Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Trump - Russia Connection (And Coverup) Explained So Far

We've been seeing a lot of this Think Progress video around the ' tubes, giving the key knowns about the Trump - Russia connection, so we thought we'd post it as well:

As big as this story is, we believe at the core is the real question posed by Rep. Pelosi and others: "What do the Russians have on Trump?" Until we get an answer to that, the full extent of this potentially treasonous connection will remain unresolved.

Meanwhile, the obstruction of justice continues apace, with the White (Supremacist) House, acting in concert with House Intelligence Committee Chair villain Rep. Devin "Clouseau" Nunes (R- Trump's Pocket), trying to squelch testimony from former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates:
The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry. 
According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from discussion in a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege. 
Yates and other former intelligence officials had been asked to testify before the House Intelligence Committee this week, a hearing that was abruptly canceled by the panel’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). Yates was the deputy attorney general in the final years of the Obama administration, and served as the acting attorney general in the first days of the Trump administration. 
This only adds to what House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) observed: "[T]his is what a cover-up to a crime looks like."

UPDATE: The White (Supremacist) House is now claiming it "took no action" to muzzle Yates, which leaves a lot open to interpretation. They got the outcome they desired: the hearing Yates was to testify at was canceled.

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