Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Trump is clear on collusion with Russia, interference in an investigation is another matter though.

via Newsmax
Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats told associates in March that President Donald Trump asked him to get FBI Director Jim Comey to lay off his probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, The Washington Post reported.

The request reportedly came March 22, just days after Coats' Senate confirmation.

According to the Post, Coats attended a White House briefing with several other officials from government agencies. As the meeting wrapped up, Trump asked everyone to leave except Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Once alone, Trump complained about Comey's handling of the investigation into Flynn's possible role in the FBI probe into Russian meddling in the presidential election.

Coats talked about the issue with associates and decided it would not be proper to act, according to sources who talked to the Post.

Coats is set to testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, one day before Comey talks to the same panel.
Trump let his insecurities get the better of him.  There was no there there when it came to his campaign colluding with the Russians.  The Dems and the Media and Establishment Republicans beat on that drum in the hope of stalling his agenda (and it appears they succeeded).  There was no thought of getting him out of office.  This was a chess move to clear the way for the next presidential election.  They were working to make sure that he was a one term president.

But back on task.

Have you watched the news conferences and sessions held by the Senate Intel Committee?   Check this out via Free Beacon.
 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she had seen no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump's associates and Russia during the 2016 campaign.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer recalled Feinstein previously saying she hadn't seen any evidence of collusion and asked her on Thursday: "Has anything changed since we spoke last?"

"No it hasn't," Feinstein responded on Blitzer's show "Situation Room."

Feinstein touted newly-named special counsel Robert Mueller as "sophisticated." Blitzer responded by continuing to press her on whether she saw any evidence of collusion.

"I just want to be precise Senator… All the access you've had to very sensitive information. So far, you've not seen any evidence of collusion. Is that right?" he asked.

"Well, evidence that would establish that there's collusion," Feinstein said before citing "rumors" and "newspaper stories" apparently suggesting collusion.
So all the chest thumping from the liberal side and all the breathless talk by the news media speculating that Comey has found ties between Trump and the Russians is completely false.

The problem is that Trump went "full retard".  He was frantic to get someone to tell the world that he didn't collude with the Russians.

But interfering with an investigation?  He might be in a jam.  Will he get impeached?  I don't think so.  The investigation continued so obviously no one felt compelled to stop working.  But this looks awful.

The end result will probably be that Trump's agenda is wrecked for the next two years.  He'll have to depend on his agency heads to push his agenda.

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