Democrats and the media are working overtime to convince the country that President Donald Trump is actually a Russian agent in disguise, but White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that no one in the U.S. intelligence community believed such nonsense. In an interview with Fox News, Priebus said any allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government was pure fantasy.
“I can assure you, the top levels of the intelligence community have assured me that [the allegation] is not only grossly overstated, but also wrong,” Priebus said. “They have made it very clear that the story is complete garbage.”
It remains to be seen if there’s anything more to the Russia/Trump story than has been reported thus far. But even if it turns out that Michael Flynn, Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and others spoke to Russian officials and businessmen during the campaign, it would still be a long bridge from that to calling Trump a traitor. And it’s worth mentioning that there’s no concrete evidence proving that even those stories are true. So far, all we know for sure is that Flynn talked to the Russian ambassador about sanctions after the election, and there’s much less meat to that story than the media would like us to believe.
Let’s put it this way. We have the greatest intelligence agencies in the history of the world, bar none. Those agencies were working for a Democratic administration that would have loved nothing more than to put Donald Trump in prison – before or after the election. To believe some of the wildest allegations – that Trump is either beholden to Vladimir Putin due to some compromising videotapes or that he sold out the country in exchange for a piece of Russian oil revenues – is to believe that he managed to do all of this without getting caught by the CIA, the FBI, the NSA, or any of our other, less-publicized intelligence agencies.
Not. A. Chance. In. Hell.
Democrats are playing the “if there’s smoke, there’s fire” game with the American people. The problem is that there’s not even that much smoke. There are rumors. There are politically-motivated “dossiers.” And that’s about all. The media is connecting dots that don’t exist, and even their anonymous sources inside the intelligence community are telling them that.
Who knows, maybe we’re wrong. Maybe Trump really is a puppet for the Kremlin. If so, we will be chanting “lock him up” right along with the Democrats.
Of course, in that upside-down future, we might finally get our $1,000,000 payout from that Nigerian prince, so we’ll be eating crow on a tropical island as it all goes down.