Lawmakers pressured President Trump to confront Russian President Putin at the G-20 summit about his involvement in the Russia hacking that led to the interference in the 2016 Presidential election. While Trump did, in fact, confront Putin, the lawmakers and Americans alike expected more from the encounter. Putin assured Trump that he had nothing to do with it. And what did Trump do? Well, he believed him, of course, like a naive little child.
Nonetheless, Trump tweeted:” I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election. He vehemently denied it. I’ve already given my opinion…..”
I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election. He vehemently denied it. I’ve already given my opinion…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2017
Trump’s satisfaction with Putin’s answer is not sitting well with the intelligence community or his colleagues. But for former U.S. attorney for the city of New York, Trump’s acceptance of Putin’s response is not going to cut it. Peet Bharara tweeted: “When pursuing a corrupt politician, mobster or murderer on strong FBI evidence if he “vehemently denied it,” we just dropped it usually. ”
When pursuing a corrupt politician, mobster or murderer on strong FBI evidence, if he “vehemently denied it,” we just dropped it usually. https://t.co/d4HqyHQexB
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) July 9, 2017
Sarcasm is a very effective tool for getting your point across. After all, Bharara has more experience investigating people that the real estate mogul. However, this is not the first time Bharara has spoken so candidly about Trump. In fact, earlier this year after being fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Bharara said, “Now I know how the Moreland Commission felt.” The Moreland Commission was an anti-corruption investigation that was shut down in 2014 by the politician it was investigating, which sounds like Trump’s way of dealing with any investigation. Do you agree?