The president is worried.
He is prone to worry, seeing as he is addicted to power and prioritizes his public image above everything else. If even the slightest threat arises to Trump’s ego, he flips.
Seriously though, this Monday morning on Twitter he’s paranoid out of his mind.
He’s now tweeted a message suggesting that the Hillary Clinton campaign ought to be investigated for supposed ties to Russia.
He wrote, “What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians? Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?”
What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians? Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2017
The allegations that the Clinton campaign was in contact with the Russians during the recently concluded election cycle were first raised in recent weeks by the Russian president’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov. These allegations remain unsubstantiated, and come after Russia has lied time and time again about its activities designed to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Even if it’s still up in the air whether or not the Trump campaign was in direct collusion with the Russians, it’s a documented fact that Russia worked on Donald Trump’s behalf throughout 2015 and 2016, and again, Russia has lied about that.
Thus, what reason does anyone have to believe that the allegations about the Clinton campaign are true just because Russia says they are?
There’s another thing, too. A number of individuals close to Trump, including his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and sitting Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have gone on record lying about their documented meetings with the Russian Ambassador to the United States.
Nobody in Clinton’s inner circle has gone on record and lied before Congress about issues of their connections to Russia.
Thus, what reason do we have to believe that the Trump administration is not hiding something? Flynn and Sessions have both been exposed to have lied. Who else is lying?
Either Trump has surrounded himself with idiots or he’s surrounded himself with guilty people.
Soon — pending, among other things, what’s exposed at a Congressional hearing set for this Monday — we will find out the answer.
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