It is an unpleasant irony. It seems that the same gullible crowds of right wing zealots who spent the last 8 years screaming weird and baseless conspiracy theories about Barack Obama being secretly born in Kenya to be inserted by Fidel Castro, the Soviet Union, and Ayatollah Khomeni into the United States so as to grow up as a secret agent for foreign powers, destroying the United States from within, have now voted for Donald Trump.
Donald Trump, the CIA reports that spies of the Russian government worked throughout 2016 to make sure Donald Trump would get elected.
Another irony is that, after a year and a half of spreading fake news about crimes associated with Hillary Clinton’s emails, it’s Donald Trump’s own campaign that is linked to crimes involving Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Here’s what we know:
1) In July, Donald Trump publicly encouraged the Russian government to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails, saying, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That’ll be next. Yes, sir.”
2) Yesterday, the CIA confirmed Russian government spies broke into email systems related to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, including the accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s campaign manager, with the purpose of using the information that they found to make sure that Donald Trump, not Hillary Clinton, would become President.
3) The day after Election Day, it was revealed that the Trump campaign was in communication with the Russian government while Trump was campaigning.
4) Donald Trump personally used the material obtained by Russian spies to damage the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
What we don’t know is the extent to which Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin worked together to coordinate hacking and use of the Russian spy material. If Trump was in any way involved in the criminal espionage by the Russian government against his political opponents, that’s a high crime.
It is extremely telling that, in reaction to the revelation from the CIA that Russia attacked the United States this year in order to benefit Donald Trump, the Trump transition team issued a statement calling for the Russian attacks to be ignored. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again,” the Trump statement said.
Why does Donald Trump want Americans to simply forget that the USA was attacked by Russia this year? Why is Trump in such a hurry for us to “move on”?
The connections between Donald Trump and Russian spies who attacked the United States deserve serious investigation. Unfortunately, Americans can’t trust the Republican Congress to conduct a serious investigation. Thanks to the work of Russian spies, the United States government is now controlled by just one political party – the party of Trump.
What America needs to see now is the creation by Congress of a special independent investigation with subpoena power to follow the evidence wherever it goes.
Republicans in Congress won’t agree to the creation of such an independent investigation, however, unless their constituents demand it.
It’s now up to you. Please, call your U.S. Representative and two U.S. senators. Urge them to support the swift creation of an independent investigation of the Russian espionage attacks that were conducted on behalf of Donald Trump.