As we all feel the tension continue to rise as we creep closer to the mid-term elections, Donald Trump continues to deny that that Russian interference in the 2016 election helped swing the electoral pendulum in his favor. This despite the fact that the interference has been uniformly confirmed by United States intelligence agencies way back in January 2017. This is clearly tied to Trump’s fear that Mueller’s investigation will somehow tamper with midterm elections.
The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8 years for Obama) working on the rigged Russia Witch Hunt, will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections, especially now that Republicans (stay tough!) are taking the lead in Polls. There was no Collusion, except by the Democrats!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2018
Does Trump really believe this, or is he trying to diminish GOP expectations or set a framework to blame the Trump-Russia investigation for what is being called a midterm “blue wave”? With this president, it’s hard to be sure. Trump’s reality is topsy-turvy. Kellyanne Conway probably said it best when she was confronted last year about Trump’s, uh, dissemination of misinformation regarding subjects such as “wiretapping.” Conway said the president “doesn’t think he’s lying.” That was a shocking statement, but times were simpler then.
Also, why does Donald Trump keep trying so strenuously to make this supporters forget that Robert Mueller himself is a Republican?
Regarding Trump’s latest word salad accusation, there is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that Mueller’s investigation will cause undue influence on the midterms. Back in February, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson actually said that Russia was already attempting to meddle in the midterms, and warned that the U.S. is no more prepared now than it was before the 2016 election to prevent that.
Tillerson told Fox News:
“Really, I think it’s just important to continue to say to Russia, ‘Look, if you think we don’t see what you’re doing, we do see it and you need to stop. If you don’t, you’re just going to continue to invite consequences for yourself. I don’t know that I would say we are better prepared, because the Russians will adapt as well,” Tillerson said. “The point is, if it’s their intention to interfere, they are going to find ways to do that. We can take steps we can take, but this is something that, once they decide they are going to do it, it’s very difficult to pre-empt it.”
But Trump remains unconcerned with Russia and instead prefers to cast aspersions on the Trump-Russia investigation, which makes sense when one considers the investigation has become known as the “Trump-Russia” investigation.