Trump Traps Democrats on Opposition Research [OPINION]
President Donald Trump is always several steps ahead of the Democrats and has shown again why they aren't even in the same league as him.
ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Fall River's biggest disappointment, tried to box Trump in on the issue of opposition research. The one-time Clinton adviser questioned Trump about Don Jr. having met with Russian operatives after being promised dirt on then-Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Stephanopoulos asked, “Should he have gone to the FBI when he got that email?”
Trump responded that opposition research is just part of the game. “You’re a congressman, somebody comes up and says, 'Hey, I have information on your opponent.' Do you call the FBI? I don’t think so.”
Asked by Stephanopoulos what he would do if he were offered such information on his 2020 opponent, Trump responded, “It’s not interference. They have information. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI, if I thought there was something wrong. But when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research.”
Of course, Democrats' heads are bursting like watermelons at a Gallagher show, but the Dems don't even realize that they are walking right into a trap.
There are currently multiple investigations underway into the origins of the bogus Russia collusion probe. A great deal of what is being investigated is the opposition research on Trump that was bought and paid for by the Democrats—specifically Hillary Clinton—in the 2016 elections, and how that fake information was used to obtain warrants to spy on Trump and his campaign.
Democrats who condemn Trump's remarks on opposition research will surely have to condemn the opposition research that was used against Trump to falsify FISA warrant applications that led to the Mueller investigation.This will severely limit their ability to be outraged once the indictments begin to flow.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.