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Don’t look now, but something big is about to blow. – One aspect of what President Trump said in yesterday’s interview with Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt that most in the fake news media are ignoring is this passage right here:
“At the right time, I think I’m going to have to do the documents,” he said. “I didn’t want to. But I think I’m gonna have to. There’s such corruption.”
The President was of course referring to the stonewalling of providing documents requested by several congressional committees by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and, to a lesser extent, FBI Director Christopher Wray. This has been ongoing for more than a year now, as Rosenstein plays a delay and deceive game in hopes of the Democrats taking over one or both houses of congress in the midterm elections.
Mr. Trump went on to heavily criticize Attorney General Jeff Session and the hands-off approach he has taken towards anything related to the Democrat/media invented “Russia Collusion” fantasy and the Robert Mueller Special Counsel fiasco. Trump said “Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn’t have done. Or, he should have told me. Even my enemies said that, ‘Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was gonna recuse himself and then you wouldn’t have put him in…I put in an attorney general that never took control of the Justice Department, Jeff Sessions … It’s sort of an incredible thing.”
And he didn’t stop there: “I wanted to stay uninvolved. But when everybody sees what’s going on in the Justice Department — I always put justice now with quotes — it’s a very, very sad day.”
For his part, earlier today Sessions responded with the following statement:
Statement from the Attorney General pic.twitter.com/eMF0CPXLZZ
— Sarah Isgur Flores (@SarahFloresDOJ) August 23, 2018
Immediately after Sessions issued his statement, fake journalists began flooding their Twitter accounts with statement condemning the President (because of course they did) and praising Session.
My theory on this stuff has always been that Trump and Sessions frequently engage in Kabuki dances that are generally designed to build temporary support for the AG among the media and Democrats in advance of some large event taking place related all these various investigations. To me, today’s exchange between the two is the most overt example yet.
Thus, I’m thinking one of the two men is about to take some dramatic step to get the stonewalled documents out into public view. This could involve the President himself ordering their immediate declassification, which he has absolute authority to so, or it could involve Sessions making a determination that the “highest standards” he claims to demand have not been met in this instance, and taking his promised action.
In light of today’s obvious effort to build up media/public sympathy for Sessions, I’m thinking tomorrow is likely to be a very interesting day.
That is all.
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