Trump Issues Thinly-Veiled Threat In Press Gaggle, Claims He Has Power “Nobody Has Ever Seen Before”

This is terrifying.

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One of Donald Trump’s most favorite things to do is lie through his teeth. He especially loves to lie through his teeth in regard to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report — because, quite frankly, the thing still scares him to death.

He’s spent months now pushing the rhetoric of “No collusion! No obstruction!” attempting to use the Mueller report as proof of such. Yet the House of Representatives continues to chug right along with further investigations into the heavily redacted report, issuing a new surge of subpoenas at every turn — and it’s freaking the Trumpster out.

And that, in turn, causes him to lie a little more.


CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale has nailed down some of the apparent verbal ticks Donald uses when he’s telling a blatant lie — such as Donald claiming that someone referred to him as “sir” or when he attempts to peddle a fact that “no one ever knew” or “people have no idea about.”

These tell-tale signs of lying made another appearance recently when Donald addressed the press yesterday morning regarding new subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives in an attempt to obtain testimonies from witnesses and officials involved in Mueller’s investigation.

During his rant, Trump attempted to once again claim that the Mueller report findings should constitute a case which is closed, and issued what felt like a thinly-veiled threat, claiming that he has a level of powers and rights that “nobody has ever seen before.”

[Former Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein and [Attorney General] Bill Barr said there’s no obstruction,” Trump told the gaggle of reporters on the White House lawn. “And also interesting: Number one, there’s no crime. And how do you obstruct when there’s no crime? Also, take a look at one other thing. It’s a thing called ‘Article II.’ Nobody ever mentions Article II. It gives me all of these rights at a level that nobody has ever seen before. We don’t even talk about Article II. So: They ruled no collusion, no obstruction. Very simple.”

The man feels more and more like a dictator with each passing day.

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