Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.
Trump baselessly alleged the FBI illegally broke into the office of his former fixer Michael Cohen on Saturday morning, finishing off a week marked by hisÂ attackÂ on American law enforcement while standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Vladimir Putin.
HeÂ describedÂ the FBIâs actions as âbreak[ing] into a lawyerâs office (early in the morning).â
In reality, the FBI had a search warrant to enter Cohenâs properties.
The Washington PostÂ reportedÂ the Cohen search warrant was approved after meeting a higher bar than is usually demanded of warrants.
The search was undertaken by a U.S. attorney, who has to have a search warrant approved by a magistrate judge from the U.S. District Court.
The process is a far cry from Trumpâs description of criminal behavior, but well in line with hisÂ habitof attacking law enforcement when he feels personally threatened.
Trump alsoÂ whinedÂ that the recording made by Cohen is âtotally unheard of & perhaps illegal.â
This is likely veryÂ falseÂ too.
New York, where Cohen recorded Trump, is a âone-party consentâ state, which means he did not need Trumpâs permission to record him. Trumpâs lawyers havenât even bothered to claim the recording violated attorney-client privilege.
That claim misses the mark by a long shot.
AÂ recent poll from PewÂ found that President Barack Obama was named by most Americans as the best president in their lifetime. Obama was followed in order by Presidents Clinton and Reagan.
In the survey Trump was a full 25 points lower than Obama. The only recent president that Trump outperformed was President George W. Bush.
Trump has not learned from his week of anti-American rhetoric, and as the investigation continues to envelop his inner circle and move closer to him, he has chosen to throw the FBI and other agencies under the bus.
Those instincts are a big part of why heâs near the bottom of the presidential rankings and not at all âyour favorite President.â
Published with permission of The American Independent.