On Monday the long-awaited report about the FBI’s Russia probe by the Inspector General of the Justice Department was released. Donald Trump, Republicans, and the vast right-wing conspiracy had been insisting for weeks that this report would provide damning proof that Democrats and the imaginary “Deep State” were conspiring to stage a “coup” against Trump.
Now, with the release of this report it’s clear that the hopes of the Trump cultists have been thoroughly dashed on the rocks of reality. The conclusions by Inspector General Michael Horowitz could not have been stated more plainly:
IG Report: We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the FBI’s decision to seek FISA authority.
Among the findings were key revelations that upend the Trump regime’s favorite fallacies. For instance, the FBI did not use the Steele dossier to open the Russia probe. Also, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were not decision-makers. None of the hair-raising charges espoused by the wingnut set were upheld.
The report did identify a number of bureaucratic mistakes and flaws in the processes. But the bottom line was that none of these minor mishaps impacted the integrity or honesty of the work of the FBI and its senior officials, including Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, or anyone else in the Bureau. The report unambiguously declares that the investigation of Trump campaign operatives was fully justified and that its conduct was free of partisan politics.
However, despite the clarity of the report, Trump offered up his own bizarre and delusional analysis when asked by reporters after the report was made public (video below):
Trump: The IG report just came out and I was just briefed on it and it’s a disgrace what’s happened with respect to the things that were done to our country. It should never again happen to another president. It is incredible, far worse than I would’ve ever thought possible and it’s an embarrassment to our country, its dishonest, it’s everything that a lot of people thought it would be, except far worse.
What report was he reading? There is no plausible way a person could utter that nonsense unless they were clinically insane or purposefully intended to deceive. For this report to be “far worse” than Trump “ever thought possible,” it would have to have uncovered evidence of something worse than treason, because that’s what Trump had called the Russia investigation in the past. There was, of course, nothing in the report that supported that hysterical take. Although, Trump did get affirmation from his Attorney Genuflect, Bill Barr, who said that “The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions.” Which the IG Report most definitely didn’t do. Then Trump continued…
Trump: They fabricated evidence and they lied to the courts and they did all sorts of things to have it go their way and this was something we can never allow to have to happen again. The report actually, and especially when you look into the details of the report are far worse than anything I would’ve even imagined. What they were doing and what they would’ve done if I didn’t make a certain move, a certain move that was a very important move because it would’ve been even worse if that’s possible. And they might’ve been able to succeed, this was an overthrow of government, this was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it and they got caught, they got caught red-handed.
There is also no evidence of anyone fabricating evidence or lying to the court, as Trump is alleging. And naturally, he won’t provide any examples of such activity, because there aren’t any. Trump often speaks in vagaries to avoid having to support his preposterous assertions. Another example of that is his reference to a “very important move” that he says prevented even worse atrocities – for him. He’s talking about his firing of Comey, an action that should itself result in an Article of Impeachment for obstruction of justice.
Finally, Trump’s deranged claim that the Russia probe was “an attempted overthrow” of the government is both false and strikingly paranoid. He further claims that there were “a lot of people in on it” that he now says have been “caught red-handed.” Who the hell he’s talking about is a mystery. None of the people that Trump has been viciously slandering for the past couple of years has been charged with any crime, or even cited for administrative errors.
In short, the FBI has been fully exonerated by an independent Inspector General who was appointed by Trump. And Trump has been shown to be a malicious liar. His mental infirmity is still on display with crazy comments that amount to dubious declarations of victory. “I think,” Trump said, “I’m gonna put this down as one of our great achievements.” Really? That says something about what he regards as his other alleged “achievements.” Namely that they are all in his mind and only exist to fluff his super-sized, narcissistic ego.
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TRUMP on the IG report: "This was an overthrow of government, this was an attempted overthrow — and a lot of people were in on it." (Trump was a private citizen when the Russia investigation began.) pic.twitter.com/g8saDzcs5F
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 9, 2019
5 thoughts on “Trump’s Mental Disabilities Prevent Him from Understanding the Inspector General’s Report”
OMG! The truth accidentally fell out, like socks that fall on the floor when arms are full of laundry. (Not that I think Trump had EVER carried any laundry! LOL)
“….and it’s a disgrace what’s happened with respect to the things that were done to our country. It should never again happen…”
(Ain’t that the truth! It is a disgrace. And perpetrated by Trump + Barr, who should be forced out of office.
Immediately! If only Senate R’s had the ‘stones’/balls to do what’s right! But it seems they do not.)
“They fabricated evidence and they lied to the courts and they did all sorts of things to have it go their way and this was something we can never allow to have to happen again.”
(Right again ~ NEVER AGAIN!! Trump said “they” — but proper word for HIM to use is “we”. Of course, people with active brain functions know, by proven evidence of previous & ongoing behaviors of Trump & Trump-flunkies, that it WILL happen again if not removed from office. Immediately!)
While I commend the Rethugs for hiring the mentally ill & giving them a job, perhaps something in janitorial services — NOT “U.S. President” — would be more appropriate!?! And less dangerous to this Country!
Speaking of mental disabilities, Lou Dobbs is senile….
Lou Dobbs says Democrats are colluding with Russia on impeachment
Would someone PLEASE ask Louie Louie why precisely the Democrats would be colluding WITH HIS BELOVED GOD’S BESTEST EVER BUDDIES?!!
So, Dobbs accuses Dems of colluding with Russia on impeachment of Trump …..for colluding with Russia on elections of Trump.
My 1st thought was, “How stupid is that!” Then I realized that it makes perfect sense to Rethuglicans cuz’ that’s normal behavior for them. They just project their shit on everyone else, as if the whole world is as scheming & dirty as they are. We’re not!
Seriously. And then we get this:
Lou Dobbs: Horowitz report proves the deep state controls the government
No, Louie. If THAT were the case, Your Beloved God would have been tossed out on his ear more than a year ago.
Have I mentioned lately that Louie is senile?
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