Monday, March 6, 2017

Lies as Diversion

Prior to January 20th, the Obama administration wisely distributed information to an assortment of government officials related to Russian interference in the 2016 election.    Various government players were holders of pieces of information relative to Russian hacking and other election interference.   Concerned that intelligence might disappear upon Trump's assumption of office, the administration ensured that a sufficient number of individuals, including key congressional players, had sufficient information to continue the investigation even in the face of denial and opposition.

Russian interference with the election is no longer theoretical.  The highest legal officer in the country lied to congress about his relationship and contact with the Russian Ambassador.  Attorney General Sessions lost whatever credibility he had when he assumed office. The Attorney General lied under oath and has no claim to remain in office. 

Trumps denied any knowledge of Session's meeting with the Russian Ambassador, although his closest advisor, son-in-law Jared Kushner was present at the meeting. 

The President knows that should an investigation result, Russian interference with the election will not be the main story. The President's complicity with the interference will be.

Having learned from the "birther" controversy that many voters will believe whatever he says, Trump has resorted once again to the outrageous as a tool to divert attention from Russian election interference and Trump's role in that interference.

Thus the latest:  President Obama wire tapped Trump Tower.  Nancy Pelosi dubbed the President Deflector-in-Chief.

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