Of all the things that Donald Trump fears will come out in the wash with his mounting scandals, his words and actions suggest that he fears the mythical “Pee Pee Tape” the most. So it’s notable that, even as his Russian collusion scandal threatens to envelop his entire senior staff, and his Niger scandal explodes by the hour, Trump is instead suddenly going berserk about the Pee Pee Tape – and he’s making unhinged accusations about it.
This morning Trump tweeted “Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?” This tweet contains several blatant lies. Not one word of former MI6 agent Christopher Steele’s Trump-Russia dossier has been discredited, and much of it has been verified. Workers for the firm in question did not take the Fifth Amendment, and have instead been cooperating with investigators all along. When rogue Congressman Devin Nunes tried to unilaterally issue an illegitimate subpoena as part of his own phony Trump-Russia investigation, the firm ignored him, as has everyone else who has been “subpoenaed” by the out-of-control Nunes.
But let’s look past all the lies Trump managed to pack into one tweet, and look at the fact that Trump is suddenly choosing to talk about it at all. He’s long been so scared of the dossier, and the Pee Pee Tape assertion it contains, that he reportedly once called up then-FBI Director James Comey just to insist that he hadn’t done anything with the Russian prostitutes. So why is Trump suddenly bringing it up now? Moreover, why is he suddenly so desperate to preemptively discredit it that he’s willing to randomly accuse the FBI of having faked it?
That’s the central question right now. Donald Trump clearly fears the Pee Pee Tape itself, or confirmation of its existence, is about to surface. It’s the only reason he’d risk reminding the American people of its existence, just so he can refute it in ridiculous fashion. Stay tuned. Contribute to Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report