If the FBI was out to defeat Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy in 2016, why didn’t any other bureaus agents leak that his campaign was under investigation for Russian involvement?
It’s a simple test of elementary logic that the President refuses to address. As for the claim that Putin interfered in the 2016 election campaign, we now know the answer as a result of the Helsinki press conference, and Reuters reporter Jeff Mason asked.
“President Putin, did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?”
Putin’s answer was immediate and perhaps the most significant admission made by a Russian leader in history …
“Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because, he talked about bringing the U.S. - Russia relationship back to normal.”
The admission was bad enough, but now it’s been made worse as a result of both the Trump White House and the Kremlin trying to change history via an old Soviet trick used by dictators worldwide. The question and Putin’s answer was deleted from the White House official transcript and the official Kremlin’s English-language transcript of the event. The rat bastards have even begun circulating edited video, omitting the incriminating question.
Trump wants you to believe that any Russian interference in the future by the Russians will be to elect the Democrats. He wants you to ignore not only Putin’s confession to the world that he and his officials interfered to get him elected he wants you to ignore the conclusions the entire U.S. intelligence community, the Republican-led Senate intelligence committee and top officials of his administration that Russia's interference in 2016 was directly aimed at helping Trump.
Trump wants American’s to believe the reason for the terrible state of U.S. and Russia relations is because of the "many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!" Forget that Russia invaded Georgia, Ukraine and annexed Crimea. He wants you to believe we are the bad guys. Trump wants Americans to think he’s been the toughest on the Russian of all his recent predecessors as if you don’t know he held up imposing sanctions a bipartisan sanctions bill to punish Russia for the interference past by a U.S. Senate for over eight months in.
Trump has offered no evidence that Moscow will be pulling for the Democrats — almost uniformly hostile to Putin — in the midterms, but that didn't stop him from trying to convince the Veterans of Foreign Wars attending their convention. Capping off his delusional, self-serving lies by actually asserting to all Americans caught in the crossfire of his trade-war escalation again most of the world: “What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”
Trump’s declaration that "Tariffs are the greatest!" his administration announced on Tuesday $12 billion in emergency relief for American farmers slammed by Trump's reckless trade war.
Most of the GOP in Washington who were free trade republicans for decades are going along with the madness of want to be King Trump but not all …
· Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said, "America's farmers don't want to be paid to lose — they want to win by feeding the world."
· Sen. Charles Grassley, whose family operates a farm in eastern Iowa, said the administration's move was "encouraging for the short term," but farmers needed "markets and opportunity, not government handouts."
· Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin had an extra sting: "This is becoming more and more like a Soviet-type of economy here."
· Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told CNN he believed there were "sound reasons" for judges to approve the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant on former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
· House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Putin would not be invited to address a joint session of Congress. “That’s something we reserve for allies," Ryan said Tuesday.
A Quinnipiac poll this week found that only 27% of voters rated Trump's summit with Putin a success for the U.S., while 52% regarded it as a failure. Also, 51% of voters believe “the Russian government has compromising information about President Trump,” according to the survey.