Trump Unleashes On Mueller, McCabe, And Others In Twitter Storm

440px-Official_Portrait_of_President_Donald_TrumpTwitter LogoI have previously criticized President Donald Trump for his continuing use of Twitter to comment on pending litigation and attack the Special Counsel investigation.  This weekend, Trump unleashed a torrent of criticism on Mueller, McCabe, and others.  Trump not only raised the political affiliation of the Mueller team members, but celebrated the firing of Andrew McCabe.  I found the McCabe comments to be particularly objectionable. No matter how one feels about McCabe’s conduct (and we still have not read the Inspector General’s report), the man was just fired after a highly accomplished career as a public servant. The tweet felt more like a taunt against a man who just experienced a crushing loss.

On Friday night, Trump celebrated the firing while taking a swipe at “sanctimonious” former FBI Director James Comey.

Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!

While I believed that Sessions would fire McCabe given the unprecedented recommendation of career officials in the Office of Professional Responsibility, I do not view it as a “great day for Democracy.”  It was a sad day to witness such a fall from grace.

President Trump also attacked James Comey.  Again, I have been very local in my own criticism of Comey but the President should not be attacking (let alone name calling) individuals who are part of the investigation into his own conduct.

The most concerning tweets however came on Sunday when the President again attacked the Mueller investigation.  He lashed out as the news story that McCabe kept memos on his meetings with Trump: “Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me. I don’t believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date. Same with lying James Comey. Can we call them Fake Memos?”  Again, Trump is publicly discussing a matter under investigation and a matter that he may be asked to address in interviews with the Mueller team.  If he ultimately declined to be interviewed and faces a subpoena, Mueller is likely to point the Court to the continuing discussion that he has had on these issues in public. It undermines his case to refuse an interview on the record.

Trump also attacked Mueller’s staff as biased. “Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added…does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!”

The political affiliation of these lawyers has not bearing on their integrity — any more than Mueller’s Republican association undermines his independence.  I have previously written that I felt that Mueller was a poor choice by Rod Rosenstein. However, I support his completion of his investigation and I have never questioned his integrity in carrying out the investigation.  Trump’s attack has led Republicans like Speaker Ryan to support Mueller.

As state before, these tweets are harming the President’s case and undermining legitimate objections to the conduct of some of these individuals.


What do you think?

50 thoughts on “Trump Unleashes On Mueller, McCabe, And Others In Twitter Storm”

  1. Sorry not a fan which most of you apparently are…then again, was not a fan of Clinton either……..I guess I’m one of those weird people who believe in Climate change,that fracking is bad, that we shouldn’t be mining in the Grand Canyon or that the answer to education are charter schools….oh, and lets’ not forget that all employees should only be paid minimum wage and that they should never have the right to protest or to join a Union…..

  2. the man was just fired after a highly accomplished career as a public servant.

    There is no way career public servants like McCabe or career politicians like Ryan rise to their positions honoring their oath of office. What’s far more likely is the man was just fired after a highly accomplished career laying and dodging landmines as a public servant.

  3. I wonder whether Trump conducts any actual Presidential business these days, or if he just spends his time watching TV and ranting via twitter. His only other activity seems to be golfing, about a third of the time.

  4. I must admit that Trump is innovative. Instead of stonewalling the special counsel’s investigation, Trump is Tweetwalling the special counsel’s investigation. Where is our resident engineer, William Bayer, when we need him? What is the deflection limit for a Tweetwall? Or does the modulus of rupture control the analysis for Tweetwalling? How should I know? Turley seems to think that the Tweetwall may be admissible in a court of law against the Tweetwaller. If so, then would that be a rupture or a deflection of the Tweetwall or the Tweetwaller? Is it possible for a Tweetwall to whipsaw and steamroll a special counsel investigation into the Tweetwaller? How should I know?

  5. Turley! What makes you think McCabe hasn’t been abusing his FBI power all along, for decades? What evidence do you have of McCabe being a highly accomplished public servant. Most like, s**t just rose to the top!

    Did the Clintons not hammer Ken Star? Unlike “goody two shoes” Republicans, Trump knows how to fight.

    1. It is likely.
      This kind of behavior doesn’t just happen, but rather is the result of having done it many times before and gotten away with it.
      The thing that took him down, is his arrogance and sense of invulnerability based upon his high position, and compounded circumstance of his high position and the heightened power struggles made what ever he did far more obvious and under a microscope than he was ever used to before.

