In the midst of the Indo-Pacific economic meetings going on in Vietnam, President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin had the chance to at least chat while shaking hands. According to Trump, when the topic of the 2016 U.S. election does come up, Putin denies any involvement with hacking or collusion.
“He [Putin] said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times,” Trump told reporters. “Every time he sees me, he says, ‘I didn’t do that.’ And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it.”
Given the direction of the Russia Russia Russia witch hunt that is producing nothing but embarrassing ties for the Democrats, that statement is rather believable. However, over at MSNBC, Malcolm Nance, a former Naval Intelligence officer, considered that statement a case of Benedict Arnoldism. See, according to Nance, President Trump is siding with the Russians in this affair.
On MSNBC Saturday morning, Nance discussed the bombshell report that Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn participated in a plot to kidnap a Turkish dissident cleric and deliver him to a Turkish prison.
“This goes hand-in-hand” with the entire story surrounding Russian hacking of the U.S. election and the potential collusion on the part of the Trump campaign, Nance noted, considering Flynn’s “seeming involvement with the Russian foreign minister.”
“We have moved so far away from them being a whole bunch of ‘innocents abroad’ and just looking out for their own personal interests,” he stated.
“I’m really flabbergasted,” he continued. “I really think that we are at a national-level Benedict Arnold moment going on here. We have a President literally, literally, on Veterans Day, insulting the entirety of U.S. intelligence and siding with a former director of the FSB [Russian intelligence].”
And he was clear about what all of this means.
“All of this together … shows me that there was a continuing criminal enterprise and Russia is at the center of it, and the president has violated his oath by maintaining this fraud that none of this is true.”
“And when it’s borne out, it’s going to be well past impeachable,” Nance declared.
Oh, yeah, Trump also called former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper a political hack. No, that was not very nice, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true, nor does it mean that particular statement is treasonous.
Siding with the Russians or not in this case, it sounds like President Trump is going for truth. Truth, no matter what it is, cannot by its very nature be treasonous, and therefore cannot be a stepping stone toward impeachment, especially since no crime was committed.
Seriously, the mainstream media and the left are setting themselves up for a huge fall as they employ the propaganda spin machine to make it sound like Donald Trump is guilty of anything more than winning an election they were set to steal. That’s what Nance is doing. Spinning a tale for those caught in the leftist wishful thinking echo chamber.