Since the election of Donald Trump as president, Democrats have been trying to set the narrative that the Trump team colluded with the Russians to influence the election. The Democrats demanded a Special Counsel to look into these allegations to keep the narrative running and to place a dark cloud over Trump and the Republicans in their effort to persuade public opinion in order to win back Congress, the U.S. Senate and, ultimately, the White House.
So far there has been no evidence of any ties between the Trump team and the Russians. James Clapper, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence stated on May 12 that the NSA, FBI, CIA and his office had no evidence “that found its way into the intelligence community assessment that Russia tried to influence” the election. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, stated she hasn’t seen any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
While appointing a Special Counsel seems like a “witch hunt” to delegitimize the Trump presidency, this is actually good for Trump. It puts the issue to rest and I suspect the result of the investigation will show there was no collusion, which is bad news for Democrats.
Frank Aquila, Manteca