The 2020 presidential election could very well prove to be the most important in our lifetimes. Our country has an existential decision to make: do we finally boot Donald Trump out of the Oval Office he is so clearly unfit to govern from, or do we allow him to stay in power, subjecting the United States to another four years of corruption and international decline.
The Republican Party is more than happy to choose the latter options if it allows them to maintain their plutocratic stranglehold over the government, lining their pockets in the process. They have a willing ally in the Russian Federation as well, where Vladimir Putin is already scheming to disrupt our election again. If we are to save this country, the American people will have to rally against both.
According to The Hill, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats informed the Senate Intelligence that Russia is “probably already are looking to the 2020 U.S. elections as an opportunity to advance their interests.” He said that China is also probably exploring means of interfering in the election.
“U.S. adversaries and strategic competitors almost certainly will use online influence operations to try to weaken democratic institutions, undermine U.S. alliances and partnerships and shape policy outcomes in the United States and elsewhere,” he added.
CNN’s Jim Sciutto shared perhaps the most stunning part of DNI Coats’s comments to the Intel Committee. When asked about what was discussed by Trump and Putin during their now-infamous private meeting in Helsinki, Finland Coates said it was “clearly a sensitive issue” and then suggested that he discuss it with the committee in a closed-door setting instead.
While he didn’t reveal any further details, his comments strengthen fears that Trump is a Russian asset, and that his private meeting with Putin could have involved any number of anti-American, treasonous topics. There is no conceivable, legitimate reason that Trump could have for hiding the content of a meeting with the leader of one of our greatest national adversaries from the American people.
The more we learn about Trump’s actions, the more likely it seems that our worst fears about him will eventually to fruition. Hopefully, Special Counsel Robert Mueller reveals the full truth, and soon before more damage is done to our national security interests.
!!: Asked about what was discussed between Trump and Putin in their private meetings, DNI Coats said the topic was “clearly a sensitive issue”, best discussed in a closed setting later this afternoon.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) January 29, 2019