Thursday, June 22, 2017

Trump Distorts Former Homeland Security Secretary's Testimony


President Trump lied yet again in this early  morning tweet claiming "Former Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson is latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump & Russia."



First of all, Johnson was Homeland Security Secretary, not "Advisor."

Second, that's not at all what Johnson said in testimony yesterday. What Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee yesterday was:

“In 2016, the Russian government, at the direction of (President) Vladimir Putin himself, orchestrated cyberattacks on our nation for the purpose of influencing our election. That is a fact, plain and simple.”



At no time in his testimony did Johnson ever state that there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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