On Saturday evening, former President Donald Trump issued a statement through his spokesperson, Liz Harrington, that she promptly posted on Twitter for the ex-president since he’s banned from the social media platform as a result of his endless lies about the 2020 election being “stolen” from him.
Making reference to a court filing from Special Counsel John Durham this week, Trump asserted that he’d been spied on by the Clinton campaign and wanted “reparations” paid “to those in our country who have been harmed by this.”
Oh, and Trump also insisted that any Clinton campaign staffers who played any role in what he perceives as a crime (despite the fact that he won the 2016 election) should be punished with a penalty of death:
“The latest pleading from Special Counsel Robert Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia. This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution. In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this.”
President Donald J. Trump:
“The latest pleading from Special Counsel Robert Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection… pic.twitter.com/jaERtmhDER
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) February 12, 2022
What Trump conveniently neglected to mention is that members of his 2016 campaign (including his son, Don Jr. and son-in-law, Jared Kushner) met on numerous occasions with Russian nationals in an effort to obtain “dirt” on Clinton.
Trump’s rantings, many suggested on Twitter, could be tied to the numerous criminal investigations of him taking place in New York, Georgia, and by the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
Curiously, Trump wants to people on whom his hand-picked Special Counsel just let statutes of limitation expire be “punish[ed] by death.”
Maybe John Durham doesn’t think this is crime, much less a capital one? https://t.co/LTzqPoRPYU pic.twitter.com/5Z2HVWMbQz
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) February 13, 2022
Trump argues that the Clinton Campaign members should be put to death for something “worse than Watergate” while he’s being investigated for something many times worse than Watergate https://t.co/quxYqQHCE9
— A Big Dumb Idiot Man (@BigDumbIdiotMan) February 13, 2022
Besides the executions, he wants reparations? LOL, he’s really hurting for money and I don’t think Melania’s got enough hats to grift.
— MelmoMacdaffy (@MelmoMacdaffy) February 13, 2022
Trump sounds rattled, terrified, and even more unhinged than usual. That’s what guilt does to a person.
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