Trump Saturday Twitter Tirade: $2,000 Checks, Section 230, Election Fraud, Russia Collusion, SCOTUS
President Donald Trump took to twitter on Saturday morning to vent his growing frustrations over the election, government spending, and flailing probes into the Russian collusion FBI "Crossfire Hurricane.
President Donald Trump took to twitter on Saturday morning to vent his growing frustrations over the election, government spending, and flailing probes into the Russian collusion FBI “Crossfire Hurricane.”
The president first focused on the the National Defense Authorization Act which would set defense funding for the 2021 fiscal year. He vetoed the bill last week saying that it did not include a provision to repeal Section 230.
Section 230 grants Internet companies such as Facebook and Twitter with broad liability protections unavailable to other types of media publishers.
The President also called the act a “gift” to U.S. adversaries, referring to China and Russia.
Trump then shifted his ire to the DOJ, FBI, and Republican lawmakers, with special focus on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who he accused of not supporting his effort to expose impropriety in the 2020 elections.
Trump also reiterated his stance on the recent Coronavirus Stimulus Package and Omnibus spending bill passed in the house and senate which he signaled that he would not sign because the bill was not fair to the American people while being too generous to foreign nations.
“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” President Donald Trump said in an address.
“Throughout the summer, Democrats cruelly blocked COVID relief legislation in an effort to advance their extreme left-wing agenda and influence the election,” Trump said. “Then, a few months ago, Congress started negotiations on a new package to get urgently needed help to the American people. It’s taken forever.”
The President also alluded to him denying the Bill if congress did not meet his demand to “get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items.”
He also targeted the probe into the “Crossfire Hurricane” Russian collusion investigation.
Just last week a memorandum signed by Trump was made public that reveals that John Durham will now be authorized to present classified information to a grand jury convened for the purpose of obtaining a conviction in the investigation.
In 2019, President Donald Trump gave Barr special powers to investigate the Crossfire Hurricane inquiry the FBI had made into the incoming Trump Administration during the 2016 presidential election. Durham was chosen to run the investigation last spring. Barr revealed that in November, just days ahead of the election, that he elevated Durham to special counsel status.
“I designated John Durham as a special counsel because I wanted to provide him and his team with assurance that they’d be able to finish their work, and they’re making good progress now, and I expect they will be able to finish their work,” Barr said. “I’m hoping that the next administration handles that matter responsibly.”
To date, Durham’s investigation has had only minor success, with only a single prosecution.
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