Odd to see Trump acknowledge that Russia tried to help him get elected. Slip of the tongue? Did he forget lie?
WATCH: After tweeting this morning that “I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected,” President Trump tells reporters that “No, Russia did not help me get elected. You know who got me elected? I got me elected. Russia didn’t help me at all.” pic.twitter.com/7IFOx96Sdd— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 30, 2019
Ah, the back pedal.
And then he throws in this gem:
“I don’t see how. They can because they’re possibly allowed … I can’t imagine the courts allowing it,” Trump says when asked if he will be impeached.— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 30, 2019
“To me, it’s a dirty word, the word ‘impeach.’ It’s a dirty, filthy, disgusting word,” he adds https://t.co/WOh4gpeHpt pic.twitter.com/9gNJtK9ijN
At this point, you’d think someone in the White House would have explained to the president how impeachment actually works.
And what does this mean?
Trump to reporters on the Constitution, just now: “Read Article Two, which gives the President powers you wouldn’t believe.”— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) May 30, 2019
The president called Mueller a “true never-Trumper” and “totally conflicted person” because the special counsel asked for, but did not receive, a partial refund for membership fees to a Trump-branded golf course eight years ago. “Some of the worst human beings on Earth,” Trump called Mueller’s team. “They got nothing.”
There seems to be a disconnect in the Trump strategy because they, on the one hand, have praised Mueller and the report because it exonerated Trump from all wrongdoing (it didn’t, of course), and yet, they also slam Mueller for being a horrible and biased person.
This also happened:
“President Trump called me last night around 11 o’clock,” O’Reilly said. https://t.co/ZIFSYUEWdG— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 30, 2019
This of course is untrue: Mueller is not motivated by Trump’s refusal to refund a country club membership. But wouldn’t it be great if it was? That Trump’s pettiness over a few bucks was his downfall?
Robert Mueller came to the Oval Office (along with other potential candidates) seeking to be named the Director of the FBI. He had already been in that position for 12 years, I told him NO. The next day he was named Special Counsel – A total Conflict of Interest. NICE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019
Bob Mueller is barred by law from serving again as the FBI Director. At the meeting POTUS mentions, White House officials told him, per sources, they were willing to push Congress to pass a new law to make Mueller’s re-appointment possible. Mueller was basically there to help advise them on next steps generally in naming an FBI Director on request from West Wing aides
Meanwhile, Mueller’s press conference seems to have made a crack in the conservative bubble:
“I was surprised to hear there was anything negative in the Mueller report at all about Pres. Trump. I hadn’t heard that before," a woman said. "I’ve mainly listened to conservative news and I hadn’t heard anything negative about that report and Pres. Trump has been exonerated."— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 30, 2019