Donald Trump, whose impeachment numbers are polling higher than his approval numbers, whose financial records are in the process of being turned over to House Democrats, and whose scandals are eating him alive, is finished. It’s just a question now of whether his presidency ends in ouster or a blowout loss in 2020. Today, Trump had one of his worst days yet. So now he’s trying to salvage his dying presidency with one of his most psychotic moves yet.
With his failed public testimony, Attorney General William Barr made himself a liability for Donald Trump. Barr’s decision to give redacted Mueller report information to Adam Schiff, made him even more a problem for Trump. But now it appears Barr has found a way to get back into Trump’s good graces – for the moment at least – by agreeing to launch a fraudulent criminal investigation into the FBI agents who exposed Trump’s criminal scandals. Trump just made an announcement which reveals the extent to which this whacked out plot extends. Trump tweeted this:
Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election. The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.”
Based on his various statements on the matter to date, it appears Donald Trump is somewhere between strategically pushing this phony narrative because he wants to distract from his own very real criminal scandals, and honestly believing this nonsense because he’s becoming more mentally incompetent by the day. It’s also unclear if Barr is actually carrying out the investigation described above, which would be a felony on his part, and would ensure that Barr would go to prison for the rest of his life once Trump is gone.
Either way, the worst has to be assumed on this. As of Donald Trump’s tweet this evening, House Democrats have to assume that William Barr really is illegally carrying out the above investigation, and they must remove him from power as quickly as possible, by any and all legal means necessary. Earlier today, House Democrats hinted that they’ll be carrying out contempt of Congress penalties against Barr next week. Whatever the Democrats are planning, they may want to step it up a notch.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report