This is quite something. Donald Trump tweeted today:
This follows a number of releases of some newly-declassified documents which at least suggest that not only was Russia/Collusion invented by the Hillary Clinton campaign to distract from her E-mail scandal, but that the CIA knew that Hillary was planning this and briefed President Obama about it beforehand.
If true, this means that all the principles involved in the three year investigation of Trump knew that it was a political hit job right from the beginning.
Yes, it’s a link to Fox News, but I used them because the article has the best set of links to the source documents.
Possibly related, the Justice Department has annouced a press conference for tomorrow morning at 11 AM ‘on a matter of national security’. I have no idea what it is, but coming right after Trump’s order to declassify all documents related to the Russia Collusion investigation, I suspect it’s related. However, it could be them complaining about how dangerous the release of the docs is for national security or something. Or maybe they are going to announce new investigations in light of the release.
Thoughts? My first one was that if Trump was guilty of any collusion at all, he would never have authorized the complete release of all documents without redaction. So at lest HE believs something is there that, if released, will help his re-election. Maybe he’s deluded.
This does seem like a good candidate for an ‘October Surprise’. I’m interested in other ways to interpret this, though. I don’t trust either side to play straight these days, so getting both sides seems to be the only way to make sense of things.
Comments? Speculation on the presser tomorrow? It includes the assistant Attorney General, the current Director of the FBI, the acting head of the Washington Field office of the FBI, and a U.S. attorney for Eastern Virginia.
Based on the players, myt guess is that it looks like some sort of criminal investigation or indictment is coming down inside Virginia related to national security.