It’s really hard to believe.
The FBI (and the CIA, and the NSA) all say that Russia deliberately interfered with our Presidential election last year, to benefit Drump. Drump’s not sure they did. It could be China, it could be a fat guy on a bed somewhere, it could be fake news. Anyway, he won by the biggest landslide ever. Bigly. No Russians required.
The FBI, under the leadership of James Comey, was running an investigation into whether members of the Drump campaign colluded with the Russians in that effort.
The FBI, last year, did an extensive investigation as to whether Hillary Clinton broke any laws with her stupid, idiotic and reckless private email server. They concluded she did not.
Michael Flynn, who apparently lied repeatedly and probably broke several Federal law regarding working for Russia, was subpoenaed by the Senate committee trying to sort out this mess. The FBI is also investigating him.
So in the last 24 hours or so, Drump did two interesting things:
– he fired Comey, the guy directing the investigation into Drump’s campaign, and perhaps Drump himself. He claimed this was because Comey besmirched Hillary Clinton’s reputation. Can you believe that logic? He also made a point of thanking Comey for telling him three times that he was not under investigation. What?
– he met with the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, and Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak (1). Kislyak is one of the guys Flynn lied about talking to. Drump did this at the request of his bro, Vlad Putin. Both Obama and W refused to meet with the Foreign Minister. But Drump did.
Can anyone doubt that Drump is either (a) being played by the Russians, or (b) is actively in bed with the Russians?
Choose your poison. You’re dead in either case.
(1) Yes, they’re both named Sergey. Not all Russians are. But they are.