Trump Claims to Be ‘Most Transparent President in History’ While Fighting Democratic Subpoenas

Trump Claims to Be ‘Most Transparent President in History’ While Fighting Democratic Subpoenas

President Trump reiterated to the press on Wednesday morning that he has been “the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country, by far.”

A minute later, he said with no apparent sense of irony that “he’s fighting all the subpoenas” that Democrats in the House of Representatives might issue.

Trump made the comments as he and first lady Melania Trump departed the White House for a summit on prescription and drug abuse in Atlanta.

The president sandwiched in his humble-brag about his alleged transparency while ranting about the alleged bias of the lawyers hired by Robert Mueller for his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He also claimed that no one in the current Democratic field of presidential candidates can beat him, which is why the party is going to continue investigating him about “nonsense,” despite the fact that the allegedly biased lawyers of the special counsel’s office who “hate him with a passion” also found there had been “no collusion” and “no obstruction” of justice on his part over the last few years.

Trump finished up by suggesting, as he always does, that someone investigate “Crooked Hillary” and others. He also implied that the investigations of him are only happening because he is having such success at “draining the swamp” of Washington, D.C.

He must have missed the story in the local paper, The Washington Post, which said that the Interior Department’s Inspector General is investigating six of his political appointees there for ethics violations and influence peddling. And that’s just at one of his cabinet departments. There are IG investigations going on at several others.

Trump is not so much draining the swamp as replacing it with his own swamp creatures.

Watch the clip up top, via CNN.

Gary Legum

Gary Legum has written about politics and culture for Independent Journal Review, Salon, The Daily Beast, Wonkette, AlterNet and McSweeney's, among others. He currently lives in his native state of Virginia.