With a whirlwind of horrors circling the White House at ever increasing speed, it’s easy to lose focus. Thankfully, we have Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to cut past the nonsense and tell it like it is.
More and more, President Trump and his team of enablers have been behaving in bizarrely self-incriminating ways — almost as if they are throwing themselves under the bus for someone else. As the media struggles to make sense of what is happening, Senator Sanders wants to know why:
How does it happen that we have a president who has nothing but nice things to say about Mr. Putin? What do the Russians have on Mr. Trump?
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 23, 2017
Under ordinary circumstances, the suggestion that Russians would be blackmailing a sitting U.S. President would be extreme. But these are no ordinary circumstances. We know for a fact that the Russians worked illegally to elect Donald Trump. Already, we know that Trump’s original campaign chair, Paul Manafort, has been implicated in a multi-million dollar “shadow accounting” scheme and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was awarded Russia’s “Order of Friendship” by Vladimir Putin. However, we are only beginning to understand the depths of the vast connections between Trump and Putin.
The more Trump praises Putin and cozies up to Russia, the more likely a blackmail explanation becomes. At the very least, we have come to the point where the President owes the American people an explanation.
Thankfully, Bernie Sanders is in a position to demand answers.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com