Trump Again Spews Comey Accusations to Distract from Russian Collusion Scandal

Trump Again Spews Comey Accusations to Distract from Russian Collusion Scandal

Further Attacks on the Media put forth, too

Yesterday, the New York Times released a report stating that during the 2016 campaign Donald J. Trump Jr. had a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer in June at Trump Tower. What was the occasion? It was an effort to obtain damaging information on Donald Sr.’s Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.  Being released on a Sunday, all of Washington should be talking about this throughout the day. So what is Pres. Trump’s strategy to avoid this? Release another off-balance Twitter storm to avert national attention from the shocking report.

related: BREAKING: Trump Campaign Sent Don Jr. to Seek Dirt on Hillary from Russia Lawyer

First, Trump Tweeted a clip from his favorite television show, FOX & friends, of a former Washington Times editorial writer named Carrie Sheffield. She argues that people are unjustly attacking Trump for his exercise of free speech on Twitter and that Twitter provides him a platform to get around the dominant media narratives claiming they are unfair to him. The featured clip is under the words,

The mainstream media is neglecting their duty to represent the public. They’ve failed to represent half of the country.

This is a broadside against the institutions Trump has labeled the MSM, or main stream media. Currently buzzing with reactions to the NYT story yesterday, aversion through Twitter is a tactic well known of Mr. Trump

Trump follows this with two Tweets on a same subject.  One retweet features  another clip from FOX & Friends on last evenings article from The Hill stating that leaked memos by former FBI Director James Comey contained classified information. The Tweet reads,

Report accuses material James Comey leaked to a friend contained top secret information

Followed by another stating,

James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!

Next, he follows with Tweets defending his actions at the G20 Summit after Saturday’s Twitter firestorm stoked by the pic of First Daughter ( and apparent de facto No. 2 in the administration when abroad these days) Ivanka Trump reading,

When I left Conference Room for short meetings with Japan and other countries, I asked Ivanka to hold seat. Very standard. Angela M [Merkel of Germany] agrees!

…and,

If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother,as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!

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And further showing his unending fixation upon his former Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, Trump retweeted a post from FOX News entertainer (as I will deem him here; not a journalist) Sean Hannity,

HRC mishandles and destroys classified info-NO PROBLEM! Pay/play on Uranium one NO PROBLEM! Lynch BC tarmac: it’s a “matter” NO PROBLEM

In light of this rapid succession of tweets from our Commander-in-Chief regarding the same focus-points used again and again, it becomes apparent that DJT uses Twitter as a flashy thing to avert our eyes from whatever the actions of his other hand are. He releases a hailstorm of tweets with what I’ll call his Greatest Hits to feed raw meat to his base and the few others (mostly at FOX News) who still believe in him. On top of that, it gets other media outlets, like at CNN and MSNBC, talking all day about Trump’s latest mad ravings when everyone should be focused on the Donald Jr./Kremlin Lawyer story.

So it is now up to the qualified media, not just the pundits and showmen, to prove their mettle by not being distracted from the real story and proving Trump’s strategy successful.

(Header Image Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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