“President” Donald Trump ranted for more than two hours on Saturday at CPAC, adding to the items that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and others might follow up with, such as saying he discussed the reasons he fired James Comey with First Lady Melania Trump. As has been reported by Palmer Report, the House Judiciary Committee, where any impeachment might commence, will be sending out requests to more than sixty individuals and corporations tomorrow.
Donald Trump took to his favorite lie perpetration machine, Twitter, on Sunday to spin his tale of pure, unadulterated bullshite, tweeting:
“After more than two years of Presidential Harassment, the only things that have been proven is that Democrats and other broke the law. The hostile Cohen testimony, given by a liar to reduce his prison time, proved no Collusion! His just written book manuscript showed what he said was a total lie, but Fake Media won’t show it. I am an innocent man being persecuted by some very bad, conflicted & corrupt people in a Witch Hunt that is illegal & should never have been allowed to start – And only because I won the Election! Despite this, great success!”
This newest spin is that Cohen has written a book and that is what this is about. Unless Cohen lied again, there is no book in process (the only one in trouble right now over a book is Roger Stone). It is a way to try to deflect criticism of Trump and to suggest he is being harassed over some left-wing conspiracy theory.
There is nothing illegal or wrong about investigating a person who has very clearly aligned with Russia and is doing things to harm the United States while lining his own pockets. His approach works for his base who attended CPAC, and for some of his wingmen in Congress. For example, Representative Jim “gym shorts” Jordan stated today, “I don’t think the president has lied about Russia at all. There has been no collusion.”
We must not be distracted or deterred by the constant obfuscation efforts by Donald Trump and those close to him. The reality is that Trump had a bad week, and that the coming week will likely top that one, when House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler starts ordering more folks to produce documents and to appear before his committee.