I’m not officially a political campaign consultant, but if I were I’d give Donald Trump some priceless advice: If you want to go around tweeting to the world that you are the innocent target of a fake news ‘witch hunt’, maybe try not to constantly BEHAVE like a conniving witch, colluding with ‘the Devil’, who’s just begging to be hunted!
How many times did we hear Trump swear that the answer was absolutely NO, when asked by the media both during his campaign and after his election, whether ANY of his staff/administration had EVER HAD ANY contact with Russian officials?
Then there was the not so long ago interview that Vice President Pence gave to Fox News anchor Chris Wallace. What did Chris Wallace demand an answer to? That same question.
Initially Pence avoided answering the question twice…Hmmm, why would that be? If you and your administration are ethical and honest, it would seem like such an easy question to just quickly answer and get out of the way.But Wallace had to press Pence again for an answer on whether anyone in the Trump administration had ANY contacts with the Russians before or after his election.
Finally Pence said unequivocally, ‘“Of course not… This is all a distraction and it’s all part of a narrative to delegitimize the election and to question the legitimacy of this presidency.” (I will provide a link to this interview at the conclusion below.)
He also asked him about General Flynn’s exposed meetings with the Russian Ambassador, and whether they discussed the Russian sanctions, and Pence said they had not. We of course have since learned that both of those answers were absolutely false.
Trump supporters love to try to say there is ‘no evidence of collusion’ in the face of Trump and his key top officials being caught in lie after lie in an effort to deny their contacts with Russian officials.
I’m not a lawyer, but if I played one on TV, I’d feel pretty comfortable in saying that the many repeated lies to cover up meetings of his top administration and campaign staff that they had before and after his election, along with the entire world hearing Trump with our own ears during one of the debates, calling out TO RUSSIAN OFFICIALS from that debate stage on live television, ASKING them to HACK HILLARY CLINTON’S EMAILS if they could possibly do so…
Well, I’d say that is some pretty solid evidence pointing to shared ‘intent’, or what is called in legal speak, ‘A GUILTY MIND’.
Now, add to the above that we find out yesterday about yet ANOTHER meeting that Trump’s son Donald Jr. had, along with Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner, AND campaign adviser at the time Paul Manafort, with a Russian lawyer with close ties to Putin and the Kremlin. We find out the purpose of this meeting was about her allegedly being able to provide them with damaging information on??…Who else but HILLARY CLINTON.
On his security clearance document requiring the disclosure of any such meetings in order to obtain the necessary clearance for his access to being a White House top adviser, Kushner initially withheld not only this meeting with this key Russian National with close ties to the Kremlin, but he also withheld ANOTHER such meeting in which he was accompanied by since fired National Security Adviser General Flynn, that they had with none other than a top Russian banker with close ties to the Kremlin, who was accompanied by THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR of all people!
Where do you suppose those meetings took place that Trump has tried to say he ‘knew nothing about’? If you guessed TRUMP TOWER, you are correct!
No evidence? Who has an ounce of common sense and says that with a straight face?
Then you have Donald Trump not able to say a critical word about one of the biggest monsters on the planet, responsible for a large number of the HALF A MILLION innocent Syrian refugees bombed by Russian guided missiles, including schools and hospitals in Aleppo…Trump not only can’t say a negative word about Putin, but he opens their meeting at the G-20 by telling Putin that it is a great honor to meet him!
And then we find out from Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in his description of their conversation that ensued, that Trump asked Putin about whether Russia was in fact responsible for interfering in the 2016 Presidential election, and Putin denied responsibility in any way. Tillerson said the President accepted Putin’s answer, did not challenge him, did not provide any evidence to hold him accountable, and they simply both thought it prudent to ‘move on’ to other things.
I’ll BET they both thought that was ‘prudent’…Trump keeps telling his supporters this is a ‘witch hunt’…But like I said, if you are going to say that, try not ACTING like one. I mean, it starts to look like Tillerson may have left out the part where Trump and Putin got on their knees and prayed to the Devil together that it might soon be possible for them to finally be able ‘move on’ with their corrupt shared agenda.
Trump chose to take the word of a murderous human rights violating dictator, responsible for untold deaths of journalists in his country who have tried to expose his rampant corruption and war crimes. He chose to take Putin’s word OVER our own intelligence agencies, who have reported that there is no doubt regarding Russia’s attack on our election and their cyber efforts to undermine our democracy, which they say are only INCREASING today!
Then it blew me away when part of Tillerson’s account was to tell the media that as a result of their meeting, it was apparent that the U.S. and Russia share ‘common goals’.
Let me remind my readers something you may have forgotten, related directly to Rex Tillerson’s ‘common goals’ with his good buddy Vladmir Putin…It relates to before Tillerson was chosen by Trump to be his Secretary of State. Remember the old adage, ‘follow the money’, which I can assure you is a HUGE part of the current Russia investigation by Special Prosecutor Mueller?
Well don’t forget that Rex Tillerson, as former CEO of none other than EXXON PETROLEUM, had received a medal from Vladimir Putin, and the two had not only become close personal friends, but had become close business partners in a very lucrative joint enterprise to drill for oil together…Yes, they were pursuing an Exxon/Putin partnership, to drill for oil in Antarctica.
Now, what you have to remember is that this lucrative partnership the two of them were pursuing in their mutual admiration society of shared ‘common goals’ was prematurely cut short before they could ‘consummate’ their relationship…
The reason it was cut short was because of Russia’s invasion of Crimea in Ukraine, resulting in harsh sanctions against Russia by President OBama. Under those sanctions, no American corporation, not even one as ‘crony-connected’ as Exxon, can engage in doing business with Russia.
When you keep that in mind, you begin to connect many of the dots. You can see why there have been repeated efforts by Trump and his top officials to deny any talk about Russian sanctions with Russian Nationals, and then we discover that General Flynn lied and in fact DID discuss those sanctions secretively with the Russian Ambassador.
Oh, and then there was Trump tweeting yesterday after his meeting with Putin, in which he said they did not discuss the sanctions. But then today, there was White House Press Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders, asked by a reporter if Trump had discussed the sanctions with Putin, and she stated that in fact they HAD discussed the U.S. sanctions against Russia.
Another day, another lie exposed…or maybe I should say another hour, another lie…Or maybe better put, another tweet, another lie…But it’s just all a fake news ‘witch hunt’?
When you keep the above in mind, you can more easily see what those shared supposed ‘common goals’ are that Tillerson ridiculously referred to. Our two nation’s values couldn’t be more diametrically opposed, until you factor in Trump and Tillerson’s agenda.
(Here’s the link I referred to above, regarding Chris Wallace’s interview with VP Pence, and Pence’s denial of any contacts with Russians)