Again, President Trump is being the Distractor and Chief. This morning he tweeted:
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
Vladimir Putin is the reason for the strained relations between The United States and Russia. It is plain and simple. It is a fact that Russia interfered in our democratic process with the use of disinformation, hacks, and leaks. This fact is supported by both American and other national intelligence agencies.
Congress deserves blame for many things, but not the poor relations we share with Russia. Congress surprisingly took a positive step this week by passing a sanctions bill against Russia for their meddling our most sacred institution. Trump signed this bill after voicing reservations, and now he criticizes Congress the appropriate retribution toward Russia.
Looking back, Barack Obama deserves some credit for emboldening Putin, as he did not take the strong action needed. However, his reasoning made some sense due to the hyper-partisan nature of the 2016 Election and his relationship with Hillary Clinton.
If anyone deserves blame now, that person is Donald J. Trump for his unwillingness to criticize Russia and his blatant disregard of facts. Trump has the unique opportunity to rally the nation against a real enemy who attacked us. Instead, he would rather blame others for things it seems he might not understand.
Maybe he thinks he will wiggle his way out of the investigation? Maybe he thinks we will all forget? Maybe he does not think his actions are incorrect?
He is wrong, wrong, wrong.
BREAKING: He cried foul at reports that Robert Mueller’s investigation would examine his finances. However today, the investigation has been intensified with more subpoenas, a new focus on Trump’s finances, and the assembling of a grand jury (used to determine if there is probable cause to support criminal charges).
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