The FBI confirmed this morning what we already suspected, that Donald Trump and his associates are under investigation for possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 president campaign. If you’re actually surprised that Trump is being investigated, you must have been living under a rock for the past year.
FBI Director Comey confirms the bureau is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election https://t.co/T4SIrRPYDE
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) March 20, 2017
Prior to his campaign, Trump bragged about his ties to Russia. His son claimed that they did a lot of business in Russia, and Trump stated that he had a relationship with Trump. His former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was tied to the previous pro-Russian government in the Ukraine, and Michael Flynn was a paid employee of Moscow’s state propaganda network, RT.
After the election, suspicions of Russian meddling were confirmed. I think this is why Ted Cruz finally decided to make nice with Trump, because he sees a golden opportunity to gain more political power should Trump and/or Mike Pence resign or be impeached.
Trump has to have known for months that he was under investigation. It would make sense then that he was trying to discredit the press and the intelligence community, because he knew that they have a lot of dirt on him and his associates.
Now that the FBI has confirmed that Trump is under investigation, it’s going to be a lot harder for him to retain any shred of legitimacy. Republicans in Congress will likely distance themselves lest they get pulled in by the political undertow. There will be jockeying and elbowing trying to get as far away from Trump as possible, and to position themselves for if and when he resigns.
Sean Spicer is going to have one hell of a time explaining this one away. I guarantee it.
Sean Spicer, upon realizing he has to do another press briefing pic.twitter.com/SnUgMc6AFo
— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) March 20, 2017