Donald Trump sided with Russia yet again today via Twitter when the president tweeted, “Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!”
The Trumpster then immediately pivoted to – what else? – email servers and Hillary Clinton.
He continued, “Where is the DNC Server, and why didn’t Shady James Comey and the now disgraced FBI agents take and closely examine it? Why isn’t Hillary/Russia being looked at? So many questions, so much corruption!”
Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election! Where is the DNC Server, and why didn’t Shady James Comey and the now disgraced FBI agents take and closely examine it? Why isn’t Hillary/Russia being looked at? So many questions, so much corruption!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2018
Every law enforcement agency in the United States from the CIA to the FBI has confirmed that Russia did, indeed, interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
But Trump’s ego is so fragile any and everything that might take away from his election is seen as a threat.
Meanwhile, those same agencies tell us Russia plans to again meddle in our upcoming mid-term elections, but Trump hasn’t asked anyone to do anything about stopping the Russian interference.
It is truly ominous that @POTUS would take the word of Vladimir Putin over the unanimous conclusion of his OWN Intel chiefs and SecState—even as they report that Russia is STILL meddling in our elections!
It only heightens suspicion about just what this is all about. https://t.co/u09Sr9YhtC
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 28, 2018
"Russia did meddle in our election, Russia meddles in elections all over the world," says Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz: "Vladimir Putin is a former KGB agent, of course he lies and of course Russia meddles" https://t.co/UVpCkfXx9m pic.twitter.com/VrXt8nsEyp— New Day (@NewDay) June 28, 2018
We’ve been called “fake news” for reporting, accurately, that Trump still doubts that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Hopefully this puts the issue to bed. Stunningly, Trump’s rhetoric on this is closer to the Russian government position than the US government position. https://t.co/KgQ6hMe66K
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) June 28, 2018
Trump appears to accept Putin’s claim that Russia did not interfere in the election. The U.S. intelligence community has concluded it did — definitively, no question, no doubt. https://t.co/4XCJNqcHb7
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) June 28, 2018
I know it makes no difference to Trump’s base, and they believe that the intelligence community is a malicious conspiracy against the Donald, but every American intel agency agrees that Russia meddled in the elections. I just feel it’s necessary to say that for the 5000th time.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 28, 2018