After Sally Yates and James Clapper testify, Donald Trump melts down and reveals how scared he is

Donald Trump and his White House went to great lengths to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before Congress about his Russia scandal, but it Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper ended up testifying jointly today anyway, in public hearings. Now that they’ve revealed just how suspiciously Trump handled the Michael Flynn scandal, Trump is predictably having a Twitter meltdown about it.

Here’s what stands out. Whenever Trump’s Russia scandal comes back into focus, he most often responds by trying to change the subject, even if it means dredging up an old unrelated controversy about himself. But this time Trump couldn’t help himself, and decided to flat out lie about what Yates and Clapper had just finished saying on national television.

First there was this gem: “Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is “no evidence” of collusion w/ Russia and Trump” (link). With this tweet, Trump fully misrepresented the fact that Clapper retired six months ago, and merely testified that he hadn’t seen such evidence before he left. Then there was this weird tweet: “Sally Yates made the fake media extremely unhappy today — she said nothing but old news!” (link). Who’s he even expecting to fall for that one, considering millions just watched Yates share new revelations on national television.

Then Trump tried to paint the whole thing as a partisan charade, even though today’s hearings were instigated by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham: “The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?” (link). Finally, Trump resorted to trying to paint this all as some kind of President Obama scandal: “Biggest story today between Clapper & Yates is on surveillance. Why doesn’t the media report on this?” But Trump is just recycling old lies that didn’t work the first time he told them. He’s clearly scared about the repercussions of today’s new revelations – and what’s to come next. Help fund Palmer Report

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  1. Claudia on May 8, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Sniveling little bitch! He hob knobs with Putin and whomever, then cries when caught.
    Not like high school days when he could get away with his antics!
    Hope they all go to jail forever, !
    Very proud of the two today, I felt Yates did a fantastic job!

    • Bill Shy on May 9, 2017 at 2:41 am

      texas ran away, she did well

  2. Mikey B on May 8, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Trump’s erratic behavior on this subject may imply that no one close to him is willing to advise him on this matter, other than to keep your mouth shut. That people close to him have become hesitant to give him advice shows that they don’t want to go down with the SS Trump.

  3. Liam Shaddox on May 8, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Yeah but….. 46% of the country buy the bullshit that Trump the con man is selling.

    • Bill Palmer on May 9, 2017 at 1:25 am

      Less than 46%, according to approval ratings.

      • Claudia on May 9, 2017 at 10:18 am

        Montana isn’t happy anymore,
        Several stated they feel the sting of being slapped in the face.
        Republicans are surely suffering, if they are smart they would out the whole bunch while they can.
        But, they are all getting rich off him! Money talks and bullshit walks! At least several who voted for him can admit they were conned!

    • nanette on May 9, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      46% of the country were emotionally engineered by Cambridge Analytica.

  4. greg on May 8, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    There’s a maniac in the White House……

    • Judy on May 9, 2017 at 9:41 am

      At least the French voters are a lot smarter than American voter Support!

  5. Pierre Delune on May 9, 2017 at 2:15 am

    “the real scandal is surveillance by Obama during my campaign”… Could be a way to change the subject, but, and he doesn’t have to be smart to think this way, it can be a narrative to keep for any forseeable perspective (impeachment, four years of melting with two years in minority) : “Obama caught me in a scam, they made a scandal with smoke news”… Meaning, he could keep this version even from jail, or from exile in some russian golf resort he would get to live he’s retirement years.

  6. turtlewoman1039 on May 9, 2017 at 6:51 am

    “The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?” (link).
    Says the dump, whose entire family is treating the US government as a private fire sale to enrich themselves.
    Says the dump, with 19 golfing trips and escalating security costs to protect the dump / family at multiple residences.
    You bet that we, the majority of Americans, want to see this tax payer funded charade of a fake presidency end.
    The collusion travels right down that line of succession, with every rethuglican complicit in aiding this attempted coup of our government.

  7. Maria Acevedo on May 9, 2017 at 8:59 am

    We all know his dirty dealings and treason. He can rant, throw tantrums blame everyone but himself but the facts are out. He was warned about Flynn and disregarded the facts, kept him by his side because he was the one sending Flynn out among the wolves..Cruz is an asskisser and a disgrace, trying to divert the facts by asking about Hillary’s E-Mails, this was not about Hillary and he knows it. The traitor trump is scared and knows the disgraceful memory of him in the future. His followers might not want to face reality but , there is nothing worse/sadder then a blind man can see and refuses to do so!!! The best is yet to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Judy on May 9, 2017 at 9:43 am

    At least the French voters are a lot smarter than American voters!

  9. Carol Millstein on May 9, 2017 at 10:52 am

    If he isn’t found guilty and his VP his children n son in law are all culprits along with his racist cronies then I will lose all faith in the American Judical System this is out n out treason!! His underhanded bullshit and lies n those who are involved in the cover up need to be arrested indicted and bought to justice!!
    What bothers me is if this were the Democratic Party subpeonas would be flying like airplanes
    This must come to and end. What will it take and if need be if all Americans again Trump have to March on the streets of Washington and leave no room for anyone to walk then let’s start a movement to impeach this maniac and all his cronies IT NEEDS TO STOP WE ARE ENTITLED TO THE TRUTH

  10. kathleen holmes on May 9, 2017 at 11:09 am

    i just really want to know what exactly, in detail, with facts and examples, trump’s financial, economic and business deals past and present, are with russia. has he created shell corporations in collusion or stupidly with russia? does he have money in russian banks? did russia fund, bail him out or partner with him and his businesses past or present. this is why it is emphatically necessary for an independent counsel be selected and a bipartisan committee be formed to get to the bottom of this immediately. enough is enough.

  11. James of the Clan MacLaren on May 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I’m a horrible liar. I don’t have a poker face, my mother always said that she knew I was lying whenever I’d tell one. Growing up in the time period I did, that meant I get a worse punishment than had I just told the truth to begin with. Trump’s constant twitter tantrums, denials, and shifting the blame are several signs of a really bad liar.

    That’s foregoing the signs of mental illness, because as a child, even I would feel guilt and eventually come clean. This guy just tells a bigger lie.

  12. Pat cabral on May 9, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Bye bye trump and pence two traitor

  13. Carie on May 9, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    What a pathetic figure Donald Trump is. I don’t feel sorry for him because I don’t agree with any of his executive actions, deplore his healthcare bill, and feel this is all a huge waste of time and our money….still, I think history will see him as dark, yet very sad.

  14. Michael Olson on May 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    What better way (in the addled Trump brain) to redirect the narrative then to fire Comey over the HRC email flap. He missed the opportunity to include Benghazi as a reason.

  15. Wendy S. King on May 9, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I feel embarrassed and ashamed that the United States of America has a con man and an outright liar in the White House. We cannot trust anything he says, we can’t trust anything Comey says, and we can’t trust anything the republicans say because it always turns out to be a lie. Should we have such men in leadership positions? I personally am horrified. and so worried about our standing internationally now. I am afraid for my country. Everyone I know feels the same way. The election has not set our hearts at rest, but only intensified our concern.

  16. Wendy S. King on May 9, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I am very proud of Sally Yates! She stood the test very well. Sally Yates for a trustable president!

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