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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Why fuss about the thick smoke?

First of all, I am not a fan of Chris Cillizza because he is a lightweight in experience and credentials. However, he left The Washington Post to join CNN, and that's where this story begins.

He wrote about the "smoke around Donald Trump's associated and Russia." The only authorities that can put meat on the bones to make a legal case against Trump for all sorts of violations of the law are the Treasury, FBI, and National Security Agency. Congressional investigations are truly second-hand fodder, and the Republican leaders have consistently demonstrated that they want to protect the President and have committed acts obstructing justice.

The press is critical in keeping the pressure on the authorities and an apparently devious government administration.

"Cillizza: There's a lot of smoke around Donald Trump's associates and Russia 
Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-Large
Updated 5:14 PM ET, Tue April 4, 2017 
Trump insists that there is no there-there. That there is no fire. 
But there is a whole heck of a lot of smoke. 
President Donald Trump likes to dismiss the allegations surrounding the contacts between top aides on his campaign and Russian officials as "fake news."

To the point, "fake news" was invented by Trump and his campaign. The Russians fueled the drive with propaganda and leaks that hurt candidate Hillary Clinton. The Russians probably did not interfere in their own. They wanted Trump to win for a reason. Trump encouraged them as everyone heard loud and clear as he asked for their help and fanned the flames with their fake-news propaganda.

As Trump does routinely, he tried to turn the story around and blame others when his errant behavior is the story.

The circumstantial evidence and connections among Trump and his team are intense. Professional investigators and law enforcement should soon have a sufficient case to make charges.

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