In yet another turn of events in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, Congresswoman Maxine Waters appeared on MSNBC today and stated her position that the alleged Russian sex tape blackmail of Trump is in fact true. While various aspects of the infamous Trump-Russia dossier from former MI6 agent Christopher Steele have been corroborated, including meetings dates and participants, Waters is the first in government to assert that the ‘pee pee tape’ aspect of the dossier is also true.
It’s not immediately clear what Waters is basing her assertion on. Was she merely stating her belief that it’s true, or was she basing this on inside knowledge she has but can’t yet share? Most of her committee assignments in the House of Representatives are finance related, but she is the Ex Officio of Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, so it’s possible she’s seen classified details about whatever illicit blackmail Russia is allegedly holding over Trump’s head. If so, then she’s in the tricky position of being able to allude to what she’s seen, but not able to reveal the specific classified sourcing.
When the MSNBC host asked Congresswoman Waters to elaborate on her basis for asserting that the Russian sex blackmail of Trump is true, she responded by saying that it will all come out if the Trump-Russia investigation in Congress handled properly. She’ll likely be pressed in subsequent interviews to offer more context for her assertion. But Waters has been consistently out ahead on these things and has been subsequently vindicated. And at the least, we’ve reached the point where a member of Congress is asserting that the Russian sex blackmail over Trump is true.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 9, 2017
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report