The indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller Friday laid out the various charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for using social media to meddle with the presidential election.
Sessions recused himself from all investigations related to Russian Federation and the 2016 presidential campaign. Quite the opposite, the indictment shows evidence of a lack of collusion.
On Saturday, President Trump brought attention to a New York Post column that labeled Russian indictment as “a big win” for Donald Trump. No one, left or right or center, took Trump seriously as a candidate when he declared in 2015. It’s a sad fact of the hyper-partisan nature of our political discourse – and Trump’s fragile ego – that we can’t even get agreement on that simple truth. The indictment accused Russian Federation of participating in a scheme since 2014 to interfere with USA politics. Republicans and Democrats should be working together in bipartisan way to confront it.
And over the weekend, Trump publicly rebuked his own national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, after he said there was “incontrovertible” evidence that Russian Federation meddled in the election.
He seemed to imply that though the Federal Bureau of Investigation did make “a mistake” their work on the Russian Federation matter should outweigh not being able to stop the alleged school shooter. “And what has he shared with Mueller and what new doors of investigation did this information open?”
The American people expect their presidents to stand up when attacked, whether by cyber means or otherwise. Well, whose fault is that?
Trump’s Cabinet, however, has forcefully spoken out against Russian Federation. Trump inaccurately portrayed it as personal vindication.
The second point is that the Internet Research Agency also used its phony online presence to back Hillary Clinton’s key Democrat challenger Bernie Sanders, constantly accusing Clinton for instance of fixing the Iowa caucus vote.
The problem is that Facebook is currently failing to comply with our local law-to the extent that the head of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission is now in discussions with the Seattle City Attorney’s office about “next steps”.
To those of you who have reached out this weekend to offer your support, thank you.
On Monday, I interviewed conservative columnist Quin Hillyer about Trump, Mueller and the Russian probe. How else could Trump have possibly won?
“Absolutely”, said Sanders. “It’s very clear that Russian Federation meddled in the election”. The American president is so caught up in denying any suggestion that his campaign colluded with the Russians that he ignores the gravity of the situation, whether his campaign colluded or not. In July 2016, Trump sued him for violating a confidentiality agreement.
Saying Obama was dismissive of his fears of rigging possibility, Trump said his predecessor told him to “stop whining” and make his case to the people.