Donald Trump’s cries of “spygate” are pure fiction.

Courtesy of WaPo:

“Spygate” made its debut on Wednesday morning during Trump’s “executive time,” the period during which he watches “Fox and Friends” before starting his official day. The term is a shorthand meant to refer to a scandal that Trump has insisted is potentially the worst in American history, easily eclipsing Watergate.

Not to damp his enthusiasm or anything, it’s also a scandal for which there’s no public evidence.

Trump’s claim is that the FBI put a “spy” in his campaign at the behest of Barack Obama’s White House as part of an effort to undercut his candidacy by alleging collusion with the Russians. It’s hard to square that claim with 1) Trump’s repeated insistence that the Russia investigation began only after he won as an excuse for the Democrats’ loss, and 2) the fact that America only learned about the investigation into Russian collusion after voting had already occurred. If Obama and the Democrats put a spy in his campaign to undercut his chances, they made a small strategic error by not mentioning anything publicly before votes were cast. But that’s the claim because internal consistency is not a requirement for any conspiracy theory, much less this one.

As it stands, the evidence that there was a “spy” — or multiple “spies” — within his campaign is as follows:

  1. A professor based in Britain reached out to Trump campaign advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page before the election, apparently to evaluate any connections they might have had to Russian actors. The professor also had coffee once with senior adviser Sam Clovis, during which they discussed China.
  2. A former adviser, fired in the middle of the campaign, is telling people that he knows of another spy, but hasn’t offered any evidence to that effect.
  3. A “lot of people” are saying there were spies in the campaign, per Trump.

Actually, the only “evidence” for this conspiracy theory comes from Trump himself and Fox News which serves to amplify his groundless claims. 


(This is demonstrably untrue by the way.)

Even Trump’s own newly appointed Secretary of State was not willing to support this conspiracy theory.

Courtesy of Politico:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that he does not believe there are “deep state” forces at work at the State Department or CIA, despite President Donald Trump’s claims of government employees conspiring against him.

Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday, “Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State,” a reference to the reports that a federal informant had contacted the Trump campaign in 2016, which the president and his allies have characterized as the FBI spying on him in its investigation of Russian interference in the election.

“I haven’t seen the comments from the president,” Pompeo said during a hearing on Capitol Hill. “I don’t believe there’s a deep state at the State Department.”

However there is a method to Trump’s madness, and he let the cat out of the bag to one of his associates:

Trump told one ally this week that he wanted “to brand” the informant a “spy,” believing the more nefarious term would resonate more in the media and with the public.

Exactly!

These are the tactics of a frightened criminal who is willing to burn everything down in the desperate hope of escaping justice. 

But do you know what? With the help of Fox News and some sycophantic Republicans on the hill, Trump will manage to spread this bullshit like a fine fertilizer to nurture and grow even more outlandish conspiracies that the can then throw at the Mueller probe in the hopes of derailing it or at least slowing it down. 

Update: I am just going to stick this at the bottom of this post as a reminder of just what Trump is so terrified will be discovered about his presidency. 

His presidency is illegitimate and he is panic stricken that it will become common knowledge. 

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous May 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I think Twitter is like Trump’s version of the fidget spinner which he uses to help dissipate his anxiety.

    • Anonymous May 24, 2018 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      Your anxiety I call psychopathy.

  2. anonymous May 24, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Giuliani told The Huffington Post:
    That decision, though, will apparently hinge on whether Trump is given whatever report is produced following a Justice Department probe of the FBI’s use of an informant to learn about his campaign’s contacts with Russia. Trump demanded the review on Sunday following a coordinated effort by his Capitol Hill allies and conservative media to discredit the informant.

    “Are we going to get a report on ‘spygate’?” Giuliani said, using the term Trump invented this week.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/05/24/rudy-giuliani-cooks-up-a-new-excuse-for-trump-to-dodge-mueller.html

    “The canceled North Korea summit doesn’t mean the president will be talking to the special counsel anytime soon.”

    ““I would not like to talk to Mueller at all,” he said. “I don’t see what you gain from that.”

    But, Giuliani added, Trump himself has the opposite opinion. “He has a strong view that he should testify,” Giuliani said. “He believes he’s telling the truth: He didn’t collude with the Russians and he didn’t obstruct justice.””

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-giuliani-north-korea-mueller_us_5b06f625e4b05f0fc8460d6b?bhr

  3. Anonymous May 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    OT?”Investigators: Russian missile brought down MH17 over Ukraine
    Investigators say they have ‘convincing evidence’ to support their report of the incident that killed 298 people.”
    “For years, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Russia must be held accountable shooting down the airliner.

    On the third anniversary of the tragedy, Poroshenko described it as a “barefaced crime”.

    At the time of the incident, Russian and Ukrainian forces were engaged in fighting after Moscow annexed CRIMEa.”

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/investigators-russian-missile-brought-mh17-ukraine-180524101234430.html

  4. Anonymous May 24, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/05/24/trump-sent-russia-lawyer.html

    “Because of THIS evidence. It’s simple evidence right here. An unusual press release that the DOJ released 10:00 P.M. last night, and it states first, a second meeting was added with the gang of eight intelligence leaders, and second, this thing lists all the attendees. So it states who was supposed to go to this very formal, very important classified meeting. But today the Trump administration was busted and that makes the list untrue because it’s missing the one person who has no business being at this internal classified gang of eight meeting, but who was spotted entering the meeting right there, you see, the evidence. That’s Donald Trump’s Russia attorney, Emmet Flood.”

    • anonymous May 24, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      https://www.thedailybeast.com/white-house-lawyer-crashes-fbi-meeting-on-trump-russia-investigation?ref=home

      “The White House downplayed Flood’s role in the meeting. In a statement, the White House press office said Flood and Kelly only went to the meetings to “facilitate” them.

      “Neither Chief Kelly nor Mr. Flood actually attended the meetings but did make brief remarks before the meetings started to relay the President’s desire for as much openness as possible under the law,” the statement said. “They also conveyed the President’s understanding of the need to protect human intelligence services and the importance of communication between the branches of government.””

    • anonymous May 24, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/gop-congressional-staffer-calls-trump-lawyer-fbi-meeting-craziest-sht-ever-heard/

      “Flood was sent out of the room during the classified briefing, but he was there at the beginning of both meetings. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had said that no White House staff would be present at this meeting.>

      “Everyone was sort of aghast,” “a GOP congressional staffer: “It’s the craziest shit I ever heard.””

  5. Anonymous May 24, 2018 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    They started this crooked Hillary theme. Now it’s spygate. What next? Just about anything to deflect from Donald and his collusion and paying off porn stars who got pregos and aborted. Just like the birds along the sea when you get too close to their eggs and they start pecking your’ head so you would flee. Donald is pecking now.

    • Anonymous May 24, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Great analogy! That he gets away with it boggles the mind.

  6. Anonymous May 24, 2018 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    What a Christless mess.

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