It’s been over a week now since North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones joined Michigan Congressman Justin Amash in asking President Obama provide evidence of Russia’s alleged interference in the Presidential election.
To date, the President has completely ignored the request and has provided zero evidence of the alleged interference.
The letter points to conflicting reports within the U.S. intelligence community with multiple reports disputing Obama and the Democrats’ claims, and the longstanding policy that the executive branch, “keep Congress appraised of hostile foreign actions in a timely manner.”
“In light of the conflicting information coming from your (Obama’s) administration, the lack of public evidence, and the retaliation against Russia that is apparently already under development, Congress cannot wait to be briefed on this matter,” the letter read.
Obviously, as we learned yesterday, the President has already begun his retaliation expelling 35 Russian diplomats from the United States while also enacting economic sanctions.
Fortunately, the President’s wrecklessness did not cause Russian President Vladimir Putin to act in as cavalier a manner as Obama.
In fact, Putin made Obama seem like the smallest figure on the world’s stage in one fell swoop, calling Obama’s actions “irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy” and instead saying Russia will attempt to rebuild relations with Washington after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
“Further steps to restore Russian-US relations based on the policies of the Trump administration” will be undertaken, a Kremlin statement said.
Congressman Jones indicated today on his Facebook page that he and Amash are not letting Obama’s carelessness go without some pushback from the two conservatives.
“The American people deserve to see whatever proof there is,” Jones wrote. “Let us not forget that Saddam Hussein having WMD (weapons of mass destruction) was sold as a ‘slam dunk case.'”