Donald Trump really does seem to hire the best people, if by the best people he means the people who are most likely to make him look even worse than he already does. Every Trump surrogate sent out to speak on his behalf on television is either utterly clueless or contradicts him repeatedly.
While there have been many really terrible spokespeople for the president, Katrina Pierson has made some of the most jaw-dropping mistakes. She once appeared on television wearing a necklace made of bullets and she also blamed President Obama for the death of a soldier during the time that Obama was still a state senator in Illinois. Her most recent tweets, however, is really one of her best displays of ignorance.
The story of McCain’s role in the Steele dossier is well known and well documented. McCain received the dossier from the former British M16 spy who compiled it while doing opposition research on Trump for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. It was recently revealed that McCain had a staffer turn it over to the FBI, and the Trump team has made a real fuss about the news, stirring up controversy where there is none. However, that seems to be the thrust of their response to every breaking story about the investigation into the alleged collusion between his presidential campaign and Russian government operatives in 2016.
It really doesn’t matter how the dossier began, who paid for the opposition research to be done, or who gave it to the FBI. The dossier did nothing but back up reports that the FBI had already received from foreign intelligence agencies, foreign diplomats, and other sources. What matters is what the evidence shows, and only Mueller’s report can tell us that.
Twitter was stunned by Pierson’s tweet. Read some of their comments below:
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