Trump tweeted accusations against the Democrats in order to defend his decision to block the release of their anti-FISA memo memo.
The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency. Told them to re-do and send back in proper form!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
I’ve seen this conspiracy theory before, but he likely got it from Sean Hannity. I guess I wouldn’t put it past the Democrats to do such a thing, but I also wouldn’t put it past Trump to just make it up.
He also talked about a story in the New York Times – remember, they’re all full of lies until you need their stories to help you out!
According to the @nytimes, a Russian sold phony secrets on “Trump” to the U.S. Asking price was $10 million, brought down to $1 million to be paid over time. I hope people are now seeing & understanding what is going on here. It is all now starting to come out - DRAIN THE SWAMP!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
From the Hill:
According to a New York Times report published Friday, U.S. intelligence officials said that they told a Russian offering both NSA cyberweapons and Trump-related material that they did not want the information about the real estate mogul.
U.S. spies agreed to a $1 million payout to obtain the NSA tools from the Russian, according to the report. They paid $100,000 as a first installment.
But the Russian never gave U.S. agents the NSA tools, the Times reported. Instead, they were handed salacious and unverified information about Trump. After that, the U.S. officials ended their deal with the Russian, because of concerns about possible political fallout and fears of a Russian plan to stir chaos within the U.S. government.
The Russian operators’ connections with the Russian government remains unclear.
I’m not sure that necessarily means intelligence officials were getting the information to hurt Trump – isn’t it their job to secure intel and figure out if its true?
Someone who knows what “due process” means posted this on Trump’s account:
Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018