Brag, Lie, Whine, Blame, Rinse, Repeat

Brag, Lie, Whine, Blame, Rinse, Repeat

by digby

Trump is blaming Obama for not stopping the Russian government from trying to help him win. Because of course he is:

Later in the day:

The indictments show that there were a bunch of DNC servers. This is just another bullshit Hannity conspiracy theory about the whole thing being a "leak" that makes no sense. He's either too stupid, too guilty or both to let that one go.

Think Progress reminds us what Obama tried to do and who thwarted him:

From CNN:

Trump was personally warned in August 2016 by senior US intelligence officials that foreign adversaries — including Russia — would likely attempt to infiltrate his team or gather intelligence about his campaign, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The security briefing included information about potential interference by foreign actors, including Russia, according to sources familiar with a memo that detailed the August 2016 briefing…
Trump was also told that the Russian government was trying to meddle in the election and that Russia played a direct role in hacks against the Democratic National Committee, NBC News reported in October 2016. Internal DNC emails were published by WikiLeaks about one month before Trump received the briefing.

Trump’s tweet bashing Obama also overlooks that Obama wanted to issue a bipartisan statement in the summer of 2016 detailing what the intelligence community knew about Russian meddling and offering federal help to states. But his effort was stymied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who expressed “skepticism that the underlying intelligence truly supported the White House’s claims” about Russia interference, the Washington Post reported. McConnell ultimately blocked the release of a statement.

So, we know that Trump knew. And we know what he did:

Wow - MSNBC put together video of every single time Trump mentioned @wikileaks during final month of the 2016 campaign.

Trump mentioned stolen emails published by WikiLeaks at least 164 times in Oct. 16, but later claimed it didn't impact a single vote 🤔
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 13, 2018

No matter what is proven about what he knew at the time it's clear that once he found out he didn't give a damn and was happy to receive the help.

And he and the Republican Party are obviously happy to receive it again. Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan and all the rest of the Fox News traitors are the most cynical, power-mad politicians in American history. They will allow nothing to stand in their way.

If any of these people ever try to wrap themselves in the flag and sell themselves as patriots again I'm going to vomit.