President Donald Trump expressed renewed frustration Sunday over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials. He took to Twitter and raged, just in the same way Fox News commentators and analysts had been doing during the week. Trump said…
…are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2017
CNN reported late Friday that a federal grand jury in Washington has approved the first charges in a criminal investigation into Russia ties led by special counsel Robert Mueller. On Monday, in a sharp escalation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s five-month-old investigation into alleged Russian efforts to tilt the election in Trump’s favor and into potential collusion by Trump aides; Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide, Rick Gates, with money laundering. A third former Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty in early October to lying to the FBI.
The “DO SOMETHING!” statement that President Trump urged in one of five morning tweets rant — beyond signaling frustration — makes the entire country wonder how troublesome for his administration, agenda, and reputation the charges filed by Special Counselor Robert Mueller will turn out to be.
These charges filed actually came unexpectedly, specially after a week of insidious attacks on everything related to the Russian investigation by the special counselor, where Republicans have been trying to revert the focus of the investigation towards Hillary Clinton’s unproven miscues on dealings with Russia while she was in office. Fox News primetime newsroom is going at it as if we still are in the campaign trail.
Does truth matter to anyone, anymore?
Depending on what the concept of ‘truth’ means for the segment of the American people who watches Fox’s programming.
Is actually the ‘truth’ on the side of what CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, and supposedly all mainstream media are reporting in regards to the Russian scandal this administration seems to be submerged into?
We don’t know.
Yet, there’s one thing we do know; there is a legal investigation into what all reputable intelligence institutions of our ‘great’ nation have confidently confirmed, that Russia attempted to meddle in the democratic presidential process of our country.
Whether Trump campaign aids -the President himself- or his family intentionally colluded with Russia to hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign and benefit Trump; that’s something only the Justice Department’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller will say after his Russia probe is over.
Trump has repeatedly expressed his innocence in anything Russia but at the same time has tried to dismantle the Russian cloud over his head. Trump is trying to cast the spotlight on Clinton and any role she might have had in approving the acquisition by Rosatom, the Russian nuclear energy agency, of a controlling stake in a Canadian-based company that had mining licenses for about 20 percent of U.S. uranium extraction capacity when Clinton was secretary of state at the time, and her department was one of the U.S. agencies that had a say in the decision.
He also brought up new reports that Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paid for an opposition research firm that hired a former spy whose now-infamous dossier includes a number of allegations about Trump associates and their possible collusion with allies of Vladimir Putin.
President Trump still isn’t convinced that Russia meddled in last year’s presidential election. At least, he has never stated it out publicly.
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered with the election to benefit Trump, a finding that Trump has not fully accepted. Mueller and Congress are looking into allegations of ties between Trump associates and Russia.
In the meantime, the president — as well as the American people — can DO SOMETHING: let the investigation conclude.
There’s SOMETHING else the president can do: just stick to doing the president’s job, which is not ruling what people should say or do, but to procure the well-being and safety of our great nation. And that’s possible. At least former president Barack Obama well proved it amidst all controversial attacks on his birth certificate without distractions.
Once again, let’s remember the Justice Department has appointed a special counsel to lead the federal investigation into Russian interference (WHICH REALLY HAPPENED) in the 2016 election, including potential collusion (WE DO NOT KNOW YET) between President Donald Trump’s campaign associates and Russian officials.
While his aides are the subject of a widening criminal investigation by Mueller, as well as multiple inquiries in Congress, the president feels the burden of the spotlight in the political crossroads he is stuck at and fires back. And he’s doing it without any regards for the legal process, disrespecting the constitutional power vested upon the judiciary body of our government.
Not good at all.
Trump’s “DO SOMETHING!” statement on Twitter is a desperate attack on the Russian probe. Advice? Let the Special Counsel Robert Mueller Do his Job.