Trump Goes After 19,000 ‘Purposely & Illegally’ Deleted FBI Texts: ‘Would Have Explained Whole Hoax!’


“The best defense is the good offense” is an adage that is common in many areas including sports, gaming and military combat. It is also known as the strategic offensive principle of war. Quoting Wikipedia: “Generally, the idea is that proactivity (a strong offensive action) instead of a passive attitude will preoccupy the opposition and ultimately hinder its ability to mount an opposing counterattack, leading to a strategic advantage.”

That appears to be the continued strategy for President Donald Trump in light of increased legal pressure and investigations that have come as a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings, and pursuant litigation farmed out to satellite federal justice offices.

This tactic was on full display on Tuesday morning as the Commander in Chief tried to direct everyone to focus on the allegations that FBI leadership demanded the deletion of texts between former FBI agents that have become central to Trump’s conspiratorial defense.

Agents Strozk and Page shared a number of private texts that have led to Republican-led investigations into “Deep State” conspiracy that they were efforting to stop Trump from becoming president, a task that they were not competent enough to pull off.

Another way to read Trump’s tweet above is to consider him saying “what about” this other thing over here!

Also quoting from Wikipedia, whataboutism is an attempt “to discredit an opponent’s position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument, which in the United States is particularly associated with Soviet and Russian propaganda.”


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