Last night, after the White House dropped a highly-scripted statement ‘welcoming’ the appointment of former FBI director Mueller as Special Counsel on the “Russia Probe”, we questioned whether Trump would offer any other, less-scripted thoughts via Twitter. We now have our answer:
“With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!”
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”
Guess we now also know for sure that Trump was unaware of Rosenstein’s efforts to appoint a Special Counsel until after the order to do so had already been signed, as the DOJ intimated last night.
Of course, he does seem to have a point that after all the revelations of intentional evidence destruction (remember BleachBit), despite the known existence of a Congressional subpoena, intentional violations of the Federal Records Retention Act, secret Bill Clinton meetings with the Attorney General on Phoenix tarmacs and the passing out of immunity deals “like they were candy” by former FBI Director Comey, it does seem curious that no special counsel was ever appointed to look into Hillary’s case. Will Trump now insist that one be appointed?