Trump is furious that he’s not getting his October surprise — no matter how hard Tucker and his South American associates try, and no matter how many times he mentions Hunter Biden tomorrow (I set the over/under at 73), it’s pretty clear that the Burismaghazi isn’t getting traction outside of the center of the fever swamp. Trump wants arrests and if he can’t get those he at least wants the FBI director to call his opponent a crook less than two weeks before the election again, and if he doesn’t get it who know what he’ll do:
President Trump and his advisers have repeatedly discussed whether to fire FBI Director Christopher A. Wray after Election Day — a scenario that also could imperil the tenure of Attorney General William P. Barr as the president grows increasingly frustrated that federal law enforcement has not delivered his campaign the kind of last-minute boost that the FBI provided in 2016, according to people familiar with the matter.
The conversations among the president and senior aides stem in part from their disappointment that Wray in particular but Barr as well have not done what Trump had hoped — indicate that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden or other Biden associates are under investigation, these people say. Like others, they spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose internal discussions.
In the campaign’s closing weeks, the president has intensified public calls for jailing his challenger, much as he did for Hillary Clinton, his opponent in 2016. Trump has called Biden a “criminal” without articulating what laws he believes the former vice president has broken.
People familiar with the discussions say Trump wants official action similar to the announcement made 11 days before the last presidential election by then-FBI Director James B. Comey, who informed Congress he had reopened an investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state after potential new evidence had been discovered.
Mute or no mute the debate tonight is going to be…something.
It really says it all about James Comey that Donald Trump’s hand-picked FBI Director and even his ludicrously unfit and partisan AG have done a better job staying out of the election than that legend in his own mind did. I can almost understand why Trump just assumed that he’d get that final reality show twist before every election.
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