Former Senior White House officials reportedly scrambled to preserve evidence of the Trump Administration’s connection to Russia before the exchange of power. The information was scattered throughout the government agencies. The goal was to leave a clear trail of evidence for future investigators.
Clearly there has been illegal communication between Russia and the Trump Administration. If anyone believed that the contact between Lt. General Michael Flynn (Ret), and Russia was the only issue, they learned recently that it is not merely an isolated incident. Flynn was not a lone wolf. Flynn was the tip of a gigantic iceberg.
American intelligence agencies have now disclosed that they have picked up some Russian chatter. Apparently, Russian officials within the Kremlin have been discussing contacts with the Trump clan.
The New York Times reported:
“The disclosures about the contacts came as new questions were raised about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s ties to the Russians. According to a former senior American official, he met with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, twice in the past year. The details of the meetings were not clear, but the contact appeared to contradict testimony Mr. Sessions provided Congress during his confirmation hearing in January when he said he ‘did not have communications with the Russians.’”
The Obama officials’ actions after completing their investigation is unprecedented. While protocol is to write up and document the findings, officials did the opposite. Security was tightened and additional steps were taken to protect the identities of confidential sources.
The officials are also hoping to provide the tools necessary for the U.S. and European nations to combat the Russian meddling in future elections. According to the Boston Globe:
“Beyond leaving a trail for investigators, the Obama administration also wanted to help European allies combat a threat that had caught the U.S. off guard. U.S. intelligence agencies made it clear in the declassified version of the intelligence assessment released in January that they believed Russia intended to use its attacks on the U.S. as a template for more meddling.”
The evidence is all there. The only solution is to have an independent investigation, and require the immediate resignation of any government official that is tied to illegal communications with Russia. The American people deserve to know if their government has been overthrown by Russian spies.
Watch Keith Olbermann lay out exactly what we need to do next: