The final report of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in the 2016 election has been released. Even the public redacted version “confirms that Donald Trump and his campaign operatives solicited, welcomed and benefited from Russian assistance.”
“The report also details extensive evidence of contacts between Trump campaign operatives and people tied to the Kremlin.” And remember, this is the report from the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans.
One of the Committee’s most important — and overlooked — findings is that much of Russia’s activities weren’t related to producing a specific electoral outcome, but attempted to undermine our faith in the democratic process itself. Their aim is to sow chaos, discord, and distrust. Their efforts are not limited to elections.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues to claim that the Russian investigation is a hoax. I think a more appropriate word would be treason.
We know that Trump will do anything — including giving valuable information to our enemies, commuting the sentences of his henchmen, and committing other illegal acts — to stay in power. This must end, and the guilty parties must be punished.