It’s President’s Day.
Happy President’s Day.
Prior to President’s Day, President Trump tweeted 3 more times, re-tweeted 2 of his own tweets from Valentine’s Day, and re-tweeted an opinion piece posted at the Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley Strassel.
On President’s Day, President Trump has tweeted so far 5 times.
As Sunday’s and Monday’s tweets flow together Sunday night’s tweets will be posted first followed by Monday’s.
8. Quotes Rush Limbaugh.
9. The Mueller investigation is totally conflicted, illegal and rigged!…Witch Hunt!
10. Opinion Piece Kim Strassel
1. Quote from NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian.
2. He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty)….
3. This was the illegal and treasonous “insurance policy” in full action!
4. Great analysis by @foxandfriends!
5. Quotes Dan Bongino.
Five day’s ago NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian reported “After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee.”
In the article he explains that “along party lines,” the committee members disagree “when it comes to the implications of a pattern of contacts they have documented between Trump associates and Russians,” contact which “occurred before, during and after Russian intelligence operatives were seeking to help Donald Trump by leaking hacked Democratic emails and attacking his opponent, Hillary Clinton, on social media.”
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), explained to NBC News, “There is no factual evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”
Ranking member Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), told reporters, “I’m not going to get into any conclusions I have,” he added, “there’s never been a campaign in American history … that people affiliated with the campaign had as many ties with Russia as the Trump campaign did.”
One thing both Chairman Burr and Ranking Member Warner agree is that the final report has not been finished, with Democrat committee members telling NBC News, it could take six months or longer to draft the final report.
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was as The Washington Post notes, nominated by President Trump in November 2016, he was confirmed by a Republican held Senate on February 8th, 2017.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was as The Washington Post notes, nominate by President Trump in January 2017, he was confirmed by a Republican held Senate on April 25, 2017.
According to Congress.gov, Sessions was confirmed 52-47.
According to Congress.gov, Rosenstein was confirmed 94-6.
The tweets from President Trump are responses to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview which aired Sunday.
CBS News has the full interview that is about 28 minutes long.
Highlights via @60Minutes Twitter Account.
McCabe explains that it was possible with the firing of FBI Director James Comey the President may have committed obstruction of justice. He added later that an investigation “doesn’t mean someone is guilty.”
As The New York Times reported in September of 2018, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had reportedly “suggested last year [May 2017] that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.”
McCabe explains that during the days following Comey’s firing it was chaos, the suggestion seemed in McCabe’s view to just be something that was floated at the time, though McCabe explains he can’t remember how it was brought up, given the chaos surrounding the Comey firing.
According to 60 Minutes the Department of Justice released a statement that explained McCabe’s story was “inaccurate and factually incorrect,” adding “the Deputy Attorney General never authorized any recording. Nor was the Deputy Attorney General in a position to consider invoking the 25th Amendment.”
McCabe explains in this clip that President Trump dismissed reports that North Korea had the missile capability to strike the U.S., according to McCabe, President Trump’s reason for dismissing U.S. intelligence was because the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin told him they did not.
This would not be the first time President Trump seemed to side with Putin over his intelligence agencies assessments.
As the News Blender reported in July, President Trump during a joint presser with Putin, when asked who did President Trump believe his U.S. intelligence that concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 Presidential Election, or Russia who has denied that meddling, President Trump said in part, “I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be,” Russia.
His full answer:
Trump: So let me just say that we have two thoughts. You have groups wondering why the FBI never took the server. Why haven’t they taken the server? Why was the FBI told to leave the office of the democratic national committee. I’ve been wondering that. I’ve been asking that for months and months and I’ve been tweeting it out and calling it out on social media. Where is the server. I want to know where is the server and what is the server saying. With that being said, all I can do is ask the question, people came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others and said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin he just said its not Russia. I will say this I don’t see any reason why it would be, but I really do want to see the server, but I have, but I have confidence in both parties. I really believe this will probably go one for a while, but I don’t think it can go on without finding out what happened to the server. What happened to the servers of the Pakistan gentleman, that worked on the DNC, where are the servers. There missing, where are they. What happened to Hillary Clinton’s emails, 33, 000 emails gone, just gone. I think in Russia they wouldn’t be gone so easily. I think it’s a disgrace, that we can’t get Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 emails…
McCabe told 60 Minutes reporter Scott Pelley that his notes taken after meeting with President Trump are now in the custody of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, “Those memos are in the custody of the special counsel’s team.”
As a reminder: Six people with personal ties to President Trump have been charged in crimes relating to the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, as The New York Times explains five of those individual’s have pleaded guilty such as former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and the former lawyer of President Trump Michael Cohen.
6. Hope you are enjoying your President’s Day
President Trump’s first tweet for Monday came at 6:56 a.m., his first mention of President’s Day came at 3:22 p.m.
This post will be updated within reason.