The above is today’s NY Times Op-Ed question…..
It is a serious one that should be addressed by the action and its lawmakers who probably agree with the statement but are afraid to stand up and act for fear of incurring the wrath of Trump supporters at the polls….
There failure to ‘man-up’ could be putting this country in danger….
What comes first?
The health of this nation?
Staying in office and watching the country get ripped apart by a man who never should have become President and is a proxy of a Russian ex-KGB officer?
The American Intel and Federal cops ARE screaming a warning….
The Grand Ole Party lawmakers are turning a deaf ear…..
This NY Times piece is aimed at them…..
The op-ed piece is written by a Republican US House member from Texas who served in the CIA an agency his President has turned against since coming into office , in favor of listening to the Russian President view of the world…..His party is failing him….And America he saying….In the media that his party leader hates……
Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people. I never thought I would see the day when an American president would be one of them.
The president’s failure to defend the United States intelligence community’s unanimous conclusions of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and condemn Russian covert counterinfluence campaigns and his standing idle on the world stage while a Russian dictator spouted lies confused manybut should concern all Americans. By playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands, the leader of the free world actively participated in a Russian disinformation campaign that legitimized Russian denial and weakened the credibility of the United States to both our friends and foes abroad.
As a member of Congress, a coequal branch of government designed by our founders to provide checks and balances on the executive branch, I believe that lawmakers must fulfill our oversight duty as well as keep the American people informed of the current danger.
Somehow many Americans have forgotten that Russia is our adversary, not our ally, and the reasons for today’s tensions go back much farther than the 2016 election. For more than a decade, Russia has meddled in elections around the world, supported brutal dictators and invaded sovereign nations — all to the detriment of United States interests. Mitt Romney had it right in 2012 when he told President Barack Obama that Russia was “without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe.”….
Moreover, the threat of Russian meddling in United States elections is not behind us. Just last week, Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, cautioned that “the warning lights are blinking red” that Russia and other adversaries will undertake further cyberattacks on our digital infrastructure. This includes many of the energy companies in my home district in South and West Texas.
Make no mistake, Russian disinformation campaigns are working…..