President Donald Trump just spoke saying if the U.S. government conducts “confrontation” with Russia, it could lead to “war.” That comment implies that he as our president should not confront Russian President Vladimir Putin–with whom he just has a private, two-hour meeting in Helsinki Sunday–about Russian meddling in our 2016 presidential election which our intelligence agencies claim. That should further worry Americans about whether or not President Trump is really protecting our nation. In his press conference with Putin Monday, he looked like he is a traitor by siding with Putin in his denial of such alleged meddling and rejecting what his intelligence agencies have been telling him.
Yesterday, we were told for the first time that as soon as Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, his intelligence authorities told him they have very reliable evidence that Russian governmental operatives interfered in the election. Yet ever since he as spoken out against this assessment. All of this makes it look like Mr. Putin has something on Mr. Trump that Trump does not want Americans to know and that this is causing President Trump to not act in the best interests of the U.S.
Right now, the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, is being interviewed at length on NBC News by Andria Mitchell. He again is confirming that Putin is responsible for Russians interfering in our election and that they are still “targeting the U.S.,” thus disagreeing with President Trump. Trump was asked this question Tuesday and answered “no.” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders afterwards claimed the president meant “no” that he would not continue being interviewed. That is not at all what it looked like.