Donald Trump said 4 things that aren’t true in a single 47-word tweet
( CNN) On Saturday morning, before ability out for a round of golf, President Donald Trump tweeted this 😛 TAGEND
The “memo” in question is the one released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, that alleges that a dossier be established by onetime British observe Christopher Steele was the sole intellect a FISA warrant was granted to surveil one-time Trump aide Carter Page.( Got all that ?)
Trump’s tweet is 47 paroles long. In those 47 commands, he said 4 things that are simply not true. Let’s go through them!
1. “This memo entirely vindicates ‘Trump’ in probe.”
First occasions firstly: Like you, I have no hypothesi why Trump threw “Trump” in repeats in the tweet. Perhaps he necessitates the collective Trump world of home, advisers and family consultants?
That’s not the really important thing, though. The really important thing is that the Nunes memo — even if you believe every term of it — does not “totally vindicate” Trump.
Presuming the “probe” Trump is referring to here is special solicitor Robert Mueller’s investigation, it’s important to be noted that the “probe” is looking into Russia’s attempted interference into the 2016 presidential election and whether there was any collusion between Russia and members of the Trump campaign.
What the Nunes memo alleges — and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee insist that that Steele dossier wasn’t the only ground the FISA warrant for Page was approved — has zero to do with Mueller’s probe. Trump is conflating the potential the FISA warrant against Page with the broader investigation into Russia’s struggled intervening in a national US election.
Don’t believe me? Here’s what House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, tweeted after the Nunes memo liberation: “As I have said repeatedly, I too abide 100 percent self-confident in Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The content of this memo is not – in any way – discredit his investigation.”
2. “The Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on”
It is true that Mueller’s investigation prolongs. As do the House and Senate congressional committees’ probes into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
But to describe these investigations as a “witch hunt” simply doesn’t comport with known information. Sorceres hunts are plausible investigations driven by preconceived notions that wind up not being born out.
So far in the Mueller investigation, two Trump associates — former national insurance consultant Michael Flynn and former foreign policy consultant George Papadopoulos — have pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in regards their relationships with Russia — and are cooperating with the Mueller probe. Two more one-time aides — campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his lieutenant Rick Gates — have been charged with a series of weighs including fund laundering.
Even if you reject the Manafort/ Gates accuses — they haven’t been found guilty — how are you able reject the guilty pleas by Papadopoulos and Flynn? If this was a “witch hunt, ” then why did these two men assert guilty? If they hadn’t done anything wrong, why plead guilty and agree to cooperate with police investigations?
3. “Their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction”
It’s “there.” But whatever.
Both the Mueller investigation and House and Senate Intelligence committees’ investigations are ongoing. It is, therefore, totally impossible to form definitive evidences about what has or has not been ascertained.
“The committee continues to look into all prove to see if there was any clue of collusion, ” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, said at the fail, lending: “The issue of collusion is still open.”
Trump can accurately say that no indicate has been made public that testifies deceit between his expedition and Russia. But that’s not what he’s saying. And hence, he’s wrong.
4. “After one year of ogling endlessly and attaining NOTHING, deceit is dead.”
Again, there is simply no way Trump can know this based on what we know now. Mueller hasn’t told publicly about the situation of women his investigation since he was appointed in the middle of 2017. The last season Burr yielded any sort of major update on the working of his committee’s investigation was in early October 2017. The House Intelligence Committee has devolved in partisan warfare.
Maybe Mueller and the congressional committees looking into Russia and the 2016 election have found “NOTHING.” But, right now, we can’t are well aware that. All we know is that they haven’t announced any sees that attest( or refute) conspiracy. So, deceit may be dead. But given that these are ongoing investigations, it could also be very much alive. We exactly don’t know.
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