On Tuesday he tweeted this impossibly convoluted message:
Crooked Hillary Clinton's top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors picture on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others.
A few days later, one FBI branch in Little Rock opened an investigation into the often-discussed emails and the Clinton Foundation, interviewing exactly one witness about possible policy favors in exchange for donations to the foundation.
1. Trump says Huma should be jailed; calls DOJ to take action— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) January 5, 2018
2. DOJ looking into Hillary’s emails, again.
3. FBI Little Rock launches new Clinton Foundation investigation.
4: U.S. Attorney is former Huckabee aide.
2 days, 12 hours, 57 minutes.
GOP isn’t even hiding it anymore. pic.twitter.com/VBAFW1HHUV
Here's Trump, desperate for some kind of win against his political opponents a full year after his electoral college victory, still wrapped up in attacking his enemies at a time when his campaign staff and allies are either turning against him or getting indicted and entering guilty pleas. And here's Hillary Clinton, who has already said she's not going to run for another political office. Authorities poked into he Clinton Foundation in 2016, but public corruption prosecutors in Washington expressed 'disinterest' in pursuing charges due to a lack of evidence. There are certainly a number of people and a number of robots calling for Clinton's head.
The mendacious Attorney General who is reported to have ordered a political smear of the FBI director presides over a Justice Department that has opened up a Fox News, Breitbart, Alex Jones mandated, Banana Republican criminal investigation of the Presidents frmr opponent. 1/2— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 5, 2018
2/2. This is as sinister as it is dangerous. Kangaroo Court justice influenced by a political mob is not acceptable in the United States. The corruption of dem. norms and the rule of by this constitutionally faithless POTUS and his abettors threatens our Republic. Serious times.— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 5, 2018
Today’s use of criminal prosecution to harass opponents and silence critics should remind: the crisis is not one unstable president; it is the system of power that enables him— David Frum (@davidfrum) January 5, 2018
Let’s call this what it is: a sham. This is a philanthropy that does life-changing work, which Republicans have tried to turn into a political football. It began with a now long-debunked project spearheaded by Steve Bannon during the presidential campaign. It continues with Jeff Sessions doing Trump’s bidding by heeding his calls to meddle with a department that is supposed to function independently.
The investigation will look into whether or not donations to the Clinton foundation matched favorable decisions from the Obama administration during Clinton's time as secretary of state, which ended in 2013. Former FBI Director James Comey said in 2016 that Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of confidential information on a private email server and said there was some evidence of legal violations, but he "declined to recommend" charges because he could not prove Clinton and her aides intended to break the law.
Ridiculous U.S. taxpayer dollars being wasted on investigating the Clinton Foundation for “pay-to-play.” Not only does Clinton Foundation score a 93 from Charity Navigator on accountability & transparency, but Trump is the most pay-to-play president this country has ever seen.— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) January 5, 2018
I guess you aren't a Haitian? Why do you people support those in power who are corrupt. Regardless of this probe, majority of Americans view her as corrupt. I side with the majority of those Americans— Doug Conlyn Navy Vet (@AmericanVet3) January 5, 2018
Just more GOP gaslighting probably in cahoots with Russia to continue propaganda against their biggest threat, Hillary. So sick of the lies and the liar in chief.— Jean Schumpp (@kjblackhawk) January 5, 2018
Trump directing the FBI to look at the Clinton Foundation is the kind of stuff that happens in Russia. This is a total breakdown of order and a constitutional crisis.— Sean Kent (@seankent) January 5, 2018