President Donald Trump is warning he may reveal classified information, less than 24 hours after a damning New York Times op-ed by an anonymous high-level official in his own administration threw the White House into utter chaos. If he decides to do so, it could come in the form of an attack on the intelligence community in an attempt to discredit the Mueller investigation, while “weeding out” the author of the Times opinion piece.
The president went full conspiracy theorist Thursday morning, tweeting in an attempt to try to appear in control of the situation.
“The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy – & they don’t know what to do,” Trump falsely claimed, amid suggestions his trusted advisors had discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. “The Economy is booming like never before, Jobs are at Historic Highs, soon TWO Supreme Court Justices & maybe Declassification to find Additional Corruption. Wow!”
There is no “deep state,” and Trump’s top opponents, given the New York Times op-ed, are Republicans – people he appointed – including White House officials and the leadership at the Dept. of Justice, including the FBI.
It’s unclear what “corruption” Trump was referring to, but part of the special counsel’s investigation has moved into uncovering corruption among Trump’s closest associates.
On Wednesday Politico reported “President Donald Trump’s top congressional allies are calling on him to release reams of classified documents connected to the FBI’s Russia probe.”
Among them, Republican Reps. Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, and Lee Zeldin.
Meanwhile, those on social media Thursday morning were only too happy to respond – here’s a sampling:
Sign Here. pic.twitter.com/ickWLOAQ1K
— Donald J. Treason (@POTUS_Don45) September 6, 2018
If the world you represent, Mr President, is sane, then I, as a “fake news” journalist, am proud to call myself crazy with a capital ‘C’. https://t.co/yOoT5u3P5T
— Khaled Diab (@DiabolicalIdea) September 6, 2018
Keep digging that hole. Revealing classified information. Making threats out of fear. You inspire confidence. Half ur cabinet has had thoughts of the 25th. 1/1 @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/8AEqT4T48a
— FearTheTweet (@Fear_the_Tweet) September 6, 2018
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Unhinged Trump Accuses British Intelligence of Spying on Him Hours After Accepting Invitation to Meet With the Queen
As usual, the White House’s announcement contained a “Royal Mistake,” as People magazine noted. But the really royal mistake came hours later, early Wednesday morning, when the President of the United States accused British Intelligence of spying on him.
Citing far right wing conspiracy theorist Larry Johnson, who has accused former First Lady Michelle Obama of making a racist slur against white people, and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of rape via doctored audio, President Trump tweeted a supposed quote from One America News (OANN), a right wing media outlet more extreme than even Fox News.
“Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson accuses United Kingdom Intelligence of helping Obama Administration Spy on the 2016 Trump Presidential Campaign.” @OANN WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2019
The claim that British Intelligence spied on Trump is nearly two years old, and GCHQ, the British Intelligence agency that broke the Nazi Enigma codes in World War II, flatly denied the allegations.
But note the sheer excitement Trump displays in his tweet. He’s literally giddy that the British supposedly spied on him.
Tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace should be fascinating.
Image by The White House via Flickr
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