Donald Trump went to Pennsylvania to honor the 17-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but before going to Air Force One, the stupid president thought he should whine on Twitter and peddle a new stupid conspiracy theory.
One of Trump’s missives said, “New Strzok-Page texts reveal ‘Media Leak Strategy.’ @FoxNews So terrible, and NOTHING is being done at DOJ or FBI – but the world is watching, and they get it completely.”
Well, someone “gets it completely,” however, it’s not Trump.
The president is echoing a new lying line of attack pushed by Representative Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who is a top White House’s ally in Congress, who is worked up regarding something ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok sent to Justice Department attorney Lisa Page on April 10 in 2017. According to Mark Meadows, Strzok said, “I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go.”
This message, according to Idiot Trump, is “terrible” and deserves federal law enforcement scrutiny. But the president doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about, like always.
Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman, responded Tuesday that client was not referring to leaking to the media – but a strategy to prevent leaks.
“The term ‘media leak strategy’ in Mr. Strzok’s text refers to a Department-wide initiative to detect and stop leaks to the media. The president and his enablers are once again peddling unfounded conspiracy theories to mislead the American people,” Goelman said.
The massive pushback against the conspiracy lie didn’t only come from Strzok’s lawyer; many members of Congress pointed out the reality, too. Roll Call reported.
Democrats attempted to refute point-by-point a letter from GOP Rep. Mark Meadows to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in which Meadows claims text messages between a former FBI agent and a Justice Department lawyer recently released to Congress show there is a “systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials” at the agencies.
But the fired FBI official Peter Strzok and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page were not texting about leaking information to the press – they were texting about combatting leaks, Democrats said Tuesday.
Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Jerrold Nadler of New York, the top Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary Committees, respectively, said Meadows ripped two isolated text messages out of context to paint an inaccurate picture of the text conversation between Strzok and Page.
Mark Meadows deliberately spread a deceptive claim, and Trump didn’t bother to check if it was true. Trump made on ass of himself and got the story backwards by condemning a “Media Leak Strategy” which set out to combat the leaks, not do the leaking.
Last summer, the very stupid president lied, “When I make a statement, I like to be correct. I want the facts… Before I make a statement, I need the facts.” The White House Press Secretary and professional liar Sarah Huckabee Sanders later lied that the president “believes in making sure that information is accurate before pushing it out as fact.”
No, he doesn’t.