(National Sentinel)Â A Real Russia Scandal:Â Left-wing pundits, Democrats, and Deep Staters are continuing to hammer President Donald Trump over some comments he made during his summit this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The criticism centers mostly around POTUS Trumpâ€™s soft-peddling of Russian meddling in the 2016 election along with a smattering of shade thrown at elements of the U.S. intelligence community â€” particularly the faction that has been working to undermine his presidency since before he took office.
The president has walked back some of his statements and has made clear he trusts his intelligence services. But thatâ€™s not enough for the rabid Trump haters on the Left who seem to be perturbed by the fact that the president simply continues to breathe.
The â€œresistanceâ€ seems to have settled on this term to describe POTUS Trumpâ€™s Putin summit: â€œTreason,â€ though Trump never actually did anything to harm U.S. national security in the face of Russian aggression.
Unless, of course, presidential diplomacy and foreign policy now qualify as traitorous acts if they center around objectives the perpetually angry Left doesnâ€™t like.
Joy Behar, co-host of â€œThe Viewâ€ and someone not known at all for her foreign policy or national security expertise, typified the Leftâ€™s hyperbolic overreaction. As reported byÂ Breitbart News, she proclaimed during her show on Tuesday that Trump was a traitor and that Putinâ€™s holding something over Trumpâ€™s head.
â€œIt seems to me Russiaâ€™s got something on him,â€ she said without a shred of sarcasm. â€œHeâ€™s over the edge with this one. Heâ€™s saying basically to him, â€˜Please donâ€™t snitch whatever it is.â€™ Thatâ€™s what I saw.â€
Thank God Behar isnâ€™t in charge of our intelligence community.
Never mind thatÂ Trump instructed Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinÂ to announce Robert Muellerâ€™s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officersÂ beforeÂ he met with Putin for the express purpose of going into the meeting with some new leverageÂ over Putin.
And never mind that just a few days before meeting with Putin, Trump chided German Chancellor Angela Merkel for doing a gas pipeline deal with Russia that will allow Moscow to control three-quarters of Germanyâ€™s LP gas imports â€” something he could use against Berlin in a crisis and a deal that provides Russia with tens of billions of dollars at a time when Trump is cajoling NATO members to pony more for their own defenseâ€¦against Russia.
The only thing Putinâ€™s â€œgotâ€ on Trump is U.S. debt, which he began acquiring before Trump rolled into D.C. and whichÂ he has largely dumped over the past two monthsÂ in what some see as the beginning of a strategy with China to create an American debt crisis. Think Putinâ€™s (and Chinaâ€™s Xi Jinpingâ€™s) response to U.S. sanctions and tariffs.
But since weâ€™re on the subject of presidential â€œtreason,â€ do you know whoÂ reallyÂ worked to compromise U.S. national security â€” in ways that could certainly be construed as treasonous under certain circumstances?
That would be President Barack Hussein Obama.
He made a â€œnuclear dealâ€ with Iran that not onlyÂ paved the way for an eventual Iranian nuclear weapon, but he helped finance the development by handing overÂ as much as $33.6 billion in cash and goldÂ to aÂ terrorism-sponsoring state.
Then there was the hot-mic moment ahead of the 2012 presidential election,Â when he was caught telling then-Russian President Dmitry MedvedevÂ that then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (the real powerbroker) should give him â€œspaceâ€ until â€œafter my election,â€ when he would â€œhave more flexibilityâ€ to make concessions on nuclear weapons and â€œmissile defense.â€
Concessions to Putin?
Thatâ€™s absolutely treasonous. Even Joy Behar should be able to see that.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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