Whether or not Donald Trump personally colluded with the Russian government in their interference with the 2016 US Presidential election, the fact that he has done nothing to stop them doing it again since arriving in the White House is greatly worrying to say the least.
Article by Jan Wolf in Reuters on Friday, February 16, 2018
“While they went to great pains to say they are not indicting any Americans today, if I was an American and I did cooperate with Russians I would be extremely frightened today,” said former federal prosecutor Patrick Cotter.
The White House took a different view, issuing a statement saying that Trump had been briefed on the matter and was “glad to see the Special Counsel’s investigation further indicates there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia.”
Rod Rosenstein looked so scared making his announcement you’d swear Trump was standing right in front of him. I suppose you have to hand it to the President for at least being that intimidating.
Knowing full well his boss wants to fire him, Rosenstein had the unenviable task of explaining the latest move by the Mueller investigation to the media, namely that Russian citizens were being indicted for operating things such as ‘troll farms’ to sway public opinion.
When I was growing up I seem to recall Russia as being an enemy of the USA. I’m not saying I was ever happy about that state of affairs, but one thing I know for sure is that it was the Republican Party pushing that line more than any other.
Now we have concrete evidence that they [and by they we can only assume the orders came from the very top] have been meddling in the democratic processes of supposedly ‘the land of the free and home of the brave’, we have to assume that the priority of the US government is to punish them and make sure it doesn’t happen again?
Of course not. All Trump cares about is himself. Is that just my opinion or do I have proof? What say we examine his first tweet since the announcement of the Russian indictments…
Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2018
Great, Mr President – so it looks like you’re in the clear [even though the announcement proves nothing of the sort]. Glad to see you have your priorities straight. Who needs to worry about the Russians having an ‘anti-US campaign’ anyway? Not the President, that’s for sure. No doubt if challenged you’ll point to the fact that Obama did nothing either, even though he did and at the time you said it was bullshit.
As always, we can only scratch our heads as we try to figure out the mental capacity of, not the President himself, but the citizens of Utrumpia who swallow his every word hook, line and stinker. That’s not a typo. JLP