NYT Bombshell Sparks Trump Twitter Rant

Last night the New York Times published a bombshell story uncovering the fact that the FBI had launched a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether President Donald Trump was “working for Russia” following his firing of former FBI Director James Comey in May of 2017.

Following this story, Benjamin Wittes, a national security and law journalist, published his own article suggesting that the obstruction may have actually been part of the collusion. Wittes points out that by firing James Comey, Trump may have obstructed a counterintelligence investigation into Russia. This would mean that the obstruction itself could be collusion.

Early this morning, after the president was apparently able to digest the New York Times article, he launched into a tirade of six tweets, attacking James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Robert Mueller and “13 Angry Democrats.”

“Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!”

“Funny thing about James Comey. Everybody wanted him fired, Republican and Democrat alike. After the rigged & botched Crooked Hillary investigation, where she was interviewed on July 4th Weekend, not recorded or sworn in, and where she said she didn’t know anything (a lie) the FBI was in complete turmoil (see N.Y. Post) because of Comey’s poor leadership and the way he handled the Clinton mess (not to mention his usurpation of powers from the Justice Department). My firing of James Comey was a great day for America. He was a Crooked Cop who is being totally protected by his best friend, Bob Mueller, & the 13 Angry Democrats – leaking machines who have NO interest in going after the Real Collusion (and much more) by Crooked Hillary Clinton, her Campaign, and the Democratic National Committee. Just Watch!”

“I have been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than any other President. At the same time, & as I have often said, getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. I fully expect that someday we will have good relations with Russia again!”

“Lyin’ James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter S and his lover, agent Lisa Page, & more, all disgraced and/or fired and caught in the act. These are just some of the losers that tried to do a number on your President. Part of the Witch Hunt. Remember the “insurance policy?” This is it!” Trump wrote in a series of tweets which began at 7:05am EST.

The implications of the New York Times story certainly aren’t good for the President, as it appears to confirm the fact that the FBI thought that Trump possibly could have been acting as an agent of a hostile foreign power during his presidency. While we do not know where this investigation led, or if Mueller continued to follow leads regarding this portion of the investigation, it’s certain that if evidence of such crimes were found then Mueller has it all.

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