With the 2020 election just a few scant weeks away now, things are getting as testy as ever in Washington DC.
Adding to the already potent brew of partisan bickering and treacherous trickery is the fact that 2016’s “RussiaGate” ruse is back in focus, thanks in no small part to US Attorney John Durham’s ongoing probe into just how that entire debacle got started.
President Trump, understandably frantic due to the coming election, has long insisted that Durham’s probe could shed some light on the alleged misbehavior of the Obama administration during that election. This week, the Commander in Chief took that sentiment up a few notches, demanding that the Attorney General start cuffing folks.
During a live phone-in on Fox Business, Donald Trump complained again that not enough of his political enemies have been arrested – and said attorney general Bill Barr could find himself in “a sad situation” if he doesn’t start rounding them up.
The blunt warning comes after Mr Trump left Walter Reed Medical Centre and returned to Twitter with a blizzard of angry tweets and retweets, many of them calling for the indictment of Obama administration figures.
The president’s rambling and ill-tempered interview with Maria Bartiromo on Thursday saw him run through a long list of his usual grievances, but he was particularly rancorous on the subject of supposed Obama-era “crimes” against him for which he wants to see his predecessor indicted, along with Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and many others.
Trump’s language was unmistakable.
“Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes,” declared the president, “the greatest political crime in the history of our country, then we’re gonna get little satisfaction unless I win. Because I won’t forget it. But these people should be indicted, this was the greatest political crime in the history of our country. And that includes Obama, and that includes Biden; these are people that spied on my campaign, and we have everything.
The latest news from the Durham probe has indicated that there would be no major revelations coming in the case prior to the 2020 election – a reality that hasn’t sat well with President Trump.
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