5/27/2017—Look, I don’t like Donald Trump. I talked with two friends yesterday who voted for Donald Trump and they don’t like him either. One talked of how ugly it was when the President pushed a foreign leader out of his way in a photo session. The other about how he wished Biden had run.
But I know of no evidence of anything in regard to Russia and President Trump. Sure the Russians hacked and released in order to get Trump elected. If you were Russia, wouldn’t you prefer facing Trump to facing Clinton? Trump is good for Russia and China for some of the same reasons he is bad for us. That is a good reason not to vote for him, but it has nothing to do with anything he promised or asked for.
And of course there were contacts with Russia before the Inauguration. There ought to be. I am sure there were contacts between the Obama Administration and foreign leaders before President Obama took office.
And yes I imagine those contacts undermined then current Bush Administration policy—-because President Obama aimed to change those policies. As did President Trump.
I don’t mean Trump has done nothing wrong. He has done close to everything wrong. But nothing I know about his relations with Russia is illegal or impeachable. Let investigations go forward. But I bet nothing is found.
At the end of the day, the way to get rid of President Trump is to take back Congress in 2018—-hard to do—-and elect a Democrat in 2020.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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