It’s been a day and a half since the news broke that Russia has been paying Taliban terrorists to kill U.S. soldiers, and that Donald Trump has known about it for months and decided to keep it quiet. We’ve seen relatively little advancement of the storyline since the news first broke. But it looks like that’s about to change.
After the White House Press Secretary made the laughable claim that Donald Trump and Mike Pence didn’t actually know what was going on, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle tweeted this: “This will grow into a GIANT STORY. Leaks and whistleblowers lining up.”
She’s correct, of course. By making such a specific and easily disproven denial, Donald Trump has rather foolishly made it easy for whistleblowers to come forward with testimony and/or documents that show Trump and Pence were in fact briefed on this matter. It appears they’ve very much backed themselves into a corner.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report