While Trump insists there “was no crime,” Mueller has charged 19 different individuals with crimes, including Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman (Paul Manafort) and 13 Russian nationals. In addition, five individuals have pleaded guilty, including Trump’s former national security adviser (Michael Flynn), a former top Trump campaign and transition official (Rick Gates) and a former Trump foreign-policy adviser (George Papadopoulos).
Trump says there was “no collusion” but even Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee call that into question. “What we said … is that we found no evidence of it,” Rep. Michael Conaway said.
Damn! Back to the whole “fake dossier” shit again? Hell, Democrats and Republicans have both admitted the original inquiry began with George Papadopoulos’ conversation with an Australian diplomat that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton. “The Papadopoulos information triggered the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation in late July 2016 by FBI agent Peter Strzok.” That bit is from the memo Rep. Devin Nunes produced and no one is sucking on Trump’s tiny dick more than Nunes.
Was the FISA wiretap of former Trump adviser Carter Page surveillance of the Trump campaign? The FISA court order to begin surveillance on Page took place after Page left the campaign.
Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina, said if the president was innocent, he should ‘act like it’ and leave Mr. Mueller alone, warning of dire repercussions if the president tried to fire the special counsel.
Li'l Donnie doth protest too much, methinks.