Remember when President-elect Trump cast doubts on reports from U.S. intelligence agencies, which concluded that there was Russian involvement in the hacks of DNC emails? I talked about that yesterday, here.
According to Trump’s words, he “knows more” about hacking and would reveal what he knew on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
My first caution, when dealing with Trump, is to always doubt if what you’re going to hear is what he makes it out to be, or if he will follow through, at all.
We all should have learned that long ago. He promised a press conference to talk about his plans for divesting himself from his business empire, in order to avoid any conflicts of interest. He cancelled those plans as quickly as he made them, and the most the public got was news that he was seeking legal counsel on how to make his liberal daughter and son-in-law part of his administration.
Oh, and loyal bootlick, Newt Gingrich, declaring that because of Trump’s wealth, ethics laws should be changed just for him.
You know – one set of laws for you petty peons and another set for the king.
Anyway, this coming reveal about the Russian hacking event may end up going the same way.
Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday tamped down expectations that President-elect Donald Trump will reveal new details about alleged Russian hacking during the U.S. presidential election in the coming days.
“It’s not a question of necessarily revealing,” Spicer said on CNN’s “New Day.”
“He’s going to talk about his conclusions and where he thinks things stand. He’s not going to reveal anything that was privileged or was shared with him classified. I think he can share with people his conclusions of the report and his understanding of the situation and make sure people understand there’s a lot of questions out there. “
Did you get that?
He’s going to give you his opinion of what happened, rather than what the intelligence community has reported. He’s also going to cast further doubt in the minds of the public about the job being done by those we have long relied on to protect this nation from foreign, as well as domestic threats, through their work.
Spicer went on to say that the final reports have not gone to President Obama’s desk and would be wrapped up later this week.
Ok. Fair enough.
We should all wait for the final reports to be reviewed and presented to the public. That being said, that should apply to Trump, as well. He has suggested that he has knowledge outside of what our intelligence community has. If that’s not the case, he needs to stop trying to undermine the work of our FBI, CIA, and Homeland Security. As president, he may need them one day, and he’s already trying to kill their morale and set the public against them.
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— New Day (@NewDay) January 2, 2017