Donald Trump is in the middle of a non-stop waking nightmare. Every single day finds the nation's most powerful conspiracy theorist at the center of what might be the biggest conspiracy in our nation's history. And unlike the theories Trump likes to push (Obama having Trump's "wires tapped," Obama not being born in America, etc.), more and more this one seems like the real deal.
Yesterday reports came out that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had worked for a Russian oligarch with the intention of furthering Vladimir Putin's interests in the United States. That alone would usually make for the latest in a long line of bad weeks for the administration. Not unlike the week where Michael Flynn was fired because of his failure to disclose his Russian connections or the week where attorney general Jeff Sessions had to recuse himself from any Russia investigation due to his lying under oath about his own contact with Russian officials during the campaign. Yes, if that was the last bad news for the administration on the Russia front, it would already have been a shitty week...
It was not the last bad news for the administration on the Russia front.
Last night CNN reported that it looks like the FBI's investigation into whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to swing the election may be looking bad for Donald Trump.
The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US officials told CNN.
This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, according to one source.
Now at this moment, the investigation is still ongoing and that evidence is not yet conclusive, so we don't know exactly what happened. But we do know that the deeper everyone (the press and the intelligence community alike) dig into this story, the more and more shady shit they find. And not just that, each revelation has been more damning than the last. If this pattern continues we may be witnessing the beginning of the end of Donald Trump's presidency.
Look, I can hear some of you calling me a cuck and a snowflake and saying that this is all circumstantial evidence, and sure, that's fair. But there are two important things to remember about that. The first is that "where there's smoke, there's fire" may be a tired metaphor, but that doesn't mean that it's not true. The second is that The White House's posture in all of this has not been to vindicate itself. Rather, Donald Trump and Sean Spicer have repeatedly lied openly and tried to distract the press with garbage theories and doublespeak. And the closer this investigation gets, the more desperate they've become.