More evidence this week that President Donald Trump and the Republican administration are trying to cover up damning evidence about their ties to Russia.
Public affairs advocates are scrambling to find a solution following reports that Trump administration officials may try to destroy evidence related to ongoing investigations into Russian misconduct. Intelligence officials from both the Republican and Democratic parties are directing Trump’s staff not to damage or misplace any evidence that might be used in the investigation.
This is not the first time the Trump administration has had its hands slapped over possible evidence tampering. The Hill reports:
White House staffers have been told to preserve any materials related to Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election, according to The Associated Press.
The White House counsel’s office handed down the order on Tuesday in a memo to aides, the news wire reported.
The move comes after Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the White House and law enforcement agencies to keep materials related to Trump associates’ alleged ties to Russia.
Separately, the Senate Intelligence Committee last month asked federal agencies to keep materials that tie into its investigation into Russian cyber hacking and other efforts to disrupt the election.
Democrats have feared that the White House could try to hide the extent of its links to Moscow.
“The downfall does not come from the crime, it comes from the cover-up, and that’s what we’re dealing with now,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin(D-Ill.) told Bloomberg on Monday.
This should be a major red flag for every American – the president and his staff could be hiding evidence that they are conspiring with international leaders.
It seems like every single day now there is a massive new bombshell relating to Trump and his staff’s connections to Russia. It is hard to even keep up with.
Not only have top Trump advisers hosted secret conversations with Russian operatives, they’re trying to cover it up. Lying to congressional leaders or federal lawyers is a crime in and of itself.
It’s only a matter of time before Trump is removed from office.