If you ask us, there’s a litmus test for whether a person has Trump Derangement Syndrome: remember back during the campaign when Donald Trump turned to the cameras in an aside and asked Russia to maybe track down those 33,000 deleted emails of Hillary Clinton’s?
So what do you think? Was Trump a) making fun of the press and its obsession with Russia, or b) literally asking Russia to help find Hillary’s emails? As Twitchy has reported, Sean Spicer went with Option A, while many liberals and reporters (the same thing, really) went with Option B. Here, for example, is The New York Times’ Glenn Thrush responding to Spicer at the time:
Sean says Trump "was joking" (!!!) when he asked Russian to hack Hillary's emails during the campaign.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) June 26, 2017
Well, we’re here yet again. “Mueller’s investigators have asked witnesses whether Trump was aware of plans for WikiLeaks to publish the [Podesta] emails,” Katy Tur reported Wednesday, citing “multiple people familiar with the probe.” Note she doesn’t report what witnesses have said, only that the question is allegedly being asked.
On MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” Wednesday, Tur expressed her excitement that the Robert Mueller probe is back on track after losing its way and getting into obstruction of justice territory:
"This points us back in the original direction, which is did Donald Trump himself potentially work behind the scenes to coordinate the release of those (Podesta's) emails.." @KatyTurNBC discusses her scoop w/ @carolelee on the direction Mueller is pursuing w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/qWR4IyjiOV
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) February 28, 2018
Is it just us, or did WikiLeaks dump those John Podesta emails, and wasn’t their release the fault of Podesta for falling for a “phishing” attempt and giving away his password?
Mueller asking what Trump knew about hacked emails – NBC News https://t.co/wnAK385VO4
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) February 28, 2018
Whatta scoop! But this is Katy Tur, the journalist who’s like a firefighter rushing toward the fire — without any fire equipment.
At least The Resistance still has some hope to cling to as far as the Mueller investigation goes.
Issue is not whether there was collusion. Issue is how high up the campaign did the collusion go. https://t.co/WxpdgY16A8
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 28, 2018
The issue is why Lieu is using so many question marks in his tweet if he’s so sure there was collusion with Russia.
Journalists, butt of Trump’s joke about Russia finding Hillary’s emails, dead certain he wasn’t joking https://t.co/XrTZMuzCtD
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 26, 2017