Sunday, December 10, 2017

Trump Continues to Disrespect FBI

President Donald Trump's escalating assault on the "rigged" and "sick" institutions of the government that he leads may portend an ominous end game to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Trump's blast at a campaign rally on Friday night followed a week of rising attacks on Mueller and the FBI from pro-Trump media outlets and personalities and prominent conservatives in Congress. The President did not name Mueller at the boisterous event in Pensacola, Florida, avoiding specific attacks on the probe after a flurry of furious tweets last weekend may have deepened his political and legal exposure. But he enriched his building narrative that unnamed forces within the US government were thwarting his administration, just days after unloading on the FBI on Twitter, when he said the bureau's reputation was in "tatters."

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"This is a rigged system. This is a sick system from the inside. And, you know, there is no country like our country but we have a lot of sickness in some of our institutions," Trump told the crowd in Florida.

The timing of the assault is unlikely to be an accident.

The new intensity in attacks against Mueller and the FBI followed the plea deal reached by fired national security adviser Michael Flynn last week, that could see him testify against key figures in the President's inner circle.

Trump responded to the rising threat by suggesting that there was something corrupt in a system that indicted Flynn but did not prosecute his former election rival over her email server.

Trump's return to the "rigged" system rhetoric reflects his consistent political strategy of seeking enemies against which to define himself.

Comments

Isn't this the same crowd in FL he told to go vote for Roy Moore.... in GA??

Talk about rigging a system.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-10 01:39 AM

In AL, I mean. Although parts of GA and N FL are just as bad.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-10 01:41 AM

i GUARANTEE rightwing vote tampering WILL OCCUR.
--proving the system will no longer be rigged. DTS!!! - DOTUS

#3 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-10 04:19 AM

Eventually he will extol his 30% to load up the AR15s and fly the Stars and Bars on their Trucks and defend him against the agents who arrest him.

There will be blood.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-10 07:04 PM

Would not have happened had the FBI had not be partisan hacks for Hillary.

#5 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-12-10 07:41 PM

Yeah, who knows what would have happened had not Comey tossed Hillary's emails and Anthony Wiener in front of the Billy Bush bus just in the nick of time.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-10 08:08 PM

Under Hoover, the FBI waged all out illegal wars against people who believed in a progressive society based on our founding constitutional principals. Their forensic test labs have had a dark sordid past which provided made to order evidence suitable for convicting the innocent. Bone of these historic problems are an excuse to give Trump a pass for his crimes.

#7 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-12-10 09:14 PM

Trump isn't just disrespecting the FBI ~ he's accusing them of railroading him.

I think it's safe to assume that Trump is once again resorting to his usual scorched earth tactic ~ the same one he always uses when he is threated by the truth. It's the one thing that Trump fears, the one thing that he banked on never being disclosed, the one thing that would bring down his house of deceit.

The truth is Trump's enemy ~ not the FBI.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-12-11 02:50 AM

Trump Continues to Disrespect FBI

At least Trump/Trump supporters have something in common with the Black Lives Matter movement: They have a beef with law enforcement.

#9 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2017-12-11 05:24 AM

Is there any non-partisan entity in the US that he hasn't disrespected?

#10 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-12-11 12:22 PM

Why should anyone respect what the fbi has become? They are a bunch of dem shills.

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-11 01:24 PM

Why should anyone respect what the fbi has become? They are a bunch of dem shills.

#11 | Posted by Sniper

Yeah and you know it's true because the world's most famous liar says so!
And you're a moron so you believe him!

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-11 01:34 PM

Robert Mueller is a decorated marine veteran, a 12-year US attorney, and a GW Bush nominee to run the FBI.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2017-12-11 01:34 PM

Would not have happened had the FBI had not be partisan hacks for Hillary.

#5 | Posted by MSgt

Yeah they were so FOR HILLARY that they announced she was under investigation during the election, and didn't announce that trump was under investigation, right dummy?

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-11 01:35 PM

I left out that te senate confirmed him 98-0. Do they always do that for dem shills?

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2017-12-11 01:35 PM

Yeah and you know it's true because the world's most famous liar says so!
And you're a moron so you believe him!

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

No, o'bummer didn't tell me that. And you are a moron for even thinking that.

#16 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-11 06:08 PM

Robert Mueller is a decorated marine veteran, a 12-year US attorney, and a GW Bush nominee to run the FBI.

#13 | Posted by JOE

So what doe that all mean? He is still a hiltabeast supporter.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-11 06:10 PM

No, o'bummer didn't tell me that. And you are a moron for even thinking that.

#16 | Posted by Sniper

Trump tells more lies on a tuesday than obama told his entire presidency.

How do you feel about him scorning hillary's connections to goldman sachs, then hiring a bunch of goldman sachs bankers into his white house?

How long does it take a moron to realize he's been conned?

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-11 06:13 PM

I'm pretty sure Sniper cashes checks in Rubles. Either he is a Russian troll or without a doubt the stupidest, most gullible loser ever. If he's not a Russian troll then he likely lives in his mama's basement wearing a stars n bars wife beater and cut off jean shorts waiting for the tax cut that's not coming.

I'm hoping the Drumpfsuckers enjoy the same diet BLOTUS does, because if that's the case they'll be dead in 15 years, and we can erase this horrible era from our memories.

#19 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-12-11 09:58 PM

I'm hoping the Drumpfsuckers enjoy the same diet BLOTUS does, because if that's the case they'll be dead in 15 years, and we can erase this horrible era from our memories.

#19 | Posted by _Gunslinger_

You can't erase a cultural and economic and environmental meltdown. You can only repair it.

Of course the costs of repairs will be high, and all the trump chumps who have no problem pissing away money for the rich will say we can't afford any of it.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-11 11:09 PM

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