Independent investigation needed into collusion with Russia

The U.S. intelligence community has stated that Russia interfered in our election process. This should outrage every single citizen. There is also a possibility that the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia in its interference. This should chill every citizen to the core, regardless of party.

Congressmen Issa and Hunter should be vociferously and frequently insisting on an independent investigation. This is a no-brainer. If there was no collusion, the Republicans should be champing at the bit to clear the name of their party leader.

So why the resistance? The Republican party’s passion for investigating the attack in Benghazi knew no bounds. Now they just want to move on and continue railing about Hillary Clinton’s emails. If, as Trump insists, the Russian connection is “fake news,” only an independent investigation can fully vindicate him.

What happened to the Republican party and their flag pins? Their constant declarations about their love of country? Their chest-thumping patriotism? Do they truly want a tax cut so bad that they are able to sell their own souls and look the other way at potential treason?

I would encourage all constituents in the 49th and 50th districts to call upon Hunter and Issa to demand, on a daily basis, a truly independent investigation into the administration’s ties to Russia.

Patriotism is more than saying you “support the troops.” Democracy demands an active citizenry. We are living in historic times and history will judge poorly those who do not demand transparency and truth.

 

Jennifer Montgomery

4 Responses to "Independent investigation needed into collusion with Russia"

  1. grunt   May 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Ms Montgomery, I have searched and searched and find nowhere where any US Intelligence agency has claimed there is any evidence of improper action, interference or collusion with or effecting our election. Senator Diane Feinstein (D, CA) stated that there is “NO evidence of Russian collusion..” after an intelligence brief. Please let me know where you found that the intelligence community stated otherwise. Thanks you

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    • Jennifer Montgomery   May 22, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks for the good question, Grunt. In January of this year, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (which encompasses the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA, released this statement:

      “We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.”

      They have NOT stated there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, merely that they have high confidence that Russia interfered. But there remains an ongoing investigation into President Trump’s connections and the POSSIBILITY of collusion. There is a lot of smoke. I hope there is no real fire. I hope the investigation finds him innocent. That’s what we should all hope for. The alternative is just too shattering for our democracy and our faith in the institutions we hold so dear as patriots. But we won’t know until there is a thorough, unbiased, and unimpeded investigation encouraged by both parties.

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  2. BGG   May 21, 2017 at 10:45 am

    All of our intelligence agencies have unanimously concluded that the Russian government has interfered with our elections and that it was done to advance the candidacy of one particular named individual. It’s disgraceful that some of the most powerful members of the GOP have foot dragged, and in many cases directly impeded, the investigations necessary to uncover the extent of that interference and protect our democracy from future foreign attack.

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  3. TJ   May 22, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I wonder how many more traitors are circling around Trump other than just Flynn and those other guys? I’m pretty convinced Trump is in this up to his eyeballs.

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