For those with short memories ?
(FBI agents probably don’t)
Donald Trump went straight at the FBI when he got in office and was smuching up with Russian President Putin….
He fired a few of their bosses….
It’s the way he operates….
Go STRONG against adversaries ….
(Don’t contest the facts)
Most people do NOT gamble this way….
Heck…. Trump goes after judges….
THAT has not worked mostly…..
We’re back at this again …..
Donald Trump’s name is plastered in ALL sorts of criminal investigations handled by the Justice Dept.
FBI agents in that organization took it on the chin….
I do NOT think they are gonna be sloppy in the several crimnal investigations running against Trump & Co.
They KNOW that Donald Trump IS a serial liar….
They’ll be doing their homework with the facts…….
Trump does his dirty work with Bull Shit….
And the pleading the Fifth …..
That this reaction was based on claims of political bias within the FBI that have no basis in the available evidence was beside the point. The point was that the FBI became the opposition, just as Trump would have hoped.
But it turns out that this wasn’t enough. Baseless assertions of impropriety and bias by the FBI have now been kicked up a notch with multiple figures on the right claiming — again without evidence, much less justification — that maybe the agents planted evidence as they combed through Mar-a-Lago. Because, it seems, any opponent of Trump’s must be cast in the most nefarious terms possible.
The insinuation was first made by Trump attorney Christina Bobb. Speaking to a right-wing streaming service, Bobb (herself a veteran of the right-wing network One America News) repeatedly tried to suggest that the FBI had acted inappropriately. She asked to see their warrant when she arrived at Mar-a-Lago on Monday morning; she claims they at first resisted. She hoped to observe the search; they prevented her from doing so…
“Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they wanted to be left alone, without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, ‘planting,’ ” Trump wrote. “Why did they STRONGLY insist on having nobody watching them, everybody out?”
This isn’t skepticism. This is Trump continuing a years-long pattern of disparaging the integrity of the FBI at every opportunity, solely to inoculate his supporters against occasions in which he was or might be the focus of the FBI’s interest. For occasions, that is, like this one.
There is an added benefit to this line of argument. Should the FBI announce that it uncovered something incriminating among the documents, Trump et al have a prefabricated response: You put it there. The base inoculated once again….
What happened to ALL that Republican ‘Law and Order’ support?