Trump Just Admitted to Obstruction of Justice & Russian Collusion

Why it ties together both collusion with Russia & obstruction of justice charges

On December 29th, 2016 the outgoing Obama administration placed sanctions on Russia for its alleged election meddling. The sanctions themselves were pretty weak sauce; some Russian intelligence officers were pushed out of a compound, and agencies that may have been involved with election hacking were subject to new sanctions. In characteristic fashion, the Obama administration saw a threat to the core of American democracy, and responded weakly. While underwhelming, the response of Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin was astounding. He invited Americans to a Christmas party.

As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind. Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-US relations based on the policies of the Trump Administration.”

I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

Trumps tweet today (December 2nd, 2017) confirms that he knew Flynn had lied to the FBI at the time. When Comey did not drop it, Trump dropped him. On May 9th, 2017 Trump fired Comey. On May 10th, 2017 Trump bragged to both Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that

I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Donald Trump, Sergey Lavrov, and Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office

And in fact when I decided to just do it I said to myself, I said, “You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won.”

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