Last night the Senate Intelligence Committee released a bipartisan report which confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself ordered his underlings to alter the outcome of the 2016 United States Presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor. We’re fast approaching that time where the smart people, even in the GOP, are distancing themselves from Trump’s Russia scandal disaster as thoroughly as they can. Then there are the Republican buffoons in Congress who decided that the best way to handle this was to run off to Moscow. Literally.
Here’s a portion of the statement released yesterday by Republican Senate Intel Committee Chair Richard Burr: “There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections.” Then he went on to throw his support behind the investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal. Burr sure sounds like he knows which side of the fence he wants to be standing on when the Russia scandal crashes down on the head of Donald Trump and his co-conspirators. Then you’ve got the other side of the fence.
We’re already familiar with the Republicans in Congress who are on the hot seat in the Trump-Russia scandal. Devin Nunes has tried so hard to obstruct justice on Donald Trump’s behalf, we’re pretty sure he’s going to end up in prison for it. Dana Rohrabacher is such a Russian puppet, he practically pledges allegiance to Putin in the morning. But now we can add some other Republican names to the list of people who are rather curiously aligning themselves with Russia at the most suspicious time possible.
We haven’t heard anything about Republican Senator Richard Shelby having been involved in the Trump-Russia scandal or coverup. But right now he’s spending the Fourth of July in Moscow, meeting with the Russian government, talking about how the U.S. and Russia “don’t necessarily need to be adversaries.” Again, this is just as the Senate Intel Committee has confirmed that Vladimir Putin personally altered the outcome of the most recent U.S. Presidential election. John Neely Kennedy has been in the Senate for about five minutes, but he’s in Moscow right now as well.
These Republicans who are in Moscow right now might as well be wearing a sign on their backs that says “I helped collude.” They’re begging to be investigated as part of the Trump-Russia probe. There is no possible above-board reason for them to be meeting with the Russian government right now – yet they’re doing this out in the open. Either this Republican delegation is made up of the stupidest politicians of all time, or they have something huge to hide, and they’re so worried about it coming out, they’re willing to take the risk of traveling to Moscow just to beg Putin to save them.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report