Trump-supporting Tea Partier stuns CNN host by saying the president-elect is on the verge of treason (Raw Story link): Former Republican Congressman and prominent conservative radio host Joe Walsh slammed the president-elect and fellow Republicans Monday over their lack of interest in investigating Russia’s attempt to influence the election in favor of Donald Trump.
“I’m outraged at the lack of outrage, especially on my side, the Republican side,” Walsh told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. “I get that the country is divided, but my god: a foreign government interfered with our election. That should piss everybody off.”
Walsh iterated several of the talking points he made earlier Monday on Twitter, ripping into the partisan reaction to the CIA assessment. “It’s like because our guy won, Trump won, we’re going to keep our mouths shut,” Walsh said. “I mean that’s just so wrong.”
Walsh argued there’s “no debate” that Russia attempted to influence the election in favor of Trump.”
“It’s a fact,” Walsh said. “And then for Donald Trump … to call it ridiculous and not believe it, he ought to be ashamed of himself.”
Referring to former CIA director Michael Morell’s suggestion that Russian interference is the “the political equivalent of 9/11,” Walsh said he agreed with that claim, adding Trump is “acting like a third grader” in his refusal to accept the intelligence community’s assessment.
“I don’t think he fully gets it, Brooke,” Walsh said. “I mean we’re Americans! This is a foreign government got involved in our election. I mean, I agree with Mike Morell, that’s like Russia attacked us.”
Discussing the Trump transition team’s statement Friday insisting CIA officers are “the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” Walsh said his attacks on the intelligence community are verging on treason.
“For Donald Trump to come out and attack our men and women in the CIA, that’s almost treasonous,” Walsh said. “Russia attacks us and Trump attacks the CIA. He ought to be the one calling for an investigation.”
Mod: While it is refreshing that a few on the political right are waking up to Trump's obvious sedition, it should be to their eternal shame that the political left beat them to the punch and has now become the credible voice of patriotism in the United States.
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PAC head Scott Dworkin appeared on MSNBC with Joy Reid this morning to discuss his report detailing three decades worth of Trump’s Russian ties when he announced the Democratic Coalition’s plan to formally accuse those four officials.
The Democratic Coalition’s Dworkin authored a widely read report, which President Obama reviewed in November which disputed the FBI’s publicly reported assertions that Donald Trump had ‘no clear ties’ to Russia. A later expansion of the Dworkin Report highlighted 24 specific factual assertions about Trump’s ties to Russia, including 250 registered companies and a three decades long pursuit of business there starting with 1987 visits to Moscow.
The Democratic Coalition is the opposition research wing of a 50-state progressive Political Action Committee. They filed a bi-partisan complaint during the election against the FBI Director, and also uncovered a previously unreleased MSBNC video where Donald Trump says emphatically – twice – that he does in fact have a relationship with Vladimir Putin.
It is a key fact he denied throughout the campaign – even when he wasn’t asked.
After this year’s election, the Democratic Coalition made news for filing a major complaint against Trump’s campaign chairman and Senior White House Advisor-designate Steve Bannon.
The Democratic Coalition’s treason complaint will address the integrated effect of McConnell’s recently revealed suppression of investigatory evidence against Donald Trump’s Republican campaign and the FBI Director’s partisan memo, which Rudy Giuliani indicated that he had prior knowledge of its arrival, and into supposedly secret FBI investigations into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.