Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and other top GOP leaders are facing a increased scrutiny over his role in the scandal revolving around President Donald Trump and the Russian government.
According to the latest report, McConnell is “deeply” involved in the Russian elite’s attempts to undermine the American democracy and influence our presidential election. Analysts say McConnell’s involvement is made obvious by his clear attempts to block any investigation into the Russian election hacking and the Trump-Putin connections.
Democrats have been trying for months to launch a meaningful investigation into the allegations of wrongdoing by the Trump team and the Russian government, but establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell are stonewalling the effort.
The reality is that Republicans don’t want us to get to the bottom of this. They know it would look really bad for them.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently more deeply involved the Russian attempts to influence the US election than previously thought. While many of his fellow Republicans are calling for a bipartisan investigation into the tampering, it appears that McConnell has known about it for a very long time.
According to the Washington Posts’ report on the intelligence community’s role in this: “Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials. Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances.”
Our intelligence agencies knew this happened. It’s not conspiracy theory. It’s not the biased left-wing media. It’s actual US intelligence agencies saying they know it happened. That didn’t stop McConnell, from threatening the President Obama though:
“The Democratic leaders in the room unanimously agreed on the need to take the threat seriously. Republicans, however, were divided, with at least two GOP lawmakers reluctant to accede to the White House requests.
According to several officials, McConnell raised doubts about the underlying intelligence and made clear to the administration that he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics.”
This should be a warning and wake-up call for every American – we need to clear out the whole Congress.
Every Republican in the entire federal government should be closely scrutinized and the vast majority of them should be thrown out of office by the voters. With a few exceptions, the GOP establishment is standing by while Trump dismantles our American values.