President Trump went on a free-associative Twitter rant Saturday morning. He attacked Hillary Clinton, the New York Times, and good old Hillary Clinton as well as others he likes to attack.
Trump first tweeted about the Washington Post story where anonymous sources alleged Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to a Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign about policy issues and other things.
My source, who goes by the pseudonym Vinny Boombots, said that the Post's source is Hillary Clinton and that she admitted to him that she made the whole thing up because she's angry over her loss to a television personality.
"A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post, this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions. These illegal leaks, like Comey's, must stop!"The Post wrote, based on unnamed current and former U.S. officials, that Sessions, a then-Trump adviser, had "substantive" discussions about policy and other issues with Servey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador.
Mr. Boombots explained that Hillary was the unnamed current and former U.S. official(s) but said she would deny it if asked.
Follow-up Trump tweet:
"So many people are asking why isn't the A.G. or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes. 33,000 e-mails deleted?"Trump was apparently upset over the myriad investigations into whether his associates colluded with Russia to win the presidential election over Clinton rather than looking into Clinton's obvious relationship with Russia when she was Secretary of State and her husband got paid $500,000 for a speech he gave to Russia's Renaissance Bank, which was to be sanctioned for human-rights abuses, but was spared sanctioning after Bill's speech.
So Trump tweeted about that:
"What about all of the Clinton ties to Russia, including Podesta Company, Uranium deal, Russian Reset, big dollar speeches etc."Like a good dad, Trump sent out a defense tweet for Donald Jr. who's in the middle of the Russia meddling-collusion debacle after he and other Trump associates met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016. She promised Jr. some dirt on Hillary.
"My son Donald openly gave his e-mails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (& acid washed) her 33,000 e-mails!"On Friday, Trump named Anthony Scaramucci as his new White House communications director and demoted Sean Spicer from the post. Spicer honorably resigned.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders has now officially become the new White House Press Secretary. Her job is one of the toughest in the Trump administration.
Another Trump tweet attacked The New York Times and its "sick agenda" regarding national security and that it "foiled" a U.S. strike on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:
"The Failing New York Times foiled U.S. attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist, Al-Baghdadi. Their sick agenda over National Security."The specific attack Trump was referring to and why he attacked The Times was unclear.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said on Friday that he still believes Baghdadi is still alive. Knowing Mattis, I wouldn't rule it out.
Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores responded to The Washington Post story Friday regarding the Sessions piece and said, "Obviously I cannot comment on the reliability of what anonymous sources describe in a wholly uncorroborated intelligence intercept that the Washington Post has not seen and that has not been provided to me.
Vinny Boombots agrees with Ms. Flores adding that "The only person I know of who would spread vicious rumors about Jeff Sessions would be Eric Holder or maybe Kamala Harris. Holder onnaconna he's jealous Sessions has his job, and Kamala Harris onnaconna she wants to make Trump's administration look bad when she plans to run for president in 2020.
"Six on one hand . . . half a dozen on the other. You know what I'm sayin'?"