Earlier this morning we noted a pair of Trump tweets which seemingly called on the Podesta brothers to "Drain the Swamp" by dishing whatever "earth shattering" dirt they have on Democrats to Special Counsel Mueller (see: Trump Calls On Podesta Bros To "Drain The Swamp" By Revealing "Earth Shattering" Dirt On Dems).
Now, it seems as though one of the embattled Podesta brothers, Hillary's former campaign chair John Podesta, is more than ready to engage in a twitter war with the President after firing back that he's the "victim of a big lie campaign by the American President."
"Not bad enough that I was the victim of a massive cyber crime directed by the Russian President."
"Now I’m the victim of a big lie campaign by the American President "
Not bad enough that I was the victim of a massive cyber crime directed by the Russian President (1/3)— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) October 31, 2017
Now I’m the victim of a big lie campaign by the American President (2/3)— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) October 31, 2017
Of course, Podesta's tweets come after his brother, Tony Podesta, was forced to resign from a firm that the two founded together in 1988 after it was announced that Special Counsel Mueller had suddenly taken an interest in lobbying efforts undertaken by that firm on behalf of a pro-Russian party in Ukraine. Per The Hill:
His brother, Tony Podesta, on Monday stepped down from the lobbying firm he has run for three decades after special counsel Robert Mueller charged former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his top deputy, Rick Gates, with crimes related to his work for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.
Trump on Tuesday said Tony Podesta's exit from his firm — and not the indictment of his former campaign chairman — was Monday's "biggest story."
A report earlier this month said Mueller is investigating Tony Podesta and the Podesta group.
The siblings co-founded Podesta Group in 1988.
To summarize the irony in these tweets, here is our loose understanding of how we arrived at this point:
- John Podesta lost an election;
- He and his party enlisted the support of media partners to launch an all out crusade against the newly elected administration alleging, among other things, treasonous collusion with a foreign government to effectuate a coup in the U.S.;
- That crusade, while resulting in no actual evidence of collusion with the newly elected administration, has now engulfed his own party in a collusion investigation of its own.
Oh the tangled webs...