Of Course Trump Knows Russia Interfered. And he Needs Them to do it Again.

Trump is trying really hard to sell the narrative that investigations into Russian meddling are a witch-hunt. A total hoax. Or perhaps the work of ‘someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 lbs’.

After all Putin already told Trump that he didn’t meddle. He told him twice in fact.

But the worse part is that the media has been helping his narrative, by suggesting that Trump dismisses any mention of Russian intervention because he is too thin skinned.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested the hacker in the DNC email leak could be a someone on their bed who weighs 400 pounds.

People, let’s be honest. This has nothing to do with Trump’s insecurities. This has nothing to do with Trump defending the legitimacy of his win. We are talking about the president of the United States; a person with access to the absolute best intelligence ever know to man-kind. The suggestion that the president could be so blatantly dismissive of a unanimous assessment of not only our own agencies but those of our most powerful allies based on him being thin skinned is ludacris.

It’s glaringly obvious why this administration is not going to jump to sanction Russia. They actively courted the meddling in the first place, and they need their help again.

Think about it…If Trump were truly innocent, he’d make a big deal out of sanctioning Russia as hard as possible. This supposed denial only makes sense if he really does owe them…Or if he needs their help again in 2018 and possibly 2020.

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” Donald Trump

By the way we looked up bone spurs on Web MD and an irrational need to capitulate to Russian autocrats don’t seem to be a symptom..

But on a more serious note this shouldn’t be a partisan issue. It’s sad that Republicans have willingly sold themselves out to a hostile foreign nation in their pursuit of absolute power. And if you think this is a conservative vs liberal debate you are mistaken. The Russian government’s only objective is to undermine confidence in the US election process. Putin doesn’t care who actually wins, just as long as half the population questions the results. This is because the Kremlin loves to play whataboutism. “Oh, you are lecturing Russia’s approach to governance? But what about all the discontent within the American electorate?”

β€œThe reason this is such a big deal is β€” we have this big, messy, wonderful country, where we fight with each other all the time. But nobody tells us what to think, what to fight about, what to vote for, except other Americans” James Comey

Robert Mueller’s walls (pun totally intended) are closing in on this administration, and Trump is quickly running out of room. Yet he still holds two very powerful tools: His formidable pardoning power, and unprecedented partisan protection from fellow Republicans. However both of these securities could easily erode if he loses control of congress in 2018, or the presidency in 2020. And given almost every single midterm poll, Trump has every reason to be nervous. I would actually be surprised if he WASN’T trying to court the Kremlin for another round.

Luckily for Trump, it’s in Putin’s best interest to make sure congress stays red. The last thing Russia wants is a party in power who is itching to put them in their place.

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