Why Would Putin Need Trump? He Already Has Democrats on His Side
By: Bernard Kerik
It is the democrats that Putin is using to disrupt American democracy and cause discord here. Democrats, not Trump are the party of dictatorship.
Vladimir Putin couldn’t hope for a better ally than the Democrat Party — obsessed with impeachment, the Democrats have done more to undermine our democracy than the Kremlin ever could.
For the past three years, Donald Trump’s political opponents have made it their primary mission to overturn the result of the 2016 election, vowing to remove the president from office “ by any means necessary .”
Their crusade started with a lengthy investigation into the Trump Campaign that sought to uncover evidence of “collusion” between Donald Trump’s aides and Russian officials. The Democrats were certain that their team of biased investigators led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller would give them the ammunition they needed to impeach the president — and, as an added bonus, galvanize public hostility toward Russia in the process.
But after two years, more than 2,800 subpoenas, nearly 500 search warrants, and 500 witness interviews, Mueller’s long-awaited “bombshell” was that there wasn’t any collusion with Russia.
The Democrats were crestfallen, but they soon came up with another plan. This time, they would use an alleged partisan operative posing as a concerned “whistleblower” to accuse President Trump of colluding with another Eastern European country, Ukraine, despite the fact that they had even less evidence to substantiate this outrageous claim than they did for the Russiagate hoax.
Make no mistake, the ongoing impeachment inquisition is taking a severe toll on our democratic institutions. By weaponizing and politicizing impeachment, the Democrat Party has turned a grave constitutional process into a partisan game that threatens to permanently divide the entire country.
To make matters worse, some Democrats are now waging war against the Electoral College, seeking to delegitimize that sacred constitutional process because they think it will benefit their party politically.
Former National Security Council staffer Fiona Hill — whom the Democrats expected to be a star witness during a recent impeachment hearing — even admitted that Hillary Clinton’s repeated criticism of the Electoral College helps Russia spread disinformation about the U.S.
When asked if Clinton’s remarks about the 2016 election “play into [Putin’s] narrative ... that our elections are somehow rigged and shouldn’t be trusted,” Hill replied with a resounding “yes.”
Of course, every Russia expert knows that our longtime rival has consistently sought to undermine the U.S. government and interfere with our elections throughout the past century. Putin has routinely criticized American elections for both propaganda purposes and diplomatic leverage, arguing that the U.S. is not a genuinely democratic country. “There is no true democracy there,” he said in 2014, using the Electoral College to underscore his point.
The one thing that neither Putin nor the Democrats ever acknowledge, though, is that the Electoral College actually makes it harder for foreign governments to influence U.S. elections. As President Trump likes to point out , it’s much easier to compete for a simple majority of the nationwide vote than to craft — and effectively communicate — a message that appeals to enough people in enough places to deliver an Electoral College victory.
To the mountains of evidence debunking the left’s conspiracy theories about President Trump’s non-existent link with Russia, add one more: the Kremlin has a far more reliable ally in Washington. Putin doesn't need any more help undermining our democracy — the Democrat Party is already doing a better job of that than Russian internet trolls ever could.