President Trump’s woes

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The initial reports about the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate Russian attempts to influence the election and any ties with President Trump’s campaign at first sounded almost complimentary to the president.  After all, the “administration” appointed Robert Mueller.  President Trump could have taken the credit for it, spinning it as a way to clear his name and to prove the integrity of his administration.

But instead, the president, once again, sent off a tweet storm, calling the appointment of the Special Counsel “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”

It is as if he didn’t know that his own justice department, on the initiative of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, took that action.  He didn’t.

Meanwhile, his staff is leaking its complete demoralization and disarray, sounding like it’s giving up.

In other news, the Trump administration has agreed to continue waiving sanctions against Iran, despite the president’s campaign promise to reverse Obama’s agreement with Iran, which he called the worst deal ever made.

 

From S. A. Miller, Donald Trump blasts special counsel probe, calls it a ‘witch hunt’ – Washington Times:

President Trump on Thursday condemned as a “witch hunt” the appointment of a Justice Department special counsel to investigate his campaign associates’ alleged collusion with Russia.

“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Mr. Trump tweeted the day after former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III was selected to lead the probe.

“With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!” Mr. Trump tweeted earlier Thursday.“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” he said in the statement. “I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country.”

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Photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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