Donald Trump Marks Mueller Probe Anniversary By Whining About It

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President Donald Trump is still whining about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation a full year after Mueller took over to head up the probe.

On this day last year, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to take over the investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Despite having no one to blame but himself and his own actions for the appointment of Mueller, Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to whine about the probe.

Of course, Democrats did not have 70+ contacts and 22 meetings with Russian-linked operatives. The Trump campaign did that, repeatedly failed to report such contacts and even lied about them.

Even the Senate Intelligence Committee agrees that:

“There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 election. The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hilary Clinton.”

It should also be pointed out that Trump seriously can’t whine about the length of this investigation. After all, Watergate took two years to investigate and the Benghazi investigation lasted four years and found nothing to incriminate former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

That GOP investigation was a true witch hunt. Mueller’s investigation should be allowed to continue until it reaches a conclusion, no matter how long that may take.

Trump also seized upon a report by the New York Times of all places to accuse former President Obama and the FBI of spying on his campaign without offering any evidence.

According to the Times:

“…At least one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, current and former officials said.”

The Times does not identify the informant as a member of the FBI nor does it say that Obama was involved.

But even if the informant was FBI, the FBI had every reason and the authority to conduct surveillance related to the investigation into Carter Page, whom the FBI was already investigating for dubious ties to Russia.

The only thing “bigger than Watergate” here is the Trump campaign’s repeated attempts to collude with Russia and Trump’s effort to kill the Mueller investigation, an investigation that has resulted in 19 indictments and several guilty pleas so far.

There’s no telling what Mueller will find next, and that’s why Trump is increasingly desperate to end the investigation, which is why Trump and his legal team are all of a sudden using a report from the so-called “fake news” New York Times as an excuse to try to end the probe.

 


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