The latest bombastic proclamation from President Trump is far more clever than most are giving him credit for.
In the wake of his impeachment acquittal, Trump has found himself with a renewed interest in who has investigated him and why. After all, Robert Mueller couldn’t recommend charges against Trump, and the Senate let him off the hook on impeachment, with both incidents taking up the precious time of our elected officials.
To get to the bottom of this, Trump is set to start probing the origins of the investigations themselves.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to file retaliatory lawsuits “all over the place” for damages he claims to have incurred as a result of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
In a multi-post morning Twitter screed, the president fiercely condemned the 22-month-long probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and also appeared to weigh in once again on the federal criminal case against his longtime political adviser Roger Stone.
“These were Mueller prosecutors, and the whole Mueller investigation was illegally set up based on a phony and now fully discredited Fake Dossier, lying and forging documents to the FISA Court, and many other things,” Trump tweeted. “Everything having to do with this fraudulent investigation is badly tainted and, in my opinion, should be thrown out.”
Here’s why the move is so brilliant: It paints a line in time. From here one out, both UkraineGate and RussiaGate will be on the same side of that line.
On the other side of that line is the present and the future of Trump’s revenge, and the 2020 election.
That means that the media and the nation at large will begin to lump the two separate investigations together, with Trump acquittal existing at the end of the story. This gives the RussiaGate conspiracy theory some additional perceived closure, especially now that the President is going to reopen that can of worms with these lawsuits.