With everyone from the Hollywood complex to media talking heads to K Street insiders in hysterics over “Trump’s sharing of secrets with Russia”, a voice has weighed in on the matter whom you’d think they’d be listening to….Russia.
Yet even as the media is rolling out the “Nixon tapes” card, as Maxine Waters goes from tweeting for impeachment twice a day to three times, the man in the eye of the storm is saying this all is much ado about nothing.
The Hill reports this morning that “Russian leader Vladimir Putin said early Wednesday that President Trump did not share secrets with Russian officials last week and is willing to give Congress transcripts to prove it.
The Associated Press and Reuters reported that Putin is willing to hand over the records of the president’s conversation with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador, if the White House approves. Two days ago, The Washington Post reported that the president reveled highly classified intelligence information during that Oval Office meeting.
The Post cited current and former US officials who said Trump divulged information from a foreign source, now known to be Israel, involving a terror threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Putin on Wednesday joked that his Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “hasn’t shared those secrets with us.”“I’ll be forced to issue him with a reprimand because he did not share these secrets with us,” Putin joked. “Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia’s intelligence services. It was very bad of him.”
This of course is the very same Washington Post that just last week called for the censoring of free speech that it doesn’t like, so take all that with as large a grain of salt as you can find.Then just to prove how much more astute he is than seemingly all of Washington and the U.S. press, Putin added this nugget:
“During a joint press conference with visiting prime minister of Italy, Putin also accused U.S. lawmakers of “stupid” and “dangerous” “anti-Russian sentiment” with accusations of sharing intelligence, the AP reported.
Putin said he had “no other explanation” for the allegations other than “political schizophrenia.”
“Either they don’t understand the damage they’re doing to their own country, in which case they are simply stupid, or they understand everything, in which case they are dangerous and corrupt,” he added.
The Russian leader also suggested that Trump was being hindered from doing his job properly. He said the American people will be able to judge Trump’s performance as president “only when he’s allowed to work at full capacity.”
See that last part, Republicans, Democrats and the press? The American people view you all as that nerdy tattletale kid in kindergarten. You are more interested in getting other kids in trouble, or in this case with discrediting a president, than with doing your own work and chances are very good that this all blows up in your faces and you end up sitting in the corner wearing the dunce hat. Without a job.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]