President Trump has tweeted 12 times so far.
In one tweet he proclaims his campaign was “conclusively spied on,” adding “this was TREASON!”
The Southern Border
1. We need Democrat votes and all will be well!
The Democrats now realize that there is a National Emergency at the Border and that, if we work together, it can be immediately fixed. We need Democrat votes and all will be well!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
2. Catch & Telease loophole…[I suspect by the time of this post this tweet will be deleted and reissued, maybe…]
Border Patrol is apprehending record numbers of people at the Southern Border. The bad “hombres,” of which there are many, are being detained & will be sent home. Those which we release under the ridiculous Catch & Telease loophole, are being registered and will be removed later!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
3. Please do not make yourselves too comfortable, you will be leaving soon!
All people that are illegally coming into the United States now will be removed from our Country at a later date as we build up our removal forces and as the laws are changed. Please do not make yourselves too comfortable, you will be leaving soon!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
4. Good chance!
Will the Democrats give our Country a badly needed immigration win before the election? Good chance!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
On Thursday President Trump unveiled what he called a plan that would, “transform America’s immigration system into the pride of our nation and the envy of the modern world.”
During the Rose Garden event, the President explained that, “This plan was not developed, I’m sorry to say, by politicians. We have a lot of politicians. But you respect the people and you know the people that have developed this plan. It was designed with significant input from our great law enforcement professionals to detail what they need to make our border — which is 100 percent operationally secure. One hundred percent.”
On Wednesday CNN’s host of The Lead, Jake Tapper explained that some Republican Senators such as Lindsey Graham (R-SC), feel the plan is not designed to become law.
"Trump is finally unveiling what his White House calls a plan to revamp the immigration system" says @jaketapper, but according to CNN's sources, some of the Republican senators who've heard it, were "underwhelmed with the presentation and the policy." https://t.co/jjyjC0zbyC pic.twitter.com/6h57iutUnB— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) May 15, 2019
CNN notes that privately one unnamed Republican Senator explained of past efforts by the White House and the Republican Senators, “Last time, we thought we were moving in the same direction as the administration. We found out two days before the vote that they were not supportive of what we were doing.”
For What It’s Worth: Both the House and the Senate while Republicans controlled the majority, failed to reach an immigration reform agreement. In order to reform our immigration system, it will take a both parties, regardless who holds the majority.
The Rest of the Tweets.
5. Quotes Fox & Friends.
“What happened is that Donald Trump won. Down goes Comey.” @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
6. All Caps.
DRAIN THE SWAMP!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
7. All Caps [is he saying while he’s president that America is not great?]
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
8. Fox Poll.
New Fox Poll: 58% of people say that the FBI broke the law in investigating Donald J. Trump. @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
9. My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on [legally investigated] TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON! [Let it sink in the President of the United States is calling investigations into wrong doing on behalf of team Trump, Treason…]
My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
10. AFTER getting a most powerful demand notice for them from Congress? [oh the irony].
Will Jerry Nadler ever look into the fact that Crooked Hillary deleted and acid washed 33,000 emails AFTER getting a most powerful demand notice for them from Congress?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
The Fake News Media is hurting our Country with its fraudulent and highly inaccurate coverage of Iran. It is scattershot, poorly sourced (made up), and DANGEROUS. At least Iran doesn’t know what to think, which at this point may very well be a good thing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
12. why was I not told so that I could make a change?
It now seems the General Flynn was under investigation long before was common knowledge. It would have been impossible for me to know this but, if that was the case, and with me being one of two people who would become president, why was I not told so that I could make a change?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019
Fox News Poll surveyed 1,008 people, between May 11th, and May 14th.
The poll, Fox News explains found that “A majority (58 percent) thinks it is at least somewhat likely the FBI broke the law when it first started investigating the Trump campaign: 24 percent say “extremely” likely, 14 percent “very” likely and 20 percent “somewhat” likely. Republicans (77 percent) are 35 points more likely than Democrats (42 percent) to believe there is at least a chance illegal activity happened.”
In that same poll 45 percent of those surveyed found that Attorney General William Barr’s behavior equaled a cover-up, while 33 percent said he was being transparent, with 23 percent said they were unsure.
Can you imagine how Trump’s tweet is being received in the FBI and DOJ?— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) May 17, 2019
The message is clear—if you investigate Trump, you could face years in prison for doing your job even if a court authorized your surveillance and you had a good reason to investigate. https://t.co/0ipCoRbTIb
“AFTER getting a most powerful demand notice for them from Congress?” I lol’d, sorry not sorry, but really, a most powerful demand meaning a Congressional Subpoena, in which the President and his team have not only sued to squash but called on witnesses to ignore.
Why wasn’t he told not to hire Flynn.
CNN in May of 2017 reported, “Then-President Barack Obama warned President-elect Donald Trump in November against hiring retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, former Obama administration officials confirmed to CNN Monday.”
The New York Times reported in May of 2017, “President Barack Obama warned Donald J. Trump against hiring Michael T. Flynn to be part of his national security team when Mr. Obama met with his successor in the Oval Office two days after the November election, two former Obama administration officials said on Monday.”
NBC News reported that according to three former Obama administration officials that spoke with them in May of 2017, that, “Former President Obama warned President Donald Trump against hiring Mike Flynn as his national security adviser,” they added, “A senior Trump administration official acknowledged Monday that Obama raised the issue of Flynn, saying the former president made clear he was “not a fan of Michael Flynn.” Another official said Obama’s remark seemed like it was made in jest.”
Fox News also in May of 2017 reported that, “President Barack Obama personally warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn to serve as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials said Monday, underscoring the depths of the outgoing White House’s concern about the man Trump would ultimately fire.”
They quote former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer as saying at the time, “President Obama made it known that he wasn’t exactly a fan of Gen. Flynn’s.”
Fox News goes on to say that the revelation that President Trump was warned against hiring Flynn had followed former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testimony before a Senate panel in which she said, “You don’t want your national security adviser compromised with the Russians.”
The tweets from President Trump come just a day after U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered “that prosecutors make public a transcript of a phone call that former national security adviser Michael Flynn tried hard to hide with a lie: his conversation with a Russian ambassador in late 2016,” The Washington Post reported.
The 15 page public release notes that Flynn who pleaded guilty to lying to Federal Investigators, assisted Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, “with several ongoing investigations.”
Possible war with Iran.
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that, “The Trump administration is sending top national security officials to brief Congress on escalating tensions with Iran, agreeing to multiple meetings intended to head off growing frustration with the president and his senior advisers.”
According to the article the questions lawmakers are expected to want answered surround “threats facing U.S. troops in the Middle East and the corresponding response from Washington, including the deployment of additional warplanes and a carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf, the decision to extract diplomatic personnel from Iraq, and reports of a possibly drastic expansion of the military’s footprint throughout the region.”
The article notes, “Lawmakers in both political parties want clarity on the intelligence that has informed those measures, and many have become aggravated with the lack of information from the administration.”
This post will be updated within reason.