BEFORE TRUMP is guaranteed in Bedminster, New Jersey, he ordered the national security secretaries from the FBI to DNI, to appear in the White House briefing room. It did not go as planned.
While Bolton said Trump raised the issue during an expanded bilateral meeting with Putin, Coats clearly stated that he is “not in a position to either understand fully or talk about what happened in Helsinki.” [CNN]
The special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller has the accidental White House occupant in a panic.
..This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2018
The above tweet’s link is here, but people will have a hard time finding it in Trump’s Twitter thread. You can thank his lawyers for that, I’d guess, because after he put it out there was a massive freak out. Calls to media and an effort to walk it back.
The tweet is an example in plain site of the accidental White House occupant’s mind set. Panic, in a word.
You would think the American public would have the same reaction when they heard Trump’s director of national intelligence once again admit he doesn’t know the details of the Helsinki summit with Putin.
Ignorance is bliss in Trumpland.
…But if the threat of more Russian interference is real, continuing and serious, well, the president of the United States had a different message when he was campaigning last night in Pennsylvania. “In Helsinki, I had a great meeting with [Vladimir] Putin,” he said. “We discussed everything — I had a great meeting. We got along really well. By the way, that’s a good thing, not a bad thing. That’s a really good thing. Now we’re being hindered by the Russian hoax. It’s a hoax, OK? I’ll tell you what, Russia’s very unhappy that Trump won, that I can tell you.” [NBC News]