On Russia Trump Acts Like a Guilty Person
Seth Abramson-who was a defense attorney-has made this point.
If you’re innocent of false charges the truth is your friend. Your best weapon is the truth. Beyond that you certainly don’t want to engage in false statements as that erodes your credibility which is a vital asset.
If you’re innocent your best friends are
1. The truth.
2. Your credibility as an honest person.
Trump is a pathological liar. He lies so much, he’s like the little boy who cried wolf. If the time comes he’s wrongly accused who will believe him anyway?
On Russia, he as is his wont, counters with lies. He repeats his usual tendency when pushed to say things like ‘I don’t know X. I’ve never met X or been to X in my life.’
— Now! Solar (@NOW1SOLAR) February 21, 2017
Like in this clip here, he lies up and down about his history with Russia. Like his claim that neither he nor anyone on his team in any way, shape, or form, spoke to Russia during the election is contradicted by: Russia itself.
The Russians say they did speak to Trump.
So either the Russians are lying or Trump is lying. Again, when you’re lying it’s complicated to keep your story straight. It’s simple when you have the truth on your side.
So with Trump and Russia we have two different stories.
1. Trump says he and his campaign simply never spoke to Russia.
2. Russia says they spoke to Trump but this is no big deal. There is precedent for campaigns talking to foreign governments.
This is similar to the case of Michael Flynn. At first he claimed not to have spoken about the sanctions, that he had spoken just once to offer his condolences for a slain Russian ambassador.
Flynn said it was normal for a POTUS elect’s team to speak to foreign governments. But he insisted they didn’t talk sanctions. Then he didn’t remember if they did not. Then Trump fired him though he still insisted Flynn did nothing wrong and said if he didn’t talk sanctions Trump would have told him to do so.
The ever shifting stories are a good sign of guilt.
Regarding talking to Russia before the election, the intel agencies also have revealed they have communication between Flynn and Russia during the election. I’m sure that’s ‘totally normal.’
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