Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey testified under oath to Congress two things. First, that there is no evidence to support Donald Trump’s claim that Obama had Donald Trump wiretapped during the presidential campaign. Or, to put that in plain English, Trump lied, and continues to repeatedly lie (since he is allergic to apologizing — or just backing down — even when he is caught blatantly lying).
One thing that is interesting about this is it is apparent that Trump got his original claim from Andrew Napolitano, who made the claim on Fox News. And Napolitano in turn got it from RT, the Russian state-sponsored news network. So the Russian government starts some fake news, which is repeated by Fox News, and then by our president. Sad.
Which brings us to the second thing in Comey’s testimony. Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
Could it get any worse? Yes it can!
In response, Trump tweeted “The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process.” Yup, Trump lies again. That’s not what they said at all.
Trump mentions the NSA, and they did also testify to Congress. They said that Trump is endangering the security of the US. Trump has claimed that Obama had the Brits wiretap Trump during the election. The NSA said these claims are nonsense, and “clearly frustrates a key ally of ours”. Trump also insulted Germany by reminding German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week during her visit that the US had wiretapped her. That wiretap became public because of leaks by Edward Snowden (who is now living in Russia). That leak stirred anti-US sentiment in Germany, and Trump bringing it up again just causes problems for both the German and US governments.
Meanwhile, Trump took another weekend vacation at Mar-a-Lago, playing golf rather than working on his promise to get Obamacare repealed. He even failed to show up for a meeting with Senator Ted Cruz, who flew to Mar-a-Lago to talk about the health care bill.
Meanwhile, Trump’s approval rating continues to drop. It is currently at 37%, with 58% of Americans disapproving of his performance as president.
Is it too soon for impeachment?
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