Let me begin with where the story should end. The GOP is changing the rules they made up and jumping through hoops to protect #45. He has upset the world as we knew it and he is embroiled in investigations from all quarter by nearly every agency while he continues to scream Fake News. But more importantly he continues to use the tried and true fallback position that Obama or Clinton did it, which is the real fake news.
There can now be no doubt: The Russia meddling story is not just smoke but fire. Donald Trump Jr.’s documented interactions with Russians during last year’s presidential campaign are abnormal and alarming. An incriminating email chain has made it impossible for the administration to deploy its always flimsy argument of last resort; that the whole story is just “fake news.”
So now all that we have heard about Trump, Trump Jr., Flynn, Pence, Kushner, Manafort, and the rest of his crew appears to be involved. Following a string of misleading and false statements, Americans must also wonder: Were other Trump associates involved? Did other meetings take place? Was President Trump aware of them? What more did the Trump camp know about Kremlin support for the Trump campaign? Then there is this recurring question: How long can the rest of the Republican Party prioritize partisanship and agenda over decency and patriotism?
What we can clearly see from all of this is who the real terrorists are – the GOP! These so-called patriots are akin to terrorists for upholding these crooks who participated in the American coup! We must remember that 45 is the man who came to political prominence for his racist views (the fake birther claim) of the only black guy who held the office before him. At the very least these activities were and are unethical but the GOP claims it is 21st-century politics!
The emails were released by the younger Mr. Trump after he learned that the New York Times was about to publish them. They show that in June 2016 a publicist who had been involved with Donald Trump’s 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow offered the president’s son “official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton].” This “very high level and sensitive information” would be from “the Crown prosecutor of Russia,” an apparent reference to Russia’s prosecutor general. It would be passed on as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”
Donald Trump Jr.’s reply was damning: “If it’s what you say I love it.” In subsequent emails, it was explicit that he would meet with a “Russian government attorney” in order to get the information. The younger Mr. Trump and his apologists claim that he responded as would any campaign operative seeking dirt on an opponent. When an ethical operative confronted by a foreign power’s attempt to meddle in this way in U.S. elections would refer the matter promptly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Instead, the younger Trump was enthused, drawing Mr. Manafort and Mr. Kushner into a meeting with someone he believed to be a Russian government attorney.
What now? The president’s sole comment on the matter, relayed Tuesday by deputy press secretary reported: “my son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency.” What he is saying is I am white and therefore I am right. Even with all the evidence, it will take his whole presidential term to resolve any of this!
So now the Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), must finally decide: Is this really okay? Are they really prepared to debase themselves in defense of a president whose closest advisers may have welcomed underhanded interference in America’s election from a hostile foreign power? Let me sum this up by saying the White House is nothing more than a house of lies! I would compare this gang to terrorist folks who created the confederacy during the Civil War! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…