I’m not one to give Trump too much credit, but the possibility should be considered that one Trump team strategy could have been to feed the media red meat on Russia to deliberately fuel the Russiagate hysteria — hysteria that would ultimately be deflated once the report came out
— Sky Palma (@DeadStateTweets) March 24, 2019
andym (3,387 posts)
93. In a way Trump has played this politcally very well
By drawing suspicion on himself with his actions (firing Comey), he invited an investigation that he knew would exonerate him (although I don’t think he was smart enough to realize this at first). He then repeatedly called it a witch hunt. He can now use the Mueller investigation as political ammunition to offset other suspicions of wrongdoing, which are probably true crimes or unethical behavior like the Trump Foundation’s corrupt behavior. The Russians never really needed the Trump campaign’s help to accomplish their mischief: hackers, Wikileaks and targeted social network manipulation were entirely within their power to carry out independently. However, the possibility of favorable relations with Russia in return for help with Trump’s businesses (canceling of loans etc) would be the real problematic behaviors to look for. Why is Trump so palsy-walsy with Putin? The outstanding question remains, which crimes had he committed that required Comey’s firing?
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