Russia Collusion Denial
RUSSIA COLLUSION DENIAL by Phil Fishman (c)
It’s amazing to me that some otherwise very intelligent people continue to believe that the Russia collusion story is a simply a left wing or media creation; and the investigation is nothing but a fishing expedition in an attempt to sully Trump and to subvert his agenda. Those people apparently forget that Republicans chair all the committees, which are heavily involved in the investigation.
Are all those Senators and Congressmen out to get Trump? Now, all of a sudden, Trump is asking his AG and the Justice Department why they aren’t going after Hillary. Perhaps, it’s because he told Sessions right after he was elected to ignore his campaign promise to prosecute Hillary.
I wouldn’t be surprised, however, if Hillary and the DNC were involved in some election hanky panky with a foreign government; but it was Ukraine that Obama and Clinton were favoring, not Russia. The Russian sanctions were put in place to pressure Russia to desist in their aggression against Ukraine. That would explain why Putin would favor Trump and might be inclined to help him if he could.
Several weeks ago, Putin denied that the Russian government had been involved in hacking U.S. computers to try to influence the election but interestingly stated that it might have been private Russian “patriots” who had done it. That Putin referred to them as patriots, and not hoodlums or such, was a candid view of Putin’s feelings on the issue.
All of the above, however, is conjecture. What are the facts?
The first, very visibly, is that Trump is very upset with the investigation and has been trying very hard to shut it down. If there is nothing there why not let it die a quiet death and have the last laugh?
The second, and even more telling, is all the lies and story changing that have been going on. If there is nothing to hide, why try to subvert the truth? General Flynn was caught in a lie, regarding contact with the Russian ambassador during the campaign. Then there are the alternate stories about the June 2016 meeting with the Russian lawyer. And now we hear that Trump actually dictated Donald Jr.’s version of the meeting. We still do not know what exactly went on in that meeting; but it has to be fairly interesting with all the attempts to obscure the truth.
Maybe we won’t have to wait too much longer to learn since Grand Jury subpoenas have been issued on that meeting.