CNN’s Blinken: Trump’s ‘Ongoing Collusion with Russia’s Plans Is Really Striking, Intentional or Not’

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour,” CNN Global Affairs Analyst and former Deputy National Security Adviser under President Obama Tony Blinken argued that whether it is on purpose or not, President Trump has engaged in a “striking” level of “ongoing collusion with Russia’s plans” and “every time the president tears down the FBI, or Mueller, or any of our institutions, he’s actually doing Mr. Putin’s bidding.”

Blinken said, “[W]hat’s so striking, and what we’ve been learning again and again and again is that instead of dealing with Russia on this problem, instead of confronting it, the president rejects the reality of the attack on our election and the attack on our democracy. There hasn’t apparently been a single Cabinet-level meeting on this threat. And you know, Kate, this is not about relitigating the 2016 election. It’s about protecting 2018 and 2020, and the administration has taken no steps to protect our elections going forward. Worse than that, at the same time, every time the president tears down the FBI, or Mueller, or any of our institutions, he’s actually doing Mr. Putin’s bidding. It’s exactly what Putin was trying to do in our elections, that is sow doubt about the credibility and legitimacy of our institutions. The president’s ongoing collusion with Russia’s plans is really striking, intentional or not.”

(h/t Grabien)

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