From the Monday, December 4, 2017 edition of The Rush Limbaugh Program:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: So the president is tweeting and commenting on the FBI, claiming the FBI is in tatters. The president not only tweeted this, but he said this to the media gaggle before bordering Marine One helicopter to go out to Joint Base Andrews this morning, then to fly on to Utah to give back some public land that the Obama administration took. At any rate, here’s the tweet: "So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday â€˜interrogation’ with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times â€¦ and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?â€
And then he goes on to talk about the FBI is in tatters. This involves the Mueller investigator named Peter Strzok. (Some say Strzok. It’s S-T-R-Z-O-K.) This is the guy who ran the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. He was a married Hillary supporter â€” conducting an adulterous affair with a government lawyer â€” dissing Trump. This guy was running the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, Peter Strzok, was a married Hillary supporter, and he turned into a chief investigator for Mueller. Mueller had to let him go this past summer because of his anti-Trump tweets with people.
But we didn’t learn about this when it actually happened. We learned about it months later. Ari Fleischer made a good point in a tweet. "These anti-Trump text messages,â€ what this guy was conveying to people, "should be released. The public should be able to judge for themselves the extent of how anti-Trump the messages were and what they could mean for Mueller’s investigation. Why keep them secret?â€ Damn straight right! We have an investigator to anti-Trump that he’s texting people about it. He worked on the Hillary email investigation.
He’s also the guy who was okay with the FBI not investigating the DNC’s hacked server. He was fine with that. The guy’s a total full-fledged partisan, and Mueller had to let him go because it was discovered how partisan he was operating. Every one of Mueller’s investigators is partisan, folks. In fact, there’s probably not an FBI investigator who isn’t, if they’re worth their salt. I mean, they’ve gotta be thinking, engaged people. They’ve gotta have political opinions. But this guy was letting that impact his work to the point that Mueller had to let go of him.
We need to see what he was tweeting other being texting. We have every right to it, it would seem to me. These are the investigators. The guy had to be let go. So Trump has decided to tackle the FBI, among many other strategies that he is employing here. Of course, when this happens â€” when Trump starts tweeting or when other people treat in Trump’s behalf â€” they decide in the swamp to start questioning Trump’s judgment. They start questioning his mental stability. But remember that story I just had on the percentage of Trump supporters who think the media’s the enemy?
Why do you think that is? It’s two-pronged.
The media is a primary player in that, but it’s also because of Trump’s tweets. Trump’s tweets (aside from programs like this) are the only place people can get that perspective on the media. But when he starts tweeting like this against sacred institutions, you can bet that they’re gonna start questioning his judgment, his mental stability and all that. Now, if Trump knows â€” and this is a big if, but I’m talking about Trump’s the state of mind here. If Trump knows that there is no real illegality that jeopardizes his presidency, if he knows that he hasn’t credited any criminal acts that jeopardize his presidency, then he also knows that he is fighting an illegitimate political lynch mob.
These two things are linked. If Trump knows â€” if his lawyers have told him, if he thinks â€” that he hasn’t done anything that warrants this investigation, then he has to believe that the investigation is illegitimate and political. A political mob is conducting a silent coup out to impeach Trump. It’s a political process. It’s not a criminal process. This is a political process. It requires votes, not indictments. It requires votes, not guilty pleas.
Every day pressure from the media, pressure from Democrats. Pressure from the deep state is brought to bear on both the public and Republicans in Congress. Now, if Mueller doesn’t have the goods, Democrats have to create a narrative that Trump is crazy, or they have to start accusing their own side of sexual harassment and having these guys drop like flies so they can go after Trump on that. He’s a wanton abuser or he’s unstable. "His policies kill people. He’s unfit.â€ They have to go after Trump politically; Trump is choosing to respond in kind.
There’s more on this. I gotta go, though.
RUSH: Now, I want to get back to what Trump is up against here, because it has become apparent to a lot of people â€” you know, Dianne Feinstein is now saying that in the Senate their investigation into Trump-Russia collusion has become an obstruction of justice investigation. And I think that’s what Mueller is. Mueller has always been an investigation leading to impeachment, not crime.
We’re not looking here at an investigation that’s gonna lead to an indictment by a grand jury that will then have trials with evidence placed before a jury where guilt or innocence is concerned. This is obviously a collection of evidence, obstruction of justice. They’re gonna try to nail Trump on this and have that lead into impeachment proceedings.
Now, this has caused one of the president’s lawyers, a man named John Dowd, to tweet out that a president cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice because he runs the executive branch and as such is entitled to know everything going on there if he wants and can fire anybody he wants at any time. Which legally he …read more