In the investigation that never ends, liberals have been trying for over a year now to tie Donald Trump to Russia. Following Trump’s election victory, cries about Russian “collusion” intensified as liberals looked for excuses to explain their stunning defeat. Despite the lack of any evidence, the left shows no signs of letting the narrative go.Unfortunately for Democrats, the only evidence the “investigation” seems to turn up contradicts their theory. It appears Russia really was trying to interfere in American politics, it’s just not what liberals hoped they would find.
From the Blaze:Russian president Vladimir Putin has colluded with someone in America to hurt the United States. He has teamed up with U.S. environmental groups to paint fracking in a bad light, according to a June 29th letter sent to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.
The letter, sent by Representatives Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Randy Weber (R-Texas) of the Subcommittee on Energy, states that “Russia … engaged actively with … environmental organizations working against shale gas – to maintain dependence on Russian imported gas,” according to the former secretary general of NATO.
American environmental groups have been trying for years to kill fracking, despite evidence showing that the practice is better for the environment. Russia would also love to end American fracking, but for different reasons:Chris Salcedo said on today’s “Chris Salcedo Show” that the strong American energy exports President Donald Trump is promoting release Eastern European nations from Russia’s energy stranglehold. “Doesn’t seem very Russia-friendly to me,” he remarked.
The news comes as President Trump has renewed America’s commitment to energy independence. In a recent interview, Trump pointed out that his support for fracking is the exact opposite of what Russia would want:
Trump said that if Hillary Clinton won in 2016, she would have “decimated” the American military, to Putin’s approval.“Why would he want me [to win]?” Trump asked, adding that he supports hydraulic fracturing which threatens Russian oil interests.
Of course, fracking isn’t the only issue Trump has deviated from Russia on. In recent months, the U.S. air campaign in Syria has targeted Assad forces that are friendly to Moscow. At the time, the strikes were strongly condemned by the Russian government.
Nevertheless, liberals continue to push the fantasy that it is the Trump administration that is too close to the Kremlin. However, reality is starting to paint a different picture. If anyone is working in Russia’s best interest, it’s the left.[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]