Is the FBI close to exposing Donald Trump’s criminal actions? And might the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week be a final, desperate attempt by Trump to try and delay the inevitable downfall which occurs once the facts are laid on the table?
According to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, the answer to both questions is yes.
Monday morning, Scarborough commented:
“The FBI has started pulling that string, and they are still pulling that string where it leads is not just an election issue, it is a criminal issue — and Trump knows that.”
Bloomberg Politics editor John Heilemann agreed with Scarborough, adding:
“The reason he did this is not because he’s out of his mind. He did this is because, as you said Joe, I think he recognizes — he looked over at the FBI and said, this guy James Comey came to the White House, I asked him, if we believe this story, asked him for his loyalty, he wouldn’t give me his loyalty. He’s been investigating since last July, he’s now taking daily briefings on this matter, rather than weekly, he’s now asking for more prosecutors. Donald Trump knows what’s at the heart of this. I don’t know what that is, but he does, and he’s saying this guy knows, too.”
Scarborough also noted that FBI sources he had spoken with told him the investigation has gained momentum in recent weeks, and Comey was let go as a result:
“They have already found the string and they are pulling on it, based on my contacts inside the FBI and they are starting to tug on that string, and they are going to keep tugging, keeping going, and it’s accelerated because of the way he fired Comey, and he knows it.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski said she was worried about the damage being done to the United States:
“Big picture, there’s a lot of damage done to our country. It’s not going to be okay anymore.”
Scarborough agreed with her:
“Nobody is saying it’s going to be okay, Mika. In fact, this is a constitutional crisis.”
What remains to be seen is whether or not Congressional Republicans have the balls to do what must be done about the crisis.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org