Donald Trump Previews ‘Historic’ Inspector General Report Going to ‘Highest Levels’ of White House
There’s also a video of the entire long telephone interview on Fox and Friends.
The long-awaited IG Report is due out on 9 December, and Trump clearly believes that it’s going to be a bombshell.
A hotly-anticipated inspector general’s report on the FBI investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign’s ties to Russia will be released next month. Politico:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s watchdog, will release the report on Dec. 9 and testify before his committee on Dec. 11.
“I look forward to reviewing the report and hearing Mr. Horowitz’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he will deliver a detailed account of what he found regarding his investigation, along with recommendations as to how to make our judicial and investigative systems better,” Graham said in a statement.
President Donald Trump’s allies are eager to see the report, which will examine whether the FBI violated surveillance laws or policies by obtaining a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to look into Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser.
What Trump was saying, pretty much, was that there had been an attempted coup against his presidency conducted by FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and others, at the behest of President Barack Obama. He said it went right to the top. All the way up to Obama.
Is anyone going to be indicted? There have been rumours of coming indictments for months, even years. But nobody has been indicted. Three years into Trump’s presidency, is anyone likely to be indicted now?
I very much doubt it, and for a very simple reason: Trump’s enemies are simply too powerful. Neither Obama or Comey or Brennan are in office, but the latter are all over US TV news channels. And last I heard of Obama, he’d bought himself a mansion in Washington, and remains close to the political action (although he never seems to engage much in it) in what is for many people the other White House, and perhaps the real White House.
I think Trump’s enemies are too powerful for him to do anything about. But they’re not powerful enough to be able to get rid of him, try as they might (the House impeachment ‘enquiry’ being the latest attempt).
So I think there’s a stalemate. Both sides are powerless to do any real damage to the other. And I don’t think the Inspector General or the Attorney General or any other general are going to be able to do anything about it.
The only thing that’s likely to change anything is the 2020 presidential election, which may finally turn the tide in Trump’s favour (or against him).
A couple of days ago I discovered, quite by chance, a very beautiful woman on YouTube, giving lessons in English pronunciation (with “pronunciation” actually being one of the words she talks about).
It’s not just that she’s beautiful (and furthermore knows that she’s beautiful), but also that she’s vivacious and humorous and flirtatious. She has a ton of personality. And she’s also very English. She’s an English rose. And I wouldn’t be surprised if she breaks the hearts of thousands of men, in the nicest possible way. Most likely mine too, for I’ve fallen in love with her as well, of course.
I think I could watch her for hours, and imagine that I was sat talking to her at a garden party somewhere in sunny Cambridgeshire, drinking tea and eating strawberries and cream, and talking about how to pronounce words like “schedule.”
I’d say to her, “You know, Lucy, the English don’t pronounce that word the same way that Americans do. They say ‘skedule’, but we say ‘shedule’.”
And Lucy’s blue eyes would flash open, and her nostrils would flare, and she’d very firmly and finally declare, “You’re quite, quite wrong, old fruit.” And grin wickedly as I fell helplessly silent. For such women are invincible.