Trump’s Bullying of the Justice Department Again Must Mean the Russia Investigation Is Heating Up

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Whenever President Donald Trump starts tweeting wildly and furiously, it usually means he’s bothered about the Russia investigation. On Sunday the president fired off a series of all-cap-and-exclamation-point-laden tweets that were all over the place. In the end, the most telling tweet, and the one that proves that Trump is about his business of deflecting all news pertaining to the Russia investigation, was his last one, in which he stated:


Let’s think about this for a second.

It isn’t as if it would be hard work to join the Trump team, since all one would need to do is get a pair of khakis from Walmart, a polo shirt and a “Make America Great Again” hat. Next, when and if spoken to, they would need to shout out racial slurs and random chants of “Build that wall!” Last, if ever in the presence of Trump, they would have to praise him with shallow compliments, like, “Wow, your skin is really glowing like a fucking orange orb of hatred and sexism!”

So let’s stop acting as if “infiltrating” the Trump campaign was really a difficult thing.

It turns out that Trump might be right, but he also may be wrong. Follow me: This whole brouhaha began after a New York Times article claimed that there was, in fact, an informant in Trump’s campaign, but only after the FBI received evidence that two members of Trump’s team, George Papadopoulos and Carter Page, had made contact with suspicious Russian characters. Of course, the president leaves this part out.

However, because Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is in constant fear for his job, he has decided to acquiesce to the president’s demands.

“If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action,” Rosenstein said in a statement viewed by the BBC.


And because Trump still doesn’t realize that the employees of the Department of Justice are not his personal henchmen, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) tweeted a word just to remind the president how this works.

“The Justice Department is not an arm of the White House. The Justice Department is independent and serves the American people,” Feinstein wrote. “Its job is to follow the facts and the law. Law enforcement investigations must be initiated and carried out free from political interference.”


Feinstein’s statement was echoed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “For months, @realDonaldTrump has insulted & tried to discredit the men & women at FBI & DOJ in self-serving attempts to distract from the Trump-Russia scandal,” Pelosi tweeted. “His conspiratorial fantasies must not be allowed to undermine the proper function of our justice system.”

Always remember that every move Trump makes is to benefit Trump and his Russian administration. So the New York Times is always “the failing New York Times” or “fake news” until it writes a story that benefits Trump. As such, he’s now demanding that the DOJ investigate a claim made by the Times that includes unnamed sources, which, Trump has claimed when the stories damage his administration, are just made-up people.


Everything in Trump’s world must service Trump or else it’s dismissed. If we’ve learned anything in watching Trump’s maniacal tweeting habits, it’s this: Whenever he starts trying to take the attention off his administration, it’s usually because something else is heating up.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.


Mercenary Chef

So, the president is acting off of a Fake News article from a Failing Newspaper, and hunting for people they Probably Made Up.


Had anyone checked him for advanced stage syphilis, lately?