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Thu May 9, 2019, 01:08 PM

Putin Accomplice Mitch McConnell Says Case Closed

Putin Accomplice Mitch McConnell Says Case Closed

By Jonathan Chait
New York Magazine, May 7, 2019

During the 2016 election, CIA director John Brennan informed congressional leaders that Russian intelligence was interfering in the election in an effort to help Donald Trump win. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed the conclusion, and depicted it as a frame-up. “You’re trying to screw the Republican candidate,” he charged, warning that he would refuse to sign a bipartisan statement warning Russia to back off. If blocking Russia meant hindering the Trump campaign, McConnell wasn’t interested.

This morning, McConnell took to the Senate floor to deliver a coda to this historic act. In a speech that was notably smarmy even by his standards, the Senate Majority Leader declared the Mueller report to be “case closed,” accused Democrats of refusing to accept the legitimacy of Trump’s election, and called for an end to all investigation or inquiries of Mueller’s findings.

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McConnell framed his speech as a call for unity, insisting Russia’s goal was to divide the public. “Russia set out to sow discord. To create chaos in American politics and undermine confidence in our democracy,” he said. To continue pursuing the massive evidence of corruption and misconduct in the Mueller report would somehow help Putin. If Americans “remain consumed by unhinged partisanship,” McConnell said, “and keep dividing ourselves … Putin and his agents need only stand on the sidelines and watch as their job is done for them.”

Note here that McConnell is again denying the same thing he denied in 2016: that Russia intervened not just to “divide” Americans but specifically in order to help Trump win. If American political leaders in both parties had closed ranks and rejected Russia’s intervention, it might have backfired. Instead, McConnell assisted their effort.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:11 PM

1. "Instead, McConnell assisted their effort."

2 words Merrik Garland.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:17 PM

2. That's funny, Benedict Arnold came to mind.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:19 PM

3. Why isn't McConnell beonginvestigated by the media for his duplicity?

There is so much dirt on the guy he is a friggin traitor to our country and constitution, he has broken the senate as an institution with gravitas. McConnell is a Russian asset and should be put in jail.

Come on Media go after McConnell what are you waiting for?

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:30 PM

4. Moscow mitch says "nyet"

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