I’ve been trying to keep up with the non-stop revelations and supposed scandals that have come out surrounding Trump in recent days. It’s hard to keep track because the establishment is really going all out, and is throwing up everything with the hope that something sticks.
All of these stories have one common thread uniting them- someone is building a case for the impeachment of Trump. The firing of FBI Director Comey is probably the attack route that the establishment has chosen to go after Trump, especially with the following revelations:
President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.
“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.
The documentation of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia. Late Tuesday, Representative Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, demanded that the F.B.I. turn over all “memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings” of discussions between Mr. Trump and Mr. Comey.
Before this revelation, there was a leak by an Israeli that Trump supposedly blabbed about classified information to the Russians. Yes, Russia is the common thread that unites this whole effort. At long last, the tables have completely turned and it is the left who has embraced McCarthyism. (Except this time, there really isn’t any evidence):
Mr. Comey shared the existence of the memo with senior F.B.I. officials and close associates. The New York Times has not viewed a copy of the memo, which is unclassified, but one of Mr. Comey’s associates read parts of it to a Times reporter.
“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey that Mr. Flynn had done nothing wrong, according to the memo.
Oh and if you’re not getting the subtle hints that NYT is dropping, they have plenty of helpful links to get you thinking the right way.
Trump’s in deep water. The press is trying to Watergate him, he’s got unreliable staff and a lot of leakers working to undermine him from within the cabinet (possibly).
Hopefully, he has a Trump card up his sleeve. Hopefully, he’s been taping everything like he claims that he has:
In a Twitter post on Friday, Mr. Trump said that “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” After the meeting, Mr. Comey’s associates did not believe there was any way to corroborate Mr. Trump’s statements. But Mr. Trump’s suggestion last week that he was keeping tapes has made them wonder whether there are tapes that back up Mr. Comey’s account.
Trump’s decision to tweet out this warning probably indicates that it was not intended just for Comey. It was meant for us. Or rather, it was meant for the press. More juicy bait for them to chomp down on. They turn the spotlight onto the tweet and onto the Comey vs Trump showdown, and then Trump reveals his hand.
At least that is what I hope he is planning. Otherwise, that would mean the Trump tried to use a public bluster to get Comey to not meddle and act as a pawn for the establishment media narrative. Let’s see how many steps ahead in chess Donald really was playing. This could be the final test, one that settles the debate once and for all.
We will have to wait and see where this story leads. But the pieces for the impeachment process are all starting to move into place. I hope Trump has a plan.