With the Comey hearing going swell for Democrats and anyone who thinks President Donald J. Trump is full of it and colluded with Russians, it’s understandable Trump would be upset. We can see him balling his tiny hands into little fists while throwing a temper tantrum. However, he’s also posted to Twitter with a video of the Comey hearing, taken it completely out of context, and tried to spin it in a way that benefits him, and he’s not getting one past us.
‘The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process.’
The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process. pic.twitter.com/d9HqkxYBt5
— President Trump (@POTUS) March 20, 2017
The tweet is referring to the fact that Rep. Devin Nunes asked Admiral Michael Rogers if there was any evidence that Russia hacking changed any votes in several states.
‘No, I do not, but I would highlight we are a foreign intelligence organization, not a domestic intelligence organization. So it would be fair to say we are probably not the best organization to provide a more complete answer.’
So, as Bill O’Reilly would say, the spin stops here. Let’s examine why Admiral Rogers’ comments do not say what Trump thinks they say.
First off, though Rogers said they had no evidence, he suggested they were not the right people to ask that question. That probably means they did not investigate the possibility of vote changing all that closely. Therefore, Nunes should ask someone else for a better answer.
Furthermore, there is much more to the electoral process than just casting a vote for president. The electoral process covers all levels of government and includes the whole SHEBANG that leads up to election day. That includes the rallies, the planning, the primaries, the general election, the RNC, the DNC, and a whole lot more. It’s a complex process that far exceeds just the day you cast that vote.
Furthermore, that’s not even what Russia is really accused of doing. They are accused of influencing the 2016 election, not changing votes. Even before election day, the Obama administration accused Russia of attempting to influence the 2016 election. The Washington Post reported that both the Office of the director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security said in a joint statement:
‘The U.S. Intelligence Community is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from U.S. persons and institutions, including from U.S. political organizations…These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.’
Most notably, during the SAME EXACT hearing Admiral Rogers made those comments, FBI Director James Comey CONFIRMED the FBI is investigating Russia’s efforts in influencing the 2016 presidential election. That includes investigating any potential ties between Trump and his team and the Kremlin. This means, Trump’s tweet is absolute BS coming from the master of depraved pustulent orange-tinted BS. Try again, Trump. We’re not falling for it.
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