Friday, June 9, 2017

The Guardian -- James Comey details Trump's 'lies' and reaffirms belief of Russian meddling in election

Robert Reich says,

Underlying everything about the Trump-Russian connection is the inviolable fact – which all our intelligence agencies agree on – that Putin attacked our democracy at its core, and he could do so again.

Yet our president -- the commander-in-chief, who took an oath to protect America – has consistently sought to deny or minimize this fact, and to obstruct investigation of it. If Putin had attacked us with bombs instead of bots, Trump’s intransigence would be treason.

Here’s a part of Comey’s testimony yesterday that struck me deeply: “The reason this is such a big deal: 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. And that’s wonderful and often painful. But were talking about a foreign government using technical intrusion, lots of other methods, tried to shape the way we think, we vote, we act. That is a big deal. And people need to recognize it. It’s not about Republicans or Democrats. They’re coming after America, which I hope we all love equally. They want to undermine our credibility in the face of the world. They think that this great experiment of ours is a threat to them. So they’re going to try to run it down and dirty it up as much as possible. That’s what this is about, and they will be back. Because we remain – as difficult as we can be with each other – we remain that shining city of the hill. And they don’t like it.”

James Comey details Trump's 'lies' and reaffirms belief of Russian meddling in election

By David Smith