Even if Trump Didn’t Collude with Russia, There’s Another Major Reason He Should be Impeached

For the sake of argument here, let’s say neither Donald Trump nor anyone from his campaign directly colluded with Russians during last year’s election. While I absolutely believe they did, at least on some level, for the sake of the point I want to make in this article let’s assume that they didn’t.

If that’s the case, then all Trump’s proving by continuing to deny Russia did launch a cyber attack against the United States, while undermining the credibility of the FBI, praising Vladimir Putin, and refusing to do anything to respond to Russia’s meddling in our election, is that he’s completely unfit to be “president” and will put his own personal ego ahead of the best interests of the country.

The reality is, if Trump didn’t collude with Russia, that means his refusal to condemn their interference in our election, while undermining U.S. intelligence agencies that all say Russia was behind an unprecedented cyber attack on our election, is entirely based on his petty refusal to admit that Putin helped him defeat Clinton.

He’s so insecure that people are going to say that he only won because he got a lot of help from Russia (which is actually true) that he’s willing to ignore experts from U.S. intelligence agencies, and even his own administration, who are all saying that Russia most definitely launched a sophisticated and multifaceted cyber attack against the United States during the 2016 election. Not only that, but that they’re planning to do so again in 2018 and 2020 — and Trump’s refusing to do anything about it.

That means we have a current “president” being told by intelligence experts that a rival nation attacked us, but because Trump’s putting his ego ahead of the country, which is what I said he was going to do long before he was ever elected, he’s refusing to acknowledge that fact, let alone do anything to protect this country from future Russian cyber attacks or possible election intrusions.

That in and of itself should be grounds for impeachment.

Above all else, a president’s job is to put the best interests of the country and its citizens first. If that means admitting that a foreign adversary helped you win an election, even if you had nothing to do with them doing so, then you admit that, condemn their attack on our democracy, and you respond.

But not Trump.

Since all he cares about is himself and his own interests, he’s never going to admit that Russia helped him win last year. That means he’s not going to do anything to prevent them from possibly launching even more attacks against this country in the future. Not because he’s making a decision based on what experts are telling him, but because he doesn’t want to admit that his victory last year was due in large part to a cyber attack launched by an enemy who recognized that he was the weaker of the two candidates who they could easily manipulate and outsmart.

Then to top it all off, when Trump praises Putin, all he’s doing is proving what a complete imbecile he is. Anyone with even an ounce of common sense knows Putin’s simply playing Trump. The Russian president knows Trump’s an incompetent, egotistical moron who can be easily manipulated by pandering to his ego and telling him what he wants to hear. Meaning that when Trump speaks so highly about the “nice things” Putin’s said to him, all he’s really admitting is that he’s an idiot who’s too stupid to realize he’s being played by someone who’s much more intelligent than he is.

When it comes to Trump’s attitude toward Russia, it boils down to only one of two things:

  1. He colluded with Russia, which is why he continues to deny that he did. -or-
  2. He’s refusing to listen to experts who are all telling him Russia interfered in last year’s election because he’s putting his own ego and interests ahead of protecting this country, while praising the leader who ordered the attack against us because he’s too stupid to realize he’s being played and manipulated.

So, to Donald Trump and his supporters I say take you’re pick, it’s either one or the other.

And if you ask me, no matter which it is, both are grounds for immediate impeachment.

He either betrayed this country by directly colluding with an enemy — or he’s refusing to protect this country from that enemy because he’s putting his own ego and self interests ahead of everything else.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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