Apparently all of our concern about members of the Trump campaign and administration are for nothing, according to conservative commentator Michael Reagan, who demonstrated his complete lack of comprehension on CNN Wednesday evening.
During an appearance on CNN Tonight, Reagan made reference to an unsubstantiated claim that the late Ted Kennedy used GOP Senator John Tunney to serve as an intermediary to the Soviet Union for the purpose of defeating President Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination in 1979.
Taken aback, host Don Lemon asked Reagan:
“What are you saying, in the interest of time? What’s the bottom line here? The bottom line is, this is not the first time Russia has tried or been involved in an election….This is not new stuff.”
In reply, Reagan asserted that none of us can possibly know what senior White House adviser Jared Kushner discussed with the Russian ambassador, and he then added this bizarre bit of deeply flawed logic:
“But guess what? Collusion is not breaking the law. Just like Kennedy — he didn’t break the law. It was a political move that he made, just like Jimmy Carter. It was political. It wasn’t breaking the law.”
“Collusion is not breaking the law?”
Pretending to be a lawyer, Reagan asked:
“What law did they break?”
That led the CNN host to say:
“Isn’t that treasonous to do that? I’m not an attorney, but it seems like that’s the whole reason for this investigation by the intelligence community.”
Reagan again repeated:
“Nobody can name the law.”
As for what law Kushner may have broken, Senator Al Franken, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was recently asked by Charlie Rose if what Kushner did was illegal. Franken replied
“I think it is. I mean, you’re supposed to — in getting his security clearance, you’re supposed to list those, and then there’s this peculiar one where he is trying to set up a thing within the Russian communications system so that our own intelligence couldn’t be part of it, which is very unusual. