Trump and his team are still refusing to admit that Russia did in fact interfere in our election. Makes you wonder why they’re so determined to protect Putin and what they’re actually hiding.
The FBI, the CIA, and the Department of National Intelligence all now agree that Russia interfered in our presidential election in order to help Trump. But Trump and his team apparently would still rather believe Putin. I wonder why?
On Sunday, Trump’s new Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, made an appearance on Fox News Sunday. It was very clear from this interview that Team Trump is very sensitive and nervous about the whole topic of Russia. Instead of admitting that a foreign government tried to undermine our democracy, Priebus tried to turn the whole thing into a partisan issue.
One part of this interview that was particularly interesting was when Chris Wallace asked Priebus if he would state flatly that neither Trump nor any member of his team ever contacted or coordinated with Russia. The question clearly flustered the extremely defensive Priebus. And he quickly deflected to an attack on Democrats.
WALLACE: “Two questions. One, do you flatly deny any contact, any coordination between Mr. Trump, his campaign, his associates and the Russians in interfering?”
PRIEBUS: “Even this question is insane. Of course, we didn’t interface with the Russians. I mean, this whole thing is a spin job. And I think what the Democrats ought to do is look in the mirror and face the reality that they lost the election. And they lost the election because they’re so and completely out of touch with the American people that they’re so shell-shocked and they can’t believe it.
And what is their response? Recounts, Russians, leaked CIA reports, and now the press secretary of the president saying that the reason Hillary Clinton lost wasn’t because she blew it in Benghazi, she blew it with Russia, she blew it as secretary of state, she ignored the entire Midwest, and people didn’t like the product. That’s why Hillary Clinton lost.”
There are a couple things we know for sure. One is that Russia did hack into our election to help Trump….and they certainly did help him. The other is that we need a lot more answers on what role, if any, that the Trump campaign played in this Russian interference.
Right now we don’t know whether or not Trump was working with them. But if it turns out that he was, there is only one word for it. Treason.