Trump wants the story to disappear. Even with an attorney general who acts as if he is Trump’s personal defense attorney, it won’t. There are too many holes in his ship of state. FBI Director Christopher Wray accounts for the latest ones.
Wray has been off-message for a while. He has warned repeatedly about Russian interference in US elections. He denied the Trump-Barr assertion that the FBI had “spied” on the 2016 Trump campaign. He rejected the notion that special counsel Robert Mueller was engaged in a “Witch Hunt” or participating in a “Russian Hoax.” And he now has at his disposal the results of Mueller’s counterintelligence probe — which Congress and the public haven’t seen. To Trump, all of that makes him dangerous.
Trump’s next move? It always starts with a tweet. Wray got his first one on May 12:
So how do you suppose this one ends? No differently from his predecessors James Comey and Andrew McCabe, I suspect.
1985-1986: Trump Loses Millions
1991: Trump Is Deep in Debt (revision of previous entry)
MID-APRIL 2019: Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Don Jr.
APR. 19, 2019: Trump Asks McGahn to Deny Obstruction
APR. 19, 2019: Trump Twitter Rampage Continues as He Attacks McGahn’s ‘Notes’, Threatens to ‘Bring Justice to Some Very Sick and Dangerous People Who Have Committed Serious Crimes, Perhaps Even Spying or Treason’ (revision of previous entry)
MAY 6, 2019: Cohen Reports to Prison
MAY 6, 2019: Trump Late on Magnitsky Act Sanctions
MAY 6, 2019: Former Federal Prosecutors: If Trump Weren’t The President, He Would Have Been Charged With Obstruction of Justice
MAY 7, 2019: White House Instructs McGahn Not to Comply With Congressional Subpoena
MAY 7, 2019: Wray Tells Congress: No Evidence of Spying on Trump Campaign
MAY 7, 2019: McConnell: Trump-Russia ‘Case Closed’, Defends Barr
MAY 8, 2019: Trump Tweets: McConnell Says ‘Case Closed’; Attacks Democrats and Defends Barr; FBI ‘Tried to Sabotage’ Trump Campaign’; ‘Fake Dossier’; ‘TREASONOUS HOAX’
MAY 8, 2019: House Judiciary Committee Holds Barr in Contempt; House Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Unredacted Mueller Report
MAY 7-10, 2019: US Ambassador to Ukraine Recalled; Giuliani Seeks Ukrainian Help for Trump’s 2020 Election, Then Abandons Trip
MAY 9, 2019: Trump Attacks Comey
MAY 11, 2019: Trump Retweets Defend Barr, Attack Democrats, GOP Sen. Burr for Approving Don Jr. Subpoena, Clinton, Ohr, Comey; Tweets ‘No Collusion, No Obstruction, No Crime’, Attacks McGahn