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Trump Stuns with Hillary Clinton Corruption Announcement

Saturday morning tweetstorm from the president targeted the former secretary of state along with Sessions, Mueller, more

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President Donald Trump leveraged his direct connection to the American people on Saturday morning — announcing the possibility that he “may have to get involved” to ensure justice is served after dropping the bombshell that the FBI evaluated “less than 1 percent” of Hillary Clinton’s emails.

He also suggested that the FBI intentionally avoided evaluating the “disasters” among those emails.

In addition, the president pointed to coverage from Fox News regarding the numbers — saying that the FBI had examined a paltry 3,000 of 675,000 emails.

Trump also included his own assessment of the unexamined emails. He shared his belief  that the FBI purposely did not evaluate the “disasters,” presumably in a subversive bid to protect his former opponent.

“Crooked’s” emails weren’t the only topic on the president’s mind this morning.

The president’s communiques began with a clarification of a widely misreported “phony story by the Fake News Media” covering the recent plea agreement by Michael Cohen — the president’s former lawyer.

Cohen pleaded guilty to tax, bank, and campaign finances charges.

Plea agreements or “plea bargains,” it is important to note, are not confessions or verdicts. They are regularly considered “legal fiction” in that those who take advantage of them agree to plead guilty to a lesser crime to avoid the risk of a jury trial — in which they then would be tried for a crime that could carry much stiffer penalties, as the Washington Examiner and other media have explained.

In a tweet in which he referred to himself in the third person (as “President Trump”), the commander-in-chief noted that Lanny Davis, Cohen’s attorney, specifically said that Cohen did not know if Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June of 2016.

In that same tweet, the president again denied knowing about the meeting.

In addition to his Saturday tweets covering Clinton and Cohen, Trump also took swings at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the seemingly never-ending Robert Mueller probe.

In one tweet, Trump tagged Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), whose position on the advisability of firing Sessions has proven quite malleable.

Trump quoted the senator’s assertion that attorneys general serve at the pleasure of the president of the United States.

Is this an ominous sign for Jeff Sessions, then?

This question has come up before, of course …

So you decide.

Michele Blood is a Flemington, New Jersey-based freelance writer and a regular contributor to LifeZette.

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