Something is certainly up between President Donald Trump's administration and Russia, however, the president is never one to be on the wrong side of a scandal. Like a 3-year-old brat caught red-handed, he tried to turn the blame to an old rival: Hillary Clinton.
On Monday evening, Trump partook of one of his favorite pastimes and tweeted comments that had very little to do with facts and a lot to do with playing the victim.
Why isn't the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017
...money to Bill, the Hillary Russian "reset," praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax. #MAGA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017
USA Today linked his tweets back to the book "Clinton Cash" by Peter Schweizer and a New York Times article from 2015. The Times reported that the Russians directed $2.3 million to the Clinton Foundation at a time when a Russian energy company was looking to purchase a business that had a significant role in America's capacity to produce uranium. The Clinton's were not initially transparent about the exchange, making them a point of further suspicion for their detractors.
But why on Earth would Trump care about the truth?
He doesn't. Trump's power relies on telling lies and counting on the ignorance of others. As long as there are people who believe every nonsense thing that makes its way out of his mouth or onto his Twitter account, he will remain formidable. As the FBI investigates the Trump administration's map of strange Russian coincidences, he's resorting to techniques that have always served him well.
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