President Donald Trump recently had his long-awaited meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki during which Trump commented on the indictment by Robert Mueller over the 12 Russian officers meddling in the 2016 election. Trump said he didn’t see any reason why it would be Russia. His statement shocked many of the American people and angered many in Congress who were disgusting by Trump’s display.

After the backlash the White House scrambled to do damage control, their new tactic, President Donald Trump misspoke during the press conference. At a meeting on tax policy, the President took a moment to clarify his remark.

“In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the world ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.’ The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t, or, why it wouldn’t be Russia.”

After President Trump seemed to take President Vladimir Putin’s side over that of America’s intelligence agencies on the Russian election meddling, the President of the United States of America was finally being accused of treason. This time around even some of his closest friends agree that his statements at the Helsinki press conference were a huge mistake. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich called it “the most serious mistake of his presidency,” while The Wall Street Journal called it a “national embarrassment.” The harshest words came from former CIA director John Brennan who said that Trump’s performance “rises to and exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors'” and called it ‘nothing short of treasonous.

The evidence is mounting that the Trump campaign illegally conspired or coordinated with Russian government operatives. Robert Mueller has already indicted several of Trump’s former employees, Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn to name a few. More indictments are said to be underway and the question everyone wants to know is, will anyone be indicted for colluding with Russian in the 2016 election that was directly working for Trump?

Even now that Trump has been pushed into a corner and agree with his itelligence committee over Russia’s involvement, the President is still lacking any efforts to try to secure and prevent any future meddling in the United States future elections. The other key question remains how many in the Republican party are going to excuse Trump for this lie and continue to take this lie lying down and support Trump despite his obvious loyalty to Putin or finally admit that he needs to be impeached?

 

[washington post]