For the past ten days, Donald Trump has been acting like he knows a major Trump-Russia collusion bombshell is about to hit the wire. He’s been preemptively defending himself against collusion. He’s been creating bombastic distractions every day as a countermeasure. And yet, aside from the Peter W. Smith trickle, the bombshell hasn’t dropped. Now we may have some answers as to what’s really going on with that reporting.
The news comes by way of respected political pundit Tea Pain, who shared the following today (link): “Tea Pain can confirm from multiple sources that our press has damning intercepts that will expose Trump. The press outlets are working with Mueller’s investigation, holding these articles so as not to compromise their active sources. Rest assured there is evidence of Trump wrongdoin’ and that it will cripple Trump’s presidency. This goes deep, friends. It’s no longer a matter of if, but when. Tea Pain is confident Mueller’s team will ferret out all the weasels and justice will reign! This also explains why Trump’s jumpier than a bobcat at a county fair. He knows it’s there, thus his elevated anti-media attacks.” This would explain a lot.
News outlets are very rarely willing to sit on stories at the request of the government, but there are a handful of exceptions. One is when it’s a matter of national security, in this case the story interfering with Mueller’s ability to bring the guilty parties to justice, with the fate of the nation hanging in the balance. Would a major newspaper consider its Trump-Russia collusion story to rise to the level of national security? Even if not, the other exception can be when a news outlet agrees to hold a story in exchange for an exclusive on a more complete version of the story once things have played out more.
So we’ll see what happens this week. Robert Mueller could be waiting on a grand jury to come in, or a witness to flip, or any number of other events that could cause him to ask the media to hold back for a bit. But this is yet more evidence that Donald Trump’s increasingly crazed behavior isn’t mere happenstance – he knows what’s coming. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report