President Trump's language and demeanor at Monday's summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin sent his detractors on both sides of the aisle into fits, just 72 hours after the Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian officials for hacking the DNC.
Trump's position has more or less been that peace with Russia is more important than election meddling, which didn't influence the election - and that the United States has been meddling in elections for a long time, so perhaps let's mend fences and move forward as two nuclear superpowers. Also Hillary sold Russia 20% of American uranium after a bunch of people connected to the transaction heavily contributed to her foundation, which was approved by a rubber-stamp committee, four months after Bill Clinton collected $500k in a speech to a Russian investment bank during a trip where he hung out with Putin at his house. All pre-Crimea of course, so no biggie.
The Rigged Witch Hunt, originally headed by FBI lover boy Peter S (for one year) & now, 13 Angry Democrats, should look into the missing DNC Server, Crooked Hillary’s illegally deleted Emails, the Pakistani Fraudster, Uranium One, Podesta & so much more. It’s a Democrat Con Job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2018
After former CIA Director John Brennan called Trump's performance "nothing short of treasonous" earlier in the day, former FBI Director James Comey issued what may be construed as a call to action against a sitting US President.
"This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country," adding "Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president."
This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country. Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president.— James Comey (@Comey) July 16, 2018
While this appears to be the first time Comey has suggested citizens rise up against a duly elected sitting President - the extreme end of which becomes a coup, Brennan suggested last July that White House officials refuse to follow direct orders in the event that President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
"I think it's the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out. I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future," Brennan told CNN's Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum, effectively calling for a coup against the president should Trump give the order to fire Mueller.
Meanwhile, Congressman Steve Cohen, who said he would award the Purple Heart to disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok - only to later regret his words, called for the military to step in and stage a coup:
Where are our military folks ? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy! https://t.co/3eF7OLKEdN— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) July 16, 2018
I think a sitting Congressman is calling for a military coup, but I'm not super sure. https://t.co/pi82V10bsc— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) July 16, 2018
So the DOJ indicts 12 Russians one business day before Trump meets with Putin, and MSM outlets far and wide crank out pieces like veteran NYT employee Charles Blow's Sunday op-ed "Trump, Treasonous Traiter" hours before the event.
Combined with Trump's dismissive attitude towards Russian hacking and a nation whipped up by surely coincidental Russian indictments and MSM hit pieces, things could not have gone better for team Hillary and crew.
That said, some have come to Trump's defense...
US has intervened in foreign elections for decades, including leaking stolen documents. . . nations regularly try to influence elections and this is nothing new for the United States, either as the culprit or as the target of such efforts.”Jonathan Turley https://t.co/AoFFyZVIdo— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 15, 2018
So Obama & Hillary give Russia Uranium One after accepting kickbacks & foundation donations, Bill Clinton received 500k from a Russian bank, Mark Warner conspires with a Russian oligarch's lobbyist to manufacture fraudulent evidence, but SOMEHOW Trump commited #Treason? pic.twitter.com/FwLzjKYXXY— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) July 16, 2018
False flag John Brennan really has some nerve calling President Trump's meeting with another nuclear superpower as #Treason considering he sold out the American people time and time again and ran the intelligence community like a de-facto government mafia. https://t.co/Al4ar23EgT— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) July 16, 2018
This is coming from the guy who voted for the Communist Party USA candidate in 1976. Give me a break https://t.co/0l8X8wiNWA— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 16, 2018
You know @POTUS had a great meeting w/Putin because the media and the global elite are hysterical. Note: These are the same people who have enabled terrorism to flourish, unlimited wars, condemned generations to poverty, stolen prosperity&misinform the public to control outcomes.— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) July 16, 2018
John Brennan literally voted for the Communist Party to take power in the United States of America. If you look at his ludicrous tweet through that lens it makes more sense. https://t.co/2xUmlihwXT— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) July 16, 2018