One day after Donald Trump was confirmed to be under investigation for obstruction of justice in his Russia scandal, he’s having yet another unhinged meltdown on Twitter. In the process of his semi-coherent ranting, he seems to be blaming everyone from Special Counsel Robert Mueller to “Crooked H” Hillary Clinton for his own crimes.
Trump started off his Twitter ranting in comparatively tame fashion this morning, asserting that “They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice.” But then he appeared to smear the character of Robert Mueller when he followed it up with “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!” Then Trump took a break for awhile, before returning and going even more distressingly berserk.
By the afternoon, Donald Trump had concluded that Hillary Clinton, and not Robert Mueller, was now at fault for the crimes he’s committed. He ranted, “Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?” (he left out the necessary apostrophes), before going full Breitbart with “Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, ‘bleached’ emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?”
And so there you have it: Donald Trump has no defense when it comes to his obstruction of justice in his Russia scandal, and he knows it. If he had any kind of defense, he’d be offering it, or at least alluding to it. Instead he’s reduced to angrily seething at the Special Counsel who’s investigating him, and the former opponent he stole the election from. This does not bode well for Trump, as the investigation into him runs deeper.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report