The news has been flooded recently with talk of Trump’s controversial words at the Helinski U.S.-Russia press conference. After his comments, many people have accused Trump of treason, and many are calling for impeachment.
Last week after speaking with Russia President Putin in private, President Trump stated:
“I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.
I have President Putin; he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.”
The following day, Trump corrected his statement above by saying:
“I thought that I made myself very clear, but having just reviewed the transcript…I realized that there is a need for some clarification. The sentence should have been…’I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia’.”
In an article published just yesterday by IJR, Eli Crane, founder and CEO of Bottle Breacher goes into detail about his opinion on this.
“You don’t have to look very hard to understand the kind of damage that folks like Comey, McCabe, Strzok and Lisa Page have done to the government agencies they represent or to the confidence of Americans and our current leadership. All you need to do is watch President Trump’s presser with Putin and his uncertainty on who to believe to understand the magnitude of their actions. Many people on both sides of the aisle saw a US president in Helsinki side with Putin’s flat out denial of meddling in our elections over the analysis of our intelligence communities.
This isn’t what I saw. I saw a president who was very conflicted and unsure of who to believe with his main focus being on moving forward with our largest nuclear adversary. Whether you believe the president made a mistake or not it was undeniable that our president was struggling with a case of “who is telling the truth.”
In the aftermath of that meeting, the partisan politics and words like treason being grossly abused, the thing that surprises me the most is the one thing that nobody is talking about. Why was he so unsure? With the recent history of the major weaponization of government agencies like the FBI and IRS for political agendas along with occasional bad intel like WMD’s in Iraq. Is it that appalling or is it almost understandable?” – Eli Crane
More on what Eli Crane has to say here.