witch-hunter Trey Gowdy’s appearance on “Fox News Sunday” where he suggested that intelligence heads should resign to protest Trump accepting President Vladimir Putin’s denial of any Russian interference in the 2016 election over their unanimous analysis.

Asked by Fox News host Brett Baier if he thought Trump was being manipulated by Putin, Gowdy responded:

I can tell you this, Bret, the president has access to every bit of evidence, even more than those of us on House Intel. And Will and I serve on Intel. He has access to Pompeo and Chris Wray and Dan Coats and Nikki Haley.

The evidence is overwhelming. It can be proven beyond any evidentiary burden that Russia is not our friend and they tried to attack us in 2016. So, the president either needs to rely on the people that he has chosen to advise him, or those advisors need to reevaluate whether or not they can serve in this administration.

Trump appeared to snap under the crushing weight of controversy surrounding recent events. CNN reported that: “Trump is lashing out in all directions as the fallout from his summit with Vladimir Putin becomes ever more toxic, the Russia investigation grinds on with no end in sight, and his frustration boils over on a lack of progress on North Korea.”

The tensions reached a new level Sunday night when the President issued an all-caps threat against Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who had warned the US that war with Tehran would be the “mother of all wars.” Trump tweeted that Iran would “suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” if its government again threatened the US, immediately ratcheting up tensions.

Exacerbating a sense of a White House under siege is the President’s full-out assault on his former lawyer Michael Cohen, who recorded a conversation with Trump about a payment to a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with the former real estate tycoon before he entered politics.

However, as The Washington Post reported – that was just the beginning of Trump’s apparent melt-down.

Trump on Monday made a fresh call to end the investigation of special counsel Robert S. Muller III, citing the release over the weekend of a previously classified application to wiretap former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who was under suspicion by the FBI of being a Russian agent.

In a series of tweets, Trump falsely claimed that Mueller’s investigation was prompted by the surveillance. Trump and other Republicans have accused the FBI of relying too heavily on a dossier compiled by a former British intelligence officer to seek the surveillance order for Page from a federal judge, arguing Trump was the real target.

In his tweets, Trump complained that the “Fake Dirty Dossier” compiled by Christopher Steele was paid for by Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

CNN elaborated:

The controversies raging around the Oval Office underline how the President is increasingly taking control of his own defense and is willing to dictate high-risk political and legal strategies. But his incessant and often false attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation also give the impression of someone who fears its ultimate conclusions and is unsettled that his fate may be out of his hands.

The most surreal aspect of the latest lurches of this unparalleled presidency is the intensifying public debate over the once implausible idea that the President of the United States is compromised by a hostile foreign power.

Trump’s latest Twitter meltdown began with his Sunday night tweet threatening Iran:

That was followed up with him invoking “witch hunt” again and renewing his attack on “Crooked Hillary.”

“So we now find out that it was indeed the unverified and Fake Dirty Dossier, that was paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC, that was knowingly & falsely submitted to FISA and which was responsible for starting the totally conflicted and discredited Mueller Witch Hunt!” he tweeted.

The next three tweets were a direct quote from a Monday morning Fox & Friends interview with Tom Fitton, the president of conservative activist group Judicial Watch.

Talking about the Carter Page FISA warrant: Trump quoted Fitton as saying:

It was classified to cover up misconduct by the FBI and the Justice Department in misleading the Court by using this Dossier in a dishonest way to gain a warrant to target the Trump Team. This is a Clinton Campaign document. It was a fraud and a hoax designed to target Trump and the DOJ, FBI and Obama Gang need to be held to account. Source #1 was the major source. Avoided talking about it being the Clinton campaign behind it. Misled the Court to provide a pretext to SPY on the Trump Team. Not about Carter Page..was all about getting Trump. Carter Page wasn’t a spy, wasn’t an agent of the Russians – he would have cooperated with the FBI. It was a fraud and a hoax designed to target Trump.” Tom Fitton

Trump followed up at the end of the third tweet in that series, remarking: “A disgrace to America. They should drop the discredited Mueller Witch Hunt now!”

Trump followed up a couple of hours later with a tweet lashing out at the media.

“When you hear the Fake News talking negatively about my meeting with President Putin, and all that I gave up, remember, I gave up NOTHING, we merely talked about future benefits for both countries. Also, we got along very well, which is a good thing, except for the Corrupt Media!” he tweeted.

He appears to have launched another Twitter-tantrum posting three tweets, so far, targeting The Washington Post.

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