You’ve likely gotten used to it by now; waking up and checking Twitter early in the morning to see what your President has said, which will likely be used against him later in the day by the media. While Trump could easily avoid many of the situations he finds himself in, if he would stop tweeting, Twitter for him seems more like a morning glass of vodka to an alcoholic than simply a social media platform.
This morning is no different, as the 45th President of the United States posted three tweets in a span of approximately one hour (between 5:40 AM and 6:40 AM EST). The first one, uncharacteristically poking fun at one of his many typos, was light-hearted and sort of fun, but the next two were flat-out lies. They read as follows:
“So now it is reported that the Democrats, who have excoriated Carter Page about Russia, don’t want him to testify. He blows away their… case against him & now wants to clear his name by showing “the false or misleading testimony by James Comey, John Brennan…” Witch Hunt!”
In these tweets it’s clear that Trump is trying to somehow prove that there is no Russian story by using the fact that the House Intel Committee has delayed Page’s testimony. While there could be numerous reasons for the delay, it’s likely not the fact that they believe Page to be innocent. The President claims that Page wants to ‘clear his name’ from the ‘misleading testimony by James Comey and John Brennan’. The problem is that neither Comey nor Brennan even mentioned Page’s name in their testimony to Congress.
Page’s name was brought up by the House panel numerous times to Comey back in late March, who gave a pretty cookie-cutter answer of ‘Not going to answer that,’ every time it was mentioned. John Brennan, on the other hand, wasn’t even asked once about Carter Page in his testimony earlier this month.
So how will Page clear his name from the misleading testimony of Comey and Brennan before Congress, when there doesn’t exist any testimony, misleading or not, discussing Carter Page? I guess you can’t expect much from a man who recently cited Maroon 5 in a letter to the Justice Department.