Newly surfaced audio catches Trump’s interim Attorney General Matt Whitaker claiming that Russia didn’t interfere in the 2016 election.
Whitaker said, “The left has tried to sew this theory that essentially Russians interfered with the U.S. election, which has been proven false. They did not have any impact in the election and that has been very clear from the Obama administration.”
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 8, 2018
Matt Whitaker Believes That Russia Didn’t Interfere In The Election
Every US intelligence agency has concluded that Russia interfered in the election. The Obama administration never said that Russia didn’t interfere in the election. On October 7, 2016, the Obama administration said that the Russians were carrying out hacks to influence the presidential election. Obama DNI James Clapper said in a statement, “We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.”
Legal experts have concluded that Trump’s installation of Whitaker is illegal, but it is now clear why Trump wanted to put him in charge of the DOJ. Whitaker’s mission is to kill the Mueller investigation.
The man running the DOJ doesn’t believe that Russia interfered in the election for Trump.
Russian election interference isn’t a left-wing conspiracy theory. It is a conclusion that was reached by US and other intelligence agencies around the world.
Trump is trying to kill the Mueller investigation, which means that Democrats must be ready to act as soon as they take power to protect or restore the Special Counsel.
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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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