Washington, DC. The President of the United States is at the center of a time bomb he can not stop going off, as his opponents have now seated a special prosecutor to investigate real and imagined Russian connections to his administration, with a mind to blowing him clean out of the White House and ending his political career.
American President Trump reportedly took the news of former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s appointment as a special counsel to independently investigate his campaign’s ties to Russia well on Wednesday night. Then came the morning.
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Trump tweeted early Thursday. “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!”
The tweets fly in the face of the statement issued on Wednesday night which had appeared as an attempt by Trump’s staff to tamp down the raging political storm over Russia which has resulted in Trump’s worst week in office so far.
Trump learned of the Justice Department’s decision to tap Mueller after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein informed White House counsel Don McGahn, who in turn told Trump.
“Trump handled it better than anyone expected,” citing a source in the room. “His reaction was ‘extremely measured,’ another said. He didn’t yell or scream. He told the assembled crowd they had nothing to hide.”
The naming of Mueller represents a threat to the White House because he will be armed with sweeping powers, including the right to subpoena documents or interview the President as he builds a case centered on the question of if anyone in Trump’s circle colluded with the Russians to influence the course of the election or committed any crimes while working for the Russian Federation.
In a later statement, Trump said he was confident he would be cleared in the probe.
“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House. “I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country.”
The President’s attorney Rosenstein ,who did not consult with the White House nor Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the choice of Mueller — is due on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon to brief senators regarding Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey.
“Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media,” Trump said. “No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly.”
Trump must now look forward to being hounded by his own administration for simply trying to produce better US-Russian relations. Sadly, most Americans have no idea that all of this “Russian meddling” is a problem not made in Moscow, but one actually made, funded and constructed in Kiev.