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Saturday, June 17, 2017

The president can't stop talking about the expanding Russia probes, and advisers say they're worried he's making the situation worse. President Donald Trump received three separate assurances from former FBI Director James Comey that he personally was not under investigation -- but may now be under investigation because he couldn't let his obsession go. The greatest threat to Trump and his presidency, say administration officials and outside advisers, comes from his own conduct and obsessive behavior after he took office. While congressional and FBI investigations may prove Trump or his team broke laws before he took office, his advisers say they're more worried that the things he's done since the inauguration may have left him exposed to obstruction of justice or other charges.




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"You may be the first president in history to go down because you can't stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that if you just were quiet would clear you," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said last weekend.

Just as he has done publicly on Twitter, Trump has told friends and associates that the investigation is a "witch hunt" and that others are out to get him. "It's basically all he talks about on the phone," said one adviser who has spoken with Trump and his top aides.

Aides have tried to change the subject, with little luck. Advisers have tried to buck up the president by telling him to be patient, agreeing that it is a "witch hunt" and urging him to just let it play out -- and reassuring him "eventually you will be cleared," in the words of one.

But none of that has changed Trump's response.


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FBI must be damned close.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-16 07:54 AM | Reply

"The target is getting buggy" in FBI parlance.

But if he has nothing to hide, he has nothing to fear, right, Righties?


#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-06-17 08:31 AM | Reply

For Trump, the worst part of prison will be the inability to tweet.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-06-17 08:42 AM | Reply

It is too late for this at this point, But the best thing for Pres Trump to do is to continue to act with the air of overwhelming innocence.

He should have said, "Bring it on, I'm innocent, and I will prove my innocence."

Instead, Pres Trump is digging a deeper hole for himself, and giving the investigators more evidence of other possible wrong doings.

Stated differently, initially the investigation started out as one of collusion with Russians. Personally, I'm not convinced anything along those lines occurred, even though there is a lot of suspicious ~things~ that are going on with Russia. However, Pres Trump's immature and unbridled reaction to that investigation have triggered another investigation, one of obstruction of justice.

The evidence of obstruction is being obtained directly from Pres Trump's own mouth and thumbs. *That* is Pres Trump's huge problem nowadays. He cannot sit quietly, even when it is for his own good.

In the words of one senior Trump administration official, "Keep him away from Twitter, dear God, keep him away from Twitter."
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#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-06-17 11:07 AM | Reply

Anyone watch the Watergate special last night? I learned things of course bur I already knew most of it and there are so many echos of what happened there in the current situation isn't funny. We all remember it wasn't the break-in that took Nixon down but the cover up and his own stupidity by getting involved in it.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-06-17 11:33 AM | Reply

This is going to make Watergate look like child's play.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-06-17 12:45 PM | Reply

This is going to make Watergate look like child's play.

#7 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-06-17 12:45 PM | Reply

Aides Fear Trump's Russia Probe Obsession

Of course. Trump thought that those skeletons were well buried.

#8 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2017-06-17 12:55 PM | Reply

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