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Trump loses it ahead of new Mueller filings — and tweets his most unhinged rant yet

The president is cracking under pressure.

Donald Trump visits with the 374th Airlift Wing

On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to file new information in the court cases against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and attorney Michael Cohen.

And Trump is not taking it well.

Ahead of the new court filings, Trump posted an epic, meandering rant on Twitter that essentially named off every scapegoat vilified on Fox News over the last two years:

There is quite a bit to unpack here, from the fact that Trump is praising Enron — which famously manipulated energy prices and defrauded shareholders — as a "great company," to the fact that it is not a conflict of interest for Mueller to have worked with James Comey or for his prosecutors to have made political contributions, to the fact that Trump does, in fact, know Jerome Corsi (and has a joint legal defense agreement with him), to the fact that Bruce Ohr's wife is named Nellie, not Molly, to the fact that the entire rant is basically just an endless stream of whataboutist distractions.

But Trump clearly has reason to be worried. The special counsel investigation has in recent weeks appeared to be gathering steam, with evidence mounting that Trump strategist Roger Stone had indirect ties to the Russian hack of Democratic emails, Cohen testifying that Trump pursued a real estate deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the presidential campaign, and the revelation that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been of "substantial assistance" to Mueller.

No matter how many times Trump complains he is the victim of a "witch hunt," the truth will eventually come out.

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Matthew Chapman is a video game designer, science fiction author, and political reporter from Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter @fawfulfan.