The Russia Hack Truther Has Logged On

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

After weeks of working in secret, Senate Republicans finally unveiled their bill to repeal much of Obamacare on Thursday, legislation that would likely leave tens of millions of Americans uninsured. President Trump, however, attended to more pressing matters on Twitter—namely, his persistent, inexplicable belief that Russia’s interference with last year’s election is “a big Dem HOAX!”

Just yesterday, former Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee that Russia launched an “unprecedented” attack on the US electoral process at President Vladimir Putin’s behest, a conclusion publicly supported by every American intelligence agency. But the Russia-hack-truther-in-chief was having none of it.


“By the way, if Russia was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it all took place during the Obama Admin. Why didn’t they stop them?” wrote the president, concluding, “It’s all a big Dem scam and excuse for losing the election!”


On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the administration was kicking off Technology Week, an exploration of how to use “new technologies that can help our government work better for our people.” When it comes to Twitter, however, the best way to help Americans might be not using it at all.

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Gus Frerotte's Neck Brace

What effect did Russian meddling have on the outcome of the election? I’m not questioning whether or not they tried to interfere, I’m asking the hypothetical question: What would the result have been if Russia did absolutely nothing at all?