Putin’s Russia threatened the United States for exposing Trump’s treasonous ties to the Russian government.
The despotic country not only criticized leakers but threatened retaliation, just as Trump and Republicans do on a daily basis.
On an almost daily basis, the media exposes members of the Trump administration of having Russian ties. These extend to Trump’s campaign workers, members of his cabinet and staff, and members of his family.
Today, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner announced that he would appear in front of a Senate committee to discuss his Russian ties. He accompanied Michael Flynn in a meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before Trump took office.
And Trump fired Flynn for discussing the lifting of sanctions on Russia before Trump took office. This is against the law since a private citizen has to have State Department approval to negotiate with a foreign power, and neither Kushner nor Flynn had it.
Well, the Russians had enough of the leaks and investigations against their country and buddy Donald Trump. Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the following during an interview:
“I would like to say that if the practice of leaking information that concerns not just the United States but also Russia, which has become a tradition in Washington in the past few years, continues, there will come a day when the media will publish leaks about the things that Washington asked us to keep secret, for example, things that happened during President Obama’s terms in office. Believe me, this could be very interesting information.”
This statement sounds as if it came from the mouth of Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Instead of addressing the real issue of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and its ties with Trump and his administration, Russia attacked those who leaked the information.
When the White House and the Kremlin work together to cover up the truth, things have gone from bad to worse.
We saw this when the Senate Intelligence Committee interviewed FBI Director James Comey. The Republicans in the committee ignored the real crimes of Trump and his aides and harped on how leaks from the intelligence community undermine the government.
This criticism of leaks is so hypocritical. Trump used WikiLeaks during his campaign. These leaks were directly from the Russian government’s hacking Hillary Clinton’s emails, as well as emails from the Democratic National Committee.
There were no cries of “foul” from the Republican Party. In fact, Republicans used the leaks during Congressional campaigns.
Paul Ryan’s PACs used information from the Russian leaks during advertisements against Democratic opponents. And the PAC used them more than once.
According to Trump, the Republican Party, and now the Russian government, those from the intelligence community who leak information are the real criminals, not those who threaten our nation’s security by collaborating with the Russian government.
And now the Russians threaten the United States and use the same words as the Republican Party and Trump. And, to carry things further, Russia threatened to release information from the Obama Administration.
The timing of the Russian threat is at a time when the Trump administration is in real trouble. Committees in both houses of Congress, as well as six intelligence agencies, are investigating Trump and his inner circle for their ties with Russia.
Is it possible that Putin’s Russia saw the threat to Trump and stepped in to save him? Is it a coincidence that Russia used the same verbiage that Trump and Republicans use in their threats? And did they believe that Democrats would tone down their criticism by threatening Obama and his administration?
This makes one wonder if the collusion between Trump and Russia during the campaign is still ongoing. From the well-timed threat of the Russian government, and its similarities to criticism by Trump and the Republican Party, it’s obvious that Trump’s involvement with Russia is still ongoing. And, folks, this is a real threat to our democracy.
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