2020-01-02 21:50:38 UTC
*President Trump went on a Twitter tear the second day of 2020 before heading to
his West Palm Beach golf club
*Trump called out 'a small group of Dirty (Filthy) Cops' and blamed them for
taking down 'a lot of very good people'
*He also alleged that the 'Witch Hunt is sputtering badly,' pointing to his
impeachment, which has reached an impasse in the Senate
*Trump then said if a Democrat had been 'SPIED' on by the FBI 'everybody
involved would long ago be in jail for treason (and more)'
*He called what happened to him the 'CRIME OF THE CENTURY' adding that it was
'far bigger and more sinister than Watergate!'
After a mostly quiet New Year's Day, President Trump started out the second day
of 2020 on a Twitter tear.
'A lot of very good people were taken down by a small group of Dirty (Filthy)
Cops, politicians, government officials, and an investigation that was illegally
started & that SPIED on my campaign,' Trump began. 'The Witch Hunt is sputtering
badly, but still going on (Ukraine Hoax!),' he said, referring to his
impeachment that is heading to a Senate trial later this month.
The president said that if the FBI had spied on a Democrat's campaign 'everybody
involved would long ago be in jail for treason (and more), and it would be
considered the CRIME OF THE CENTURY, far bigger and more sinister than
Watergate!' he roared.
The president dashed off the tweets before heading from Mar-a-Lago, where he's
spent the holidays among family, friends and political allies.
He then headed to his nearby Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach,
Florida, where it's sunny and could reach 80 degrees. Protesters against banning
vape flavors stood along the motorcade's route again Thursday.
Trump has continued to fixate on the FBI's decision to wiretap his 2016
campaign's foreign policy adviser Carter Page, especially after Department of
Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz found 17 'significant errors or
omissions' on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - or FISA - applications
He's tried to suggest that corrupt individuals within the ranks of the DOJ and
the FBI were responsible for the convictions of his associates Paul Manafort,
Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen and, more
recently, Roger Stone - who will all serve jailtime due to Special Counsel
Robert Mueller's Russian interference probe.
And the president continues to tie together the Mueller probe and the reason he
was impeached: he's accused of holding up $400 million in military aid to
Ukraine to pressure the country's president to announce an investigation into a
political rival, Democratic 2020 hopeful Joe Biden.
The cases are linked by a thread - that Trump also hoped that Ukrainian
President Volodymyr Zelensky would investigate the origins of the 2016 Russia
probe, as the president has latched onto a conspiracy theory that Ukraine - not
Russia - interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump was impeached in the House of Representatives on December 18, but the
articles of impeachment haven't been delivered to the Senate yet, as they're
being held up by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as lawmakers from the two parties
bicker over the rules.
A source confirmed to DailyMail.com the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer hadn't talked impeachment over the
holidays. McConnell is expected to make an update Friday.
The Senate returns in full to Washington next week.