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Thursday Opinion

Jun. 8, 2017

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Opinion in Brief

Gary Bauer: “The media are making much of Trump’s alleged demands for loyalty, but context is everything. The president had this conversation with the FBI director in the wake of eight years of unbelievable political exploitation of key government agencies by the Obama administration, not to mention massive, unhinged left-wing ‘resistance.’ It is not terribly surprising, given these circumstances, that the president would press the FBI director for loyalty. Wednesday morning, senators heard from top intelligence officials. In public testimony, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency chief Admiral Mike Rogers said that no one ever pressured them to interfere with the Russia investigation or do anything ‘illegal, immoral or inappropriate.’ Let me remind you that both both Comey and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe have also previously told members of Congress that no one has attempted to interfere in the investigation. And, just this Sunday, Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said that there is ‘no smoking gun’ evidence of collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians. Yet we continue with this charade.”

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