Donald Trump’s transition team released a statement in response to the CIA report that Russia interfered in the presidential election to help the GOP nominee where they strongly suggested that the CIA is lying.
The Trump team responded to the report in The Washington Post, “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and “Make America Great Again.”
Trump was suggested that the CIA was lying in 2016, because in the run-up to the Iraq war, the Bush administration, specifically Vice President Dick Cheney pressured the intelligence community to come up with false intel to support invading Iraq.
The second falsehood told by the Trump transition was about the size of his Electoral College victory. Trump’s victory was the third smallest Electoral College win since 1980. Only George W. Bush’s were smaller.
The president-elect has been skipping his intelligence briefings, and now appears to be in a state of open war with the CIA. The problem for Trump is that it isn’t only the CIA who made this claim. Seventeen intelligence agencies believe that Russia interfered in the presidential election.
Seventeen intelligence agencies aren’t all lying. Trump had obvious connections to Russia throughout the presidential campaign. Someone is definitely not telling the truth, and the evidence points to the Donald Trump as the man behind the cover-up of the Russian assist that he got in the presidential election.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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