Earlier today the Washington Post dropped a bombshell story that President Trump’s former campaign adviser, Paul Manafort’s home was raided two weeks ago by the FBI. The report, which has since been confirmed by the New York Times as well as an attorney for Manafort himself, is yet another domino to fall in the whole Trump/Russia fiasco.
While the story itself is a big one and may lead to further raids, more questioning, and possibly future arrests, it may be Trump’s actions immediately following this raid that is most revealing about the President’s state of mind. While we didn’t know it at the time, within hours of the early morning raid on Manafort’s home on July 26, the President appears to have done two very suspicious things.
July 26 was the day that the President suddenly decided to announce via Twitter “that the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” This announcement caught many within the White House and Department of Defense off guard, and political pundits wondered aloud why the President decided to announce this so suddenly without any consultation.
Later in the day on the 26th is when Trump’s actions became even more suspicious. Just hours after the raid was conducted by the FBI on Manafort’s home, the President directly attacked the acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe in a string of two tweets. The tweets took place just before 10 a.m. and stated the following:
“Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars ($700,000) for his wife’s political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!”
The President publicly criticized his attorney general for not replacing the acting director of the FBI just hours after the FBI raided the home of his former campaign manager. If this doesn’t add to Trump’s possible charges of trying to obstruct justice, following his firing of FBI director James Comey, then I don’t know what will. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.