So the Mueller Report is out, and for reasons I can’t understand, a lot of Trump supporters have bought into Trump’s whole “It’s a hoax thing.”
Mostly it’s because Fox News and Trump himself have been touting the erroneous Barr summary of “No collusion, no obstruction.”
But there’s another part to the Mueller Report that no one seems to be disputing, mostly because no one is talking about it.
That part is this: the Mueller Report proved, conclusively, that Russia was behind the interference in the 2016 election.
Why is this significant? Because for years, Trump has maintained that it was NOT Russia. Most famously, he said he believed President Putin with his now famous “I don’t know why it WOULD be Russia?” Remember, he tried to walk that one back with “Oh, I meant to say WOULDN’T.”
No, you didn’t, Donnie. Not even close.
He has never come out and condemned Russia for the interference.
And since the Mueller Report dropped, it’s all been a lot of “DID TO!” and “DID NOT!” from both sides, but the press and Congress (including the Republicans, if they had ANY guts) should be asking him: Will you now condemn Russia for interfering in the election? Will you reimpose sanctions on them as punishment for this?
Mueller proved that it was a lot more than $160,000 spent on Facebook ads, and everyone knows that – only Kushner and Trump don’t want to admit it. Maybe they didn’t direct it, and maybe they didn’t cut a check, and maybe they didn’t even know it was happening. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt (although they don’t deserve it).
But now, we know for a FACT that Russia interfered.
When is Trump going to stand up to Russia and demand them to stop interfering in our elections?
The answer is never. Because he doesn’t have to. And that means that ole Pooty Poot will just do it again – maybe even more – in 2020.
Russia interfered in the election, and Republicans at best turned a blind eye towards it and now refuse to publicly acknowledge that fact. Saint Ronald Reagan, the most exalted patron saint of GOP everywhere, must be rolling over in his grave. (If there’s an earthquake in Southern California, I guess we’ll know where the epicenter is.)