It’s not a surprise to see more Trump accusations every now and then, but the recent accusation on Obama struck his own administration hard. In some sense, it shed light on the possibility that the President was a seat which could be made to propagate nonsense. It is however worth noting that this came in conjunction with the communication fiasco the Trump Campaign and by extension, Administration, had with the Russians and all those that came after.
Why the Russians? Why the hostility? The Russians have been accused of interfering with the election, starting with leaking emails from the DNC, though this accusation, by our own view, has always been seen as dubious. An interference in the elections would usually result in immediate actions taken against the Russians, but with the Trump Administration reigning over America, this has been proven to be harder than ever. Now that agencies could be blocked, now that the President of the United States himself is backing Vladimir Putin, it is safe to presume that we won’t see any actions taken against Russia.
The Washington Post left a paragraph. “”It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators. “That’s the consensus view.”” The last statement shows a tinge of perfunctory accusation, yet it seems almost possible that the Russians have interfered. Regardless, this is one that needs thorough investigation, and with an all out political war ensuing in Trump’s America, it is impossible for truth to prevail. For now at least.
The other issue that has been shrouded in contempt is the entire issue of Jeff Sessions having been in contact with the Russians. Yes. Russians again. Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously insisted that he had never been in contact with any Russians, but has since admitted to having spoken with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. By the looks of it, this seems a little too close for comfort for Jeff Sessions himself. He first lied, then told the truth, then recused himself and then this Obama-wiretapping issue surfaced.
The issue at hand does not just involve the Trump administration. The issue at hand reminds the public that there is a political war raging in America and that supposedly neutral agencies are at risk of this Trump Presidency. With the FBI looking into the Trump administration and with eyes watching every move, this is looking more like a Democratic revolution against the Republicans. Yet this is not the case.
To put it simply, the Trump Administration has managed to mask what we know as truth. Suddenly, agencies became the forerunners for the Democrats just because they viewed Trump with scepticism. Suddenly, journalists and the media are kicked because they aren’t friendly with Trump. Trump calls them the “fake media”. Trump’s claim to unite America has failed just a few weeks into his Presidency. He has established a notion of “we” and “they” between those who were friendly and those who were not.
If we seriously believed that things might get better, remember that a political war that no one asked for continues to strike the White House with trivial and grave matters alike.
This is Trump’s America.
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