Though people in Puerto Rico still don’t have electricity and the NFL is now debating what to do during the national anthem, Donald Trump has plenty of free time to sit around watching Fox News. In fact, the president live-tweeted “Fox and Friends” today.
In response to one story, Trump tweeted, “Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?”
Okay, so here’s what he’s talking about. Two members of Fusion GPS, a research firm, recently invoked the Fifth Amendment. This right allows you, or anyone, to refuse to answer legal questions which may incriminate you.
The two Fusion GPS employees invoked the Fifth Amendment in response to a subpoena issued by the House Intelligence Committee. This committee is currently is investigating links between Russia and the Trump administration and campaign.
Former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele created a dossier detailing several pieces of potential blackmail-worthy information regarding Donald Trump.
The dossier has repeatedly come up during the ongoing Russian investigation. Many believe it shows, among other things, strong ties between Trump and Russia.
Many now believe that a quid pro quo agreement was in place, in which Russia promised to help Trump win the election in exchange for Trump dropping the 2012 Magnitsky Act sanctions against Russia.
Now, Trump is tweeting out a conspiracy theory that the Democrats are working with the FBI against him. Throwing Russia into the mix is a bit of evil genius, because he’s still trying to distance himself from Russia in every way possible as the investigation rages on all around him.
Clearly, Trump is still worried about that ongoing investigation and what it may eventually unearth. Now, he’s taken to pointing fingers and tweeting conspiracy theories as part of his continuous attempt to distract the American people.
As long as they’re talking about anything else other than the various links between Russia and the Trump administration that have already been uncovered, Trump doesn’t care. He will threaten North Korea, trash-talk the entire NFL and lie repeatedly about what’s happening in the world.
Because all of that is better than talking about Russia, and how they helped him win the election.
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Fox News, and “Fox and Friends” in particular, has been highly supportive of Trump’s presidency and very quickly dismissive of anything that casts a negative light on that presidency.
Trump often responds to stories covered by Fox News and “Fox and Friends” on his Twitter feed.
He also has personal relationships with personalities who work at Fox. This includes host Sean Hannity, who often brags on his show that he advises Trump on policy issues and national matters.
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