McConnell knew the Russians were helping Trump and that’s why he held the SCOTUS seat open.

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Remember how shocked we were when Mitch McConnell decided that President Obama’s SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland wouldn’t get a vote in the Senate? It was a gutsy move by McConnell and one that might have cost him a lot of political capital if Hillary Clinton won. But why did he do it? Why take that risk when everyone thought that Clinton was the runaway favorite to win?

Now that we know the Russians hacked into DNC email accounts and we even have the names of 12 who were involved. Donald Trump is proclaiming that the hack happened under Barack Obama and therefore the fact that Obama didn’t do anything to stop it, tells us that it wasn’t a big deal or even illegal.

We all wish that Barack Obama made a public announcement that Russia hacked into our election and maybe that would have changed the outcome, but think of it from his point of view. He thought, like the rest of us, that Hillary Clinton would win and he didn’t want to give Trump more fuel for his conspiracy fire. One reason Obama didn’t make an announcement was Mitch McConnell.

McConnell effectively blocked an announcement from the Obama administration

McConnell “made clear to the administration that he would consider any effort by the White House to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics.” In other words, McConnell not only refused to condemn a foreign spy operation, he threatened to retaliate against his country’s efforts to defend itself.

Putting the pieces together, we can now speculate why Mitch McConnell risked his career and his legacy over the SCOTUS block. Mitch McConnell knew that Russia was weighing in on the election in Trump’s favor and that Trump’s chances of winning were much greater than anyone thought. He knew that holding that SCOTUS seat open would leave it for Donald Trump.

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14 Comments on "McConnell knew the Russians were helping Trump and that’s why he held the SCOTUS seat open."

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Lone Wolf
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Lone Wolf

Mitch McConnell? career? legacy? It’ll be the old port a potty dumped at the abandoned construction site that was full and never cleaned.

Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

This is not really news. News would be finding someone in the GOP leadership, who was not involved in the Russian scandal. They assumed if they were all involved nobody would leak anything. It’s time for Mueller to see who wants the best deal.

Bartley Deason
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Bartley Deason

“They assumed if they were all involved nobody would leak anything.”

McCarthy: The Russians hacked the DNC … There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump … swear to God.
Ryan: This is an off the record … [laughter] … NO LEAKS … alright?!
Ryan: This is how we now we’re a real family here.
Steve Scalise: That’s how you know that we’re tight
Ryan: What’s said in the family stays in the family.

-https://thetrumpimpeachment.com/2018-07-15-russia-gru-posing-as-guccifer-received/?utm_source=newsletter-177&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tti

Jose Rodriguez
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Jose Rodriguez

Mcconnel is a sneaky trickster and knew about the russian hacking, time to retire this old gizzard

Mary Ellen
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Mary Ellen

Worse. This may be sedition.

Bartley Deason
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Bartley Deason

“may be”?

No, not may be, it is truly full blown sedition!

“Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent towards, or resistance against established authority.

Surya-Patricia Lane Hood
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Surya-Patricia Lane Hood

Mitch McConnell is a traitor to everything good this country has ever stood for. He is a despicable person who has misused his position for political and personal gain. He, along with Paul Ryan, and Mike Pence should be held accountable in a Court of Law when Trump is impeached.

Bartley Deason
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Bartley Deason

“He, along with Paul Ryan, and Mike Pence should be held accountable in a Court of Law when Trump is impeached.”

Hell, in this case i must agree with the Trumpistas in screaming out “Lock ’em up”! It is, IMHO, the only way they should be held accountable.

Calvin W. Smith Jr
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Calvin W. Smith Jr

All that strange behavior and changing the rules seems to be coming to life. GOP working for Putin.

Reeby
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Reeby

McConnell and his Republican crew were in power when Russian meddling was first suspected in 2016. President Obama brought it to McConnell and the gangs attention but THEY chose not to pursue. Trump needs to get off the blame game. I wish the media would remind him and his cronies of this whenever he tweets and opens his mouth.

carol
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carol

Lets not just say Pres Obama didnt do anything or enough. He did what he could and left rump a cynerweapon to use in retaliation for the cyberwarfare but like full sanctions he hasnt put this in play either. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/national-security/obama-putin-election-hacking/?utm_term=.20d97ab1e054

Constance Thaxton
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Constance Thaxton
If Mitch McC knew about the Russian’s involvement in our 2016 Presidential election, then Paul Ryan must have. That much alone, shows they were “conspirators” with trump/Russians, et al to give the Presidency to trump. Given all of the other issues that have damaged our Country, our Democracy, the Rule of Law, our Constitution and damaging our relations with our Allies…. just SOME of the ways McC & Ryan have been complicit w/trump, I am 78 yrs of age and am not a scholar nor am I [unfortunately] of ‘above-average’ in intelligence. To me, however, their collective duplicity shows acts… Read more »
Suzanne HUGHES
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Suzanne HUGHES

McConnell should face some consequences for aiding the Russian investigation. A very poor example for this country when a top official helps to rig an election against democracy. Time to rid America of the most corrupt party ever. Time for McConnell to face consequences as he is as bad as the Russians. Republicans are friends of the Russians and have no conscience or moral compass.

Elli
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Elli

What will come out next? There is more to come, I am sure.