  6. Turley! What makes you think McCabe hasn’t been abusing his FBI power all along, for decades? What evidence do you have of McCabe being a highly accomplished public servant. Most like, s**t just rose to the top!

    Did the Clintons not hammer Ken Star? Unlike “goody two shoes” Republicans, Trump knows how to fight.

    1. Squeeky – I will admit Uncle Jed had a great truck. 😉 That thing had some serious miles on it. And we should all have Texas Tea. 😉

  7. After reading articles about Trump on this blog I have decided to vote for Trump early and often. I will send him five bucks too.
    The Dems will not come up with someone who can compete. There may be a new guy or gal out there but nothing is now seen on the horizon or Verizon.

    Trump will serve 8 years.

  8. With what Pres Trump, his family, and his administration has been put through since before he took office, he has a right to be angry and call people out! His 11 yr old son was shamed by media figures for being Austistic or mentally challenged. His wife was shamed for just being married to Trump and was dumped by the White House clothing designer to publicly humiliate her because of it. His daughter’s designs were dumped by retailers because of Democratic activists groups forcing boycotts! Democratic members of Congress have called for impeachment since November 2016, and they have used procedural tactics that have and will hold up nominees of his for the next 11 yrs. He’s been accused of something that never happened by US Gov law enforcement agencies that have “conspired” to oust him from office and maneuvered to keep him under permanent investigation until a crime can be found. Now we find out this conspiracy included members of our own Intel agencies and likely the Obama White House. Like him or not, all this man did as a cicitizen of the United States, under the laws of the Constitution, exercised his rights to run for public office. He’s been mocked by members of Congress as being “mentally unstable,” and “unfit for office!” The media claims he has a “low I.Q., and they have fat shamed him on a magazine cover in the nude. They’ve called him racist, sexist and homophobe! During the negotiations to solve DACA he was called one of “5 white guys trying to open a taco stand” by the Minority leader in the House of Representatives, and he’s been accused of sexual relationships by selective women paid and prompted by socialite lawyers to defame him! At this point, he has EVERY RIGHT to question publicly everyone’s motivation. Should he use restraint in some of his texts when it comes to certain things, yes. But then so should those in the highest levels of our gov who oppose him! The media and gov officials cry foul when a shooter opens fire on a school and can’t seem to understand why someone could be so cold and callous, because that shows a total disregard & respect for human life. These same people need only hit the rewind button over the last year to watch their total disregard & respect they too have shown publicly for this President, his family and his “voters” without a shot being fired! President Trump fights back, because when you don’t as many have found, the haters that control everything relating to power, can destroy you.

    1. Excellent post, Azway.

      Trump has shown super-human restraint – I hope he continues doing exactly what he’s doing, tweets included.

    2. Absolutely. Trump should be treated the same way that Trump treated Obama when president: with respect. Wait, what.

    3. Precisely, AZWAY. You stated your opinion beautifully; however, do not expect to change or modify the opinions of many on this blog, as they are so blinded and poisoned by their hysterical, and, mostly unfounded, hatred of anyone or anything related to Trump. I suspect that nothing which you claimed or stated will make one bit of a difference.

  9. I think what we are all seeing play out, is a version of the “comedy of manners.” Brittanica says:

    Comedy of manners
    narrative genre
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    The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica

    See Article History

    Comedy of manners, witty, cerebral form of dramatic comedy that depicts and often satirizes the manners and affectations of a contemporary society. A comedy of manners is concerned with social usage and the question of whether or not characters meet certain social standards. Often the governing social standard is morally trivial but exacting. The plot of such a comedy, usually concerned with an illicit love affair or similarly scandalous matter, is subordinate to the play’s brittle atmosphere, witty dialogue, and pungent commentary on human foibles.

    The comedy of manners, which was usually written by sophisticated authors for members of their own coterie or social class, has historically thrived in periods and societies that combined material prosperity and moral latitude. Such was the case in ancient Greece when Menander (c. 342–c. 292 bc) inaugurated New Comedy, the forerunner of comedy of manners. Menander’s smooth style, elaborate plots, and stock characters were imitated by the Roman poets Plautus (c. 254–184 bc) and Terence (186/185–159 bc), whose comedies were widely known and copied during the Renaissance.

    One of the greatest exponents of the comedy of manners was Molière, who satirized the hypocrisy and pretension of 17th-century French society in such plays as L’École des femmes (1662; The School for Wives) and Le Misanthrope (1666; The Misanthrope).

