Obama’s ridiculous posturing around Russia continues to make America a laughing stock.
The Democrats are sticking with their bizarre conspiracy theory that Putin somehow “hacked” the election so that Trump would win. This overlooks the obvious: that even if the Russians were behind the leak of those damning Democratic insider emails, it was the content of those messages that turned voters away from Hillary Clinton.
Obama has now upped the ante and leveled sanctions against Russia, and the White House is betting that Trump won’t roll back these sanctions even after he becomes president:
After he takes the oath of office in late January, Trump could unilaterally act to roll back the sanctions, which include expelling 35 Russian operatives and closing down two Russian facilities in the United States. But White House officials argued that if he did so, Trump would risk looking like he had caved to Russian interests.
More troubling are comments being made by members of Trump’s own party, who sound more like White House operatives than Republicans:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blamed Obama’s foreign policy for allowing Russia to expand its influence around the world, but said the sanctions imposed Thursday were a good first step.
Meanwhile, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who have been calling for congressional investigation into Russia’s involvement in the election, praised the sanctions and said that they would push for even stronger retaliatory measures in the next Congress.
Incredibly, these and other high level Republicans accept the Democratic Party’s contention that Russia interfered with the U.S. election. This theory is unproven and this sabre rattling from the left and the right over a non-issue could actually harm U.S.-Russian relations more than anything Donald Trump could say or do.
Source: Huffington Post