Trump questions why Obama administration is not subject of Russian Federation investigation

How clever are these Russians! Each time a major news story or advancement in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation breaks, Trump focuses exclusively on the investigation into his campaign. These include Senate versions of the Honest Ads Act (S.1989) and the Deter Act (S.2313) as well as the Secure Elections Act (S.2261), which would provide grants to states and establish an advisory panel of independent experts to share information about election cybersecurity incidents, threats and vulnerabilities.

"When the president sends out tweets like this-why aren't the Democrats being prosecuted?-that sounds to me like a president from an authoritarian country, where the prosecutor is an arm and extension of the president and people are being politically persecuted". This has been going on for hundreds of years. They were obsessed with us. If the Flynn case is now the Mueller standard, then we know that a number of high-ranking officials are vulnerable to such legal exposure. In fact, too important.

It is true that Russian Federation wanted Trump to win.

Hillary Clinton aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills likely lied to FBI investigator Peter Strzok (who had also interviewed Flynn) when they claimed they had no idea that Clinton was using a private and illegal email server until the story went public.

Their efforts added up to a lot of social media activity and a few events in meatspace, in which the Russians had the clever idea to organize demonstrators on both sides of our great American divide.

"Mueller's working quietly", he said.

Trump's Wednesday remark was the latest in a series where the President has faulted Obama for not doing enough to stop Russian meddling. What it is not worth is paranoia and hysteria, analogies to Pearl Harbor and the September 11 attacks, and an "America under attack"/"hacking our democracy" panic that give the Russian trolls far too much credit for cleverness and influence and practical success. After the election, he expelled 35 Russian diplomats suspected of being intelligence officers and seized two Russian country estates, in Maryland and NY, which the State Department said were used for intelligence activities. Where could they start? Probably the most accurate statement about today's political times. Newspapers are the only place you will find the truth about your friends, and especially about your enemies.

Steele is not a US citizen.

Finally, tell your congressmen to get off their. errr. bums.

"I think the president is reflecting a legitimate question, which is being expressed by many Americans", he said.

If Russian diplomats appeared at the United Nations alleging that USA shell companies had posted silly ads on Facebook against Putin in an effort to "topple" him, and called it the equivalent of Operation Barbarossa, they'd rightly be laughed out of the building.

Apparently, Nadler believes the Russian intrusion into American politics should be cause for war between the world's foremost nuclear powers.

Those type of third country sanctions were part of a package of measures passed by Congress approved last July, that were opposed by the White House. Wherever? Why do we not go all-out to create and listen to our Machiavellis, Sun Tzus or even MacArthurs?

  • Joanne Flowers