Either she’s lying or she doesn’t know what’s going on

This article states: “Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that she was unaware of intelligence assessments concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.”

I find that hard to believe.  She doesn’t know what the intelligence agencies think about the most important security issue of recent years?  Either she’s lying (my opinion) or incredibly uninformed.  She’s just going along with Trump’s view.  We are never going to have secure elections with these people in charge.



The FBI meeting with Congress on the informant will only include Republicans




Trump’s outrageous claim about the FBI

Remember when Trump said that Obama wiretapped him?  This was a lie with no supporting evidence.  Trump has done it again with his claim that the FBI embedded someone in his campaign.  This is another baseless claim designed to take attention away from the actual activities of the Trump campaign.

Think about it:

  1. The FBI was investigating Clinton’s emails during the campaign.  Comey made two public statement which contributed to Clinton’s loss in the election.
  2. The FBI was investigating the Trump’s campaign’s contacts with Russia (an enemy of the US) during the campaign.  The FBI said nothing about this during the campaign.  Neither did President Obama.

If the FBI and Obama wanted to hurt Trump and help Clinton, they would have said something before the election about the connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.  They didn’t.  The facts are the opposite of Trump’s outrageous claim since their inaction helped Trump.


What is Trump up to?

Trump’s latest unhinged tweet demands that the Department of Justice look into whether or not they infiltrated the Trump campaign for political purposes.  Notice his tweetstorm today did not deal with the substance of the New York Times story that his campaign met with other foreign countries in addition to Russia.

Trump’s request is wrong and unreasonable.  I hope that the DOJ doesn’t cave in.  I think he is doing this as an excuse to fire Sessions, Rosenstein, and/or Wray if they don’t do what he wants.  If he gets rid of Rosenstein, he can put someone in who will fire Mueller.

What happens if he does any or all of this?  The Democrats will get upset but they have no power.  The cowardly Republicans will do nothing; they have not stopped Trump before.  The Mueller investigation will continue even if Mueller is gone – this happened in Watergate after Cox was fired.

Trump is doing damage to the country that will take decades to repair.  We are all less safe because of his efforts to unmask the informant  – why would anyone give confidential information to US intelligence agencies if they know they can be exposed?  The bottom line is there would be no informant if the Trump campaign did not have many contacts with Russians, enemies of the US.

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