The media and pundits like to toss around the question of whether Trump colluded – conspired – with Russia in its crimes. But as this article points out, those debates miss the point. Trump owes Russia a favor, or two, or three, and we can be certain that Putin expects to be repaid.
As the hints about what Robert Mueller knows increase, and the evidence of crimes committed by Trump’s former campaign manager are laid out before the jury, it seems more and more likely we will learn that Trump, or people very close to him, conspired with Russia to swing the election in his favor. We know that Russia offered help to the Trump campaign; Don Jr. said he “love[s] it” and scheduled a high-level meeting with Russian delegates; a few weeks later, Trump asked Russia to find the “missing emails” and said Russia would be rewarded; that evening Russia put its hackers to work searching for those emails; and Russia then proceeded to release data in a systematic disinformation campaign that Trump amplified and exploited in the final weeks of the campaign. And we know that Trump won by 70,000 votes, in states heavily targeted by Russian propaganda. Whether or not Trump actually committed crimes, it is clear that he is in Putin’s debt. Our President is compromised. And “collusion itself is above all a threat to national security: the installation of a president beholden to some greater or lesser degree to a hostile foreign power.”
Tom McClintock fully supports Trump and the House leadership that is determined to undermine the Russia investigation, at any cost. McClintock is selling us out, one vote at a time. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.