Trump and his campaign team are guilty of acting as active enablers for a foreign government’s attempts to subvert free American elections.
America does not need to wait for an Independent Investigation.
Like most, I believe America needs a thorough and independent public investigation into the entire “Russiangate” scandal. America does not need to wait for a final outcome of any such investigation proving the existence of a Russian covert scheme to undermine the 2016 campaign, or about the curious interactions between Team Trump and Russia, or about Trump pressuring and then firing FBI Director, to know that a president of the United States engaged in wrongdoing. Whatever the final outcome of such an investigation there is already sufficient evidence in the public record that Trump and his campaign team are guilty of acting as active enablers for a foreign government’s attempts to subvert free American elections. That is reality, not fake news. That is reason enough to call for new Presidential and Congressional elections.
From day one, Trump and Team Trump have vowed they had no connection to Russiangate and have dismissed the whole affair as fake news as Trump proclaimed, “Believe me, there’s no collusion. Nothing to see; move along.” The very fact this public proclamation was made demonstrates there is sufficient evidence for the Supreme Court to find Trump is guilty of actively and enthusiastically aiding and abetting a foreign government’s plot against America. Without further investigation this is the crux and proof that Russiagate already exists in plain sight in the public record.
Politicizing and delegitimizing an act of warfare.
When news broke a year ago of the Russians penetration the DNC’s computer systems, Trump immediately launched a campaign of denial and distraction followed by months of refusing to acknowledge the Russian’s role while questioning his own expert and government findings that pinned the blame on the Russians and refusing to condemn Putin. Instead of treating this information as a potential act of warfare he politicized and delegitimized the information providing support for a foreign government’s attempt to undermine American democracy. Trump would continue to claim the Russia story was fiction even after WikiLeaks dumped nearly 20,000 DNC emails and numerous of his own cyber experts bolstered the conclusion that Russia was behind the dumps while Trump was reportedly told by his security agencies that there were, in fact, direct links between the dumps and the Russian government. Yet he continued to deny Russia’s culpability and continued to actively protect the Russians.
The Russia story a hoax whipped up by China.
Trump continued to support the Russians even when his own Department of Homeland Security and his Office of the Director of National Intelligence blew the whistle on Moscow, by issuing a statement that the DNC hack and related cyber attacks had been authorized by “Russia’s senior-most officials.” However, Trump continued calling the Russia story a hoax whipped up by China or others. “It’s time for the country to move on,” he said in December. Just two weeks after his own US intelligence establishment had released a report concluding Russia had implemented this covert op to install him in the White House, his response to these report findings would be to publicly compare the country’s intelligence community to Nazi Germany. Soon after the release of this intelligence report, Trump would go on to host the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office—and then disclosed top-secret information to them. Moreover, he would do this shortly after ousting the country’s Director of the FBI who just so happened to be overseeing an FBI probe of Russian meddling and possible links between Trump associates and Russia.
A president engaged in wrongdoings.
In the end, political observers will say that thus far the Trump-Russia investigations have generated a great deal of false starts and fake news but very little else. Once a truly independent investigation is allowed to occur the country rightfully expects that the various links tying Trump and his associates to Russia will be fully explained. But as things stand at the moment all Americans must understand that we have a president engaged in wrongdoings. Wrongdoings that do not require any further investigation or fact confirmations. We have a president guilty as charged of – actively and enthusiastically aiding and abetting a foreign government’s plot against America, – acting as active enabler for a foreign government’s attempts to subvert free American elections, – denying, distracting and refusing the country of free and independent investigations of government improprieties, and politicizing and delegitimizing potential acts of warfare while in support of a foreign government’s attempt to undermine American democracy. If I were sitting on this jury folks there would be no doubt in my mind what the verdict should be. Trump: Guilty As Charged.
Paul Cogan is a writer for the republicandirtytricks.com and is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. You can contact him by following him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/paul.f.cogan.
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