In contradiction to all the facts and evidence, Democrats and their media vocally insisted that Trump was an agent of Russia. Never mind that the Obama and Biden administrations were actually the ones to sign on to virtually anything Putin wanted, from Obama’s infamous hot mic moment with Medevev to Biden nodding at a “minor incursion”. Hillary, who came touting a Reset Button with Russia, offering relief from the mean Bush years, reinvented herself as a Russia hawk to align with her smear campaign against Trump.
The Trump administration was actually tough on Russia and supportive of Ukraine. Putin didn’t invade on Trump’s watch, he invaded when the Dems were in office.
How does the party of treason explain that? Easy. More conspiracy theories, courtesy of MSNBC and its uber-conspiracy forum, the Maddow show.
Why didn’t Russia invade Ukraine during Trump’s term? Perhaps because Putin was so pleased to see Trump pursuing goals in line with Moscow’s agenda. – MSNBC
That agenda being to expel Russian diplomats engaged in espionage, and refusing to renew an arms argument that allowed Russia to cheat… which Biden renewed with zero preconditions?
Trump was apparently trying to argue that he didn’t have time to worry about tasks such as presidential records keeping. He was, Trump added, “too busy making sure Russia didn’t attack Ukraine.”
How subtle. The former president wants the public to know Vladimir Putin didn’t invade Ukraine during his term — unlike the current U.S. president.
How indeed does the Russiagate party explain that one?
It led The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin to add yesterday, “Trump’s foreign policy sought to do much of what Putin wants to achieve, including intimidating Ukraine by withholding vital defensive weapons.”
Quoting Jennifer Rubin is like quoting a less talented version of Jen Psaki. Obama was the one who actually withheld defensive weapons, slow-walking shipments of boots and MREs.
Putin wanted to undermine the NATO alliance, and Trump undermined the NATO alliance. Putin wanted to weaken the E.U., and Trump made little effort to express his disdain for the E.U. Putin wanted to weaken the U.S. political system, and Trump was unnervingly aggressive in trying to weaken the U.S. political system.
This is the classic argument for redefining Putin’s goals from real-world efforts to seize territory to “undermining” institutions. Putin isn’t out to “undermine” institutions. Those institutions do that well enough on their own. He’s out to expand power in the real world. And he knows that Biden, like Obama, are too weak to stand in his way.