Even though there is conclusive proof that the Russian government is culpable for hacking into the computer system of the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to sway the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump, some Trump staffers are now trying to suggest that the sanctions imposed by President Obama yesterday on Russia are merely meant to hamstring Trump before he ever takes office.
Appearing on CNN’s Out Front, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told host Kate Boulduan:
“I will tell you that even those who are sympathetic to President Obama on most issues are saying that part of the reason he did this today was to quote ‘box in’ President-elect Trump. That would be very unfortunate if politics were the motivating factor here. We can’t help but think that’s often true.
“That is not the way that peaceful exchanges work in this democracy.”
Thanks so much for the phony civics lesson, Kellyanne. Leave it to a Trumpkin to try and spin a conspiracy theory as a way to avoid facing reality.
Bolduan directly confronted Conway, reminding her:
“This is serious. This is about a foreign country hacking into the United States electoral process. Regardless, it doesn’t even have to do with the result, even. It is more that they tried to and did.”
And again Conway tried to spin her way out of actually responding to what the host had just said, remarking:
“All we heard through the election was ‘Russia, Russia, Russia.’ Since the election, it’s just this fever pitch of accusations and insinuations.”
Apparently Ms. Conway is unfamiliar with the expression, Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. You almost get the sense that the Trump team knows the cover is about to be ripped off their complicity with Vladimir Putin and expose the President-elect as what he is and always will be: A completely illegitimate leader with no mandate who lost the popular vote by 3 million ballots.
The more the Trumpkins holler, the more suspicious they look. This story is far from over with.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org