DOJ Dropped a Humiliating Bombshell About Trump In a New Court Filing
If there’s one fact that everyone can agree on is that Donald Trump is a pathological liar. The dude constantly lies and makes things up. That has created a number of problems, not only for him, but for the people working under him.
Indeed. Now that one of Trump’s big lies has resulted in a legal firestorm, his own Department of Justice is being forced to admit that Trump is a liar as its last line of defense.
In July, Trump tweeted: “Congratulations to @JudicialWatch and @TomFitton on being successful in getting the Carter Page FISA documents. As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of “Justice” and FBI misled the courts. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!”
Trump’s lies about FISA eavesdropping warrant abuse have led to several lawsuits to try to force the Department of Justice to release the real story. Of course, the DOJ never wants to do that kind of thing, as every aspect of the FISA is supposed to remain secret.
So on Friday, the DOJ made a court filing arguing that because Trump just makes up these false claims out of thin air anyway, there is no compelling need to make public the FISA details in question.
Check out the verbiage involved. Brad Heath of USA Today flagged this stunning passage in the DOJ filing:
“The President’s quotation of media reporting cannot be assumed to be his confirmation of the media reporting based on government information, and is not evidence of government misconduct in this case.”
Now let that thought sink in for a moment. This sentence was written by Donald Trump’s own Department of Justice. They’re flat out admitting that he tweets dubious news articles and tries to make it look like he’s confirming them based on inside knowledge that he doesn’t even have.
In their defense, the Justice Department arguing that the entire litigation should be put to bed because it’s being fought over a fake scandal that doesn’t exist, because Trump was just making things up and spreading lies about it.
Welcome to Trump’s America.