Hey, kids, remember how quiet Yertle McConnell has been when it comes to all the shit spewing out of Hair Furor’s mouth and President Steve Bannon’s pen? Well, I guess the honeymoon is finally over. A straw finally broke the elephant’s back.
From USA TODAY ON POLITICS:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he doesn’t view Russian President Vladimir Putin in the same way that President Trump does.
During an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, the Kentucky Republican called Putin a “thug” and former KGB agent who was not elected in a way most would consider “a credible election.” Putin also invaded the sovereign nation of Ukraine and “messed around in our elections,” said McConnell.
“I don’t think there’s any equivalency to the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does,” said McConnell.
McConnell responded to Trump’s earlier comments. When Fox News host Bill O’Reilly asked Trump about allegations that Putin is “a killer” who targets his political enemies, Trump replied: “We got a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”
There are currently two U.S. congressional panels looking into alleged ties between Russia and the Trump campaign as part of broader probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Intelligence agencies have already made clear their conclusions that Russia tried to interfere in the election, initially to undermine faith in the democratic process and later to help elect Trump. Separately, CNN reported last month that the FBI is investigating whether Putin has compromising information on Trump after intelligence officials briefed both Trump and then-President Barack Obama on the allegations.
Also on Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called for a probe into potential Russian blackmail of Trump. “I want to know what the Russians have on Donald Trump,” the California Democrat said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”