    In England the comedy of manners had its great day during the Restoration period. Although influenced by Ben Jonson’s comedy of humours, the Restoration comedy of manners was lighter, defter, and more vivacious in tone. Playwrights declared themselves against affected wit and acquired follies and satirized these qualities in caricature characters with label-like names such as Sir Fopling Flutter (in Sir George Etherege’s Man of Mode, 1676) and Tattle (in William Congreve’s The Old Batchelour, 1693). The masterpieces of the genre were the witty, cynical, and epigrammatic plays of William Wycherley (The Country-Wife, 1675) and William Congreve (The Way of the World, 1700). In the late 18th century Oliver Goldsmith (She Stoops to Conquer, 1773) and Richard Brinsley Sheridan (The Rivals, 1775; The School for Scandal, 1777) revived the form.

    The tradition of elaborate, artificial plotting and epigrammatic dialogue was carried on by the Anglo-Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). In the 20th century the comedy of manners reappeared in the witty, sophisticated drawing-room plays of the British dramatists Noël Coward and Somerset Maugham and the Americans Philip Barry and S.N. Behrman.

    Trump doesn’t put on all the la di dah aires that the Washington/New York upper white social classes want him do. No, Trump gets on Twitter and tells people exactly what he thinks. And it causing great distress to the upper crust, elite white folks.

    Trump is Cousin Eddie to them:

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

      1. I seen a video last showing Trump comment: What is the difference between my hair & a dead Raccoon? I’ve got 7 billion Phkin $$$$ in the bank.

        LOL. Of course that many years back, I haven’t a clue to the billions now but his supporters love style.

        1. Oops typo:

          I seen a video last night showing Trump comment: What is the difference between my hair & a wet Raccoon? I’ve got 7 billion Phkin $$$$ in the bank.

          Of course some with Trump Derangement Syndrome, TDS, may like the attempt at comedy with the typo. LOl

    1. Given a choice between taking a CDC, HHS, FDA govt approved Vaccine or getting Vaxxed by that slobbering Rottweiler dog every time… just as I do now. Knock on wood, so far so good.

      1. Yeah, like if slobber was bad for you, all the Democrats would be dead. Sheeesh, I thought there were Blackk Helicopters out there, but it was my amp feeding back. Whew!

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

  10. Yes, it is uncomfortable–if not, unbecoming–for a President to have to resort to using, of all things, Twitter, to get his side, across. To get his story, across. To get his position, across. Why. . .we have never witnessed such audacity! Such nerve! How uncouth! How indignified! Well, this pattern is easily explained–with past Presidents, like Obama and Clinton, the press, consistently, was on their respective sides, regardless of their many scandals. Said scandals were either given a pass, where they were explained away by the less than objective water boys in the press, or, said scandals were ignored, altogether, by the complicit MSM. The so-called, independent press, acted more like an arm of the White House and an extension of its control. Obama and Clinton, cloaked in such an impenetrable shield, let their pals in the press coverage for their misdeeds. They never scrambled to defend themselves–they didn’t need to do so. The press glorified them. Exhaulted them. Made them out to be heroes. Regardless of the despicable acts and widespread corruption. Trump doesn’t have that luxury. The press has decided that it will not rest until he is out of office. Period.

  11. He has the most tremendous success and incredible administration in the history of the United States yet everyone has to be shifted around or fired. Makes sense.

    Or it’s just a cover to remove key people in the DOJ (soon?) while dismissing it as merely part of a general shake-up. Maybe.

  12. As unorthodox as it seems the President not a refined politician is responding in the only way he understands will bypass the media taint and get his responses directly to us, we the people.

  13. I believe that Trumps attacks are designed to expose which republicans are actually in his Camp. Understanding trump requires you think from the embattled position he lives in daily. His methods are not understood because no one has ever seen a POTUS like him before – (a non politician business man who is running our US Corporation). Managing our own expectations allow us to better understand him better.

    1. Trump ran, what was it, 3 or 4, business entities into bankruptcy? And, American credit dried up, replaced by Russian money according to reported quotes by Eric Trump. If that’s not true, Trump can correct it, by showing his tax returns.

  14. It’s almost as if our prez is trying to see how far he can get before being impeached. Or is he trying to distract everyone while someone(s) else is coming in the back door.

    1. LOL,

      At this point Squeeky, et al. what Difference does it make. ?


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