President Trump’s most notorious controversy since even before he was elected was the “Russia” controversy. While Trump and his inner circle deny having contact with the Russian government it has now been made public that at least 5 members of Trump’s inner circle met with Russian government officials.
Trump has dubbed the “Russia” controversy “fake news” and a “ruse”, desperately trying to change the media narrative, going so far as to accuse President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in an effort to decrease the amount of media airtime devoted to Russia. Rachel Maddow at MSNBC is not having any of it, her recent expose fits the pieces of the Russia puzzle together.
Transcript of Maddow’s remarks via PoliticsUSA:
More pieces of it are falling into place. The Trump campaign used to deny that any of its staffers, anyone related to the Trump campaign had any contact with any Russians during the campaign. Well, no. In fact, meetings between the Trump campaign and the Russians have now led to the resignation of the National Security Adviser. It’s led to the recusal of the Attorney General of the United States. The Trump campaign, as of last night, is not only admitting a trip to Russia by one of its official foreign policy advisers during the campaign but as of last night, they’re now admitting that this trip was authorized by the Trump campaign at the time he went to Moscow. Now, politico.com is reporting what is basically a direct Russian tie to that that change in the Republican Party platform to benefit Russia last year.
With each passing day, more parts of this dossier get corroborated, get supported by the facts, and previous denials by the Trump campaign whether it’s about Jeff Sessions, whether it’s about Carter Page, whether it’s about Mike Flynn, whether it’s about that Ukraine platform, whether it’s about Paul Manafort. Their previous denials are all falling apart.
We’re learning more about what happened. We’re learning more about what bullpucky the Trump campaign denials were on some of this stuff. We’re learning more about these investigations.
Amid a chorus of voices questioning if Trump is a puppet of Putin, he still speaks adoringly of the Russian President.
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