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Overview of Trump's Russia Denial 2/20/18

NYT Article: Opinion - Leonhardt "Who Still Thinks Russia Didn't Meddle in the Election?"      

> From the article: 

1. Russia attacked the United States in 2016 by disrupting the presidential election.

2. The origin of the attack is a matter of consensus among American intelligence agencies.

3. The current president of the United States refuses to acknowledge the attack, refuses to respond to it and refuses to help protect the country against a likely follow-up attack.

4. In the wake of the mass murder of 17 Americans in Florida, the president falsely claimed that the F.B.I. failed to prevent the massacre because it was too occupied with the Russia investigation. In doing so, he repeated his frequent lie that the Russian operation did not exist.

There is no longer any doubt that President Trump is failing to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, as he solemnly swore to do.

 “At every turn, Trump has failed to do what a patriotic president would do — failed to put the national interest first,” writes David Frum in The Atlantic.