The president-elect is only making matters worse by continuing to lash out at the civil rights icon.
Trump's history of seeking business in the country that helped him win last year's election is well-documented.
If you are curious how to spot Trump’s Russian hack lies for yourself, Rachel Maddow tells you how. Just two ingredients are required: First, you need the declassified version of The Office of the Director of National Intelligence report available to literally everybody who wants to read it (here) and Donald Trump’s own words.
"American intelligence agencies intercepted communications in the aftermath of the election in which Russian officials congratulated themselves on the outcome."
"Why have they [the DNC] not responded to the terrible things they did and said (like giving the questions to the debate to H)"
The more he opens his mouth the more he damns himself. Sure he's a big crybaby. But the smart money is on him being Vladimir Putin's crybaby
Trump has only two equally detrimental choices in dealing with the effects of President Obama’s sanctions against Russia. and they're both damning.
Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) did one better than Trump, claiming that Russia's attack on our democratic institutions was somehow a public service
Trump's response suggests that holding Russia accountable for its unprecedented election meddling isn't that high on his list of priorities.
"These actions...are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm U.S. interests in violation of established international norms of behavior."
“This policy has brought the current US administration...into a dead end. We hope the new administration will be more sagacious.”
Not only is the president looking to punish Russia for interfering in the U.S. electoral process, but he's hoping to do it in a way that Trump can't undo.
The incoming president appears to be turning a blind eye to the growing threat of Russia.
Speaker Ryan's spokeswoman never disputed that the material used against Democratic candidates was “stolen as an act of Russian espionage
Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) charged that Russian President Vladimir Putin was "clearly, yes" involved in the election hacks. Reid added, “And his having been former head of the KGB, does that surprise you?"
Trump's strategy for working with thugs is to let thugs be thugs as long as Trump gets a cut. And that includes the thugs in Trump's own cabinet.
Republican opinions of Putin spiked around the same time Trump called on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails.
"Ultimately, the CIA has assessed, the Russian government wanted to elect Donald Trump," NBC News reported.
"The low-key approach of the F.B.I. meant that Russian hackers could roam freely through the committee’s network for nearly seven months before top D.N.C. officials were alerted to the attack..."
No American patriot will ever accept or defend a leader aligned with a foreign "aggressor that consistently undermines American interests."