I've read some crappy writing and faulty logic in my time, but this Erick Erickson post — which I reproduce here, in full — is perhaps the crappiest and faultiest yet.
How do we know Donald Trump is not under an FBI investigation? Well, James Comey told us. He not only told us, but he told Chuck Schumer who, even after being told, still claimed President Trump was being investigation.
Of course, one never wants to be investigation. But what Comey actually said was that Trump wasn't under investigation for Russian collusion. Comey did not deny that Trump may well be under investigation for obstruction of justice.
But we also know the President is not being investigated because everything has been leaked except that. The media, which has even leaked lies that they had to retract, has not leaked this. The President is not under investigation for collaborating with the Russians.
Very good, Erick. But you know what? I've read perhaps 300 times and heard maybe 200 times from the media that Trump is not under investigation for collaborating with the Russians. (Not yet, anyway.) And how do I and the media know this? From leaks.
Erickson saves his best shots, though, not at the Trump-leaking media, which he hates, but at Bernie Sanders and the Sanders-leaking media, which he adores.
The irony here is rich. Democrats have rallied to Bernie Sanders as the leader of the opposition against Donald Trump. He attracts huge crowds across the nation. One of his acolytes tried to assassinate members of Congress. And Bernie Sanders is under investigation by the FBI, unlike the President.
In fact, Sanders and his wife are both under investigation stemming from a bank loan. The FBI is investigating whether Sanders used his position to pressure the bank to give a college in Vermont a loan. His wife was the president of the college and signed the paperwork.
So President Trump did not pressure James Comey, but Bernie Sanders might have pressured a bank. The FBI is now investigating And still the left will rally to Sanders because they really do not care about the allegations. They just hate Donald Trump.
For starters, it's news to me and probably millions of others that Democrats regard Sen. Sanders as "the leader of the opposition against Donald Trump." And from there, through only a minor circuitous route Erickson suddenly concludes that, so, "Trump did not pressure James Comey." This is clearly meant as a recap of Erickson's preceding argument that there is no investigation of Trumpian collusion, but this is just as clearly an added element to Erickson's post. He never demonstrates that Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice — for, indeed, pressuring James Comey.
Erickson finishes, however, with a touch of saving grace. It's true, Erick — anyone with an ounce of conscience, common sense or human decency hates Donald Trump.