Joe: FBI Contacts Say it’s a Criminal Issue with Russia & Trump Knows It

Morning Joe says FBI pulling the string on Trump

There was an interesting panel discussion on Morning Joe that is worth noting. John Heilemann pointed out that Trump had a calculated reason for the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

“He knew he was going to take a lot of heat for this,” Heilemann said. “But he clearly decided that the heat he is taking now is less than what would happen if there is a full bore independent investigation with James Comey asking for more resources, asking for more prosecutors trying to get to the bottom of what this Russia connection is. And that’s the one place where we can’t dismiss Trump as being wholly irrational. He is making calculated decisions right now.”

After another guest had made an uninformed assessment initially disputing Heilemann, Joe added to Heilmann’s point.

“I agree with John,” Joe Scarborough said. “I don’t think that was an irrational decision. Everybody’s asking, ‘Why did he do it? ‘ He said he did it because he understood that Comey was on to something. … The FBI was onto something. The FBI has started pulling that string. And they are still pulling that string. And where it leads is not just an election issue. It is a criminal issue, and Trump knows that.”