U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is now trying to assert that everyone knows the Russians were involved in the 2016 election, and yet her statement is odd in light of the fact that her boss, President Trump, has been denying for months that Russia had anything to do with the election.
Just the other day in Poland, Trump commented:
“Well, I think it was Russia, and I think it could have been other people in other countries. Could have been a lot of people interfered.
“I think it was probably other people and/or countries, and I see nothing wrong with that statement. Nobody really knows for sure.”
Ambassador Haley, when was the last time you briefed the president on the matter?
As part of an interview Haley gave to CNN for State of the Union, which will be aired Sunday, Haley told host Dana Bash:
“Everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections.
“Everybody knows that they’re not just meddling in the United States’ election. They’re doing this across multiple continents, and they’re doing this in a way that they’re trying to cause chaos within the countries.”
Then why in the hell was Trump so damned chummy with Putin when he met him at the G20 summit this week? They were supposed to meet for a half-hour and wound up going on for over two hours. Why would you engage a person who wishes you ill for over 120 minutes?
In a separate interview the UN Ambassador gave to CBS, this was said about what the president allegedly told Putin:
“President Trump still knows that they meddled. President Putin knows that they meddled, but he is never going to admit to it. And that’s all that happened.”
If that’s the case, shouldn’t additional sanctions be levied against Moscow? Shouldn’t they be made to understand that such meddling will not be tolerated and could result in the destruction of their economy and massive American cyber attacks in retaliation?
Nope. As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson remarked after Trump and Putin met:
“We need to attempt to put an end to this steady degradation which is doing nothing to restore the trust between our two countries or to make progress on the issues of the greatest importance to both of us.”
So does that mean we kiss and make up even though the Russians are preparing to fuck us over again?
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