Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been out of a job for more than a month now, but it was clear on Sunday that President Donald Trump is still harboring a grudge against his former top lawman. In an early morning tweet, the president ripped Sessions for recusing himself from all matters related to the 2016 election and blamed him for allowing the Russia investigation to prosper under his watch.
“Jeff Sessions should be ashamed of himself for allowing this total HOAX to get started in the first place,” the president wrote.
That tweet was one of many Trump has written over the last couple of days about the Mueller investigation. With the special counsel seemingly ramping up his prosecution strategy heading into the Christmas season, the president let loose with some of his irate thoughts about the investigation in a series of messages.
“So where are all the missing Text messages between fired FBI agents Peter S and the lovely Lisa Page, his lover,” Trump wrote on Sunday. “Just reported that they have been erased and wiped clean. What an outrage as the totally compromised and conflicted Witch Hunt moves ever so slowly forward. Want them!”
In another tweet, Trump wrote: “Remember, Michael Cohen only became a ‘Rat’ after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started. They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE! Why didn’t they break into the DNC to get the Server, or Crooked’s office?”
“The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, started as the ‘insurance policy’ long before I even got elected, is very bad for our Country,” he wrote in another. “They are Entrapping people for misstatements, lies or unrelated things that took place many years ago. Nothing to do with Collusion. A Democrat Scam!”
If it feels like Trump is trying to sway public opinion with these attacks, well, that’s exactly what this is all about. The president knows by now that he is in absolutely no danger, legally, from any of these Mueller machinations. The Department of Justice is clear as it pertains to the indictment of a sitting president – it can’t be done. That leaves him with two elements of exposure: The election and impeachment. In both cases, it is essential that Trump wrest control of the narrative and keep the public on his side.
That won’t be an easy task, considering how Mueller and the Democrats have the mainstream media working overtime to present their version of the case to the American people. But the public is slowly but surely getting wise to the media’s biases, and the “case” against Trump is extraordinarily weak. With those two factors in mind, we think the president has an excellent chance of surviving a House impeachment.
And with the Democrat 2020 field looking extra weak at this point, he may very well win re-election also.