It seems that the “Clinton handbook” may be put into play by President Donald Trump while he deals with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and he seems to have been doing so for some time.
What exactly is the playbook? Think back to Ken Starr… and how he and his investigation were under constant attack. A light was shed on every aspect of Starr’s life — in intelligence, motivation, and even integrity. This was all seemingly done by the Clinton camp.
And while Trump may not have the backing of the mainstream media, he’s using social media to his advantage.
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From the above video:
“As we know, the independent counsel or the special counsel has charged a bunch of people high in the Trump campaign who might have been expected to be involved in collusion, if collusion were actually going on, but he hasn’t charged them with anything resulting in that,” Fox News contributor Byron York opened.
“I think there is an important point here about the president. He is not threatening to fire Mueller, but he is clearly trying to discredit Mueller.”
“I think in doing that, he is taking a page out of the Bill Clinton handbook,” he continued. “Back in 1998 during the Lewinsky scandal, the Clinton White House went on a full-force offensive against the independent counsel.”
“I’m going to read you one headline from The New York Times at that time. It said ‘president’s aides expand offensive to counter Starr urging inquiry on leaks, prosecutor denounced as corrupt and accused of witch-hunt.’ Does that sound familiar?”
“This is very much out of the playbook of discrediting the prosecutor so when he does something, you can argue that it is politically motivated.”
A few examples of Trump’s great use of Social Media:
“The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe was caught, called out and fired. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation? How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more!”
“The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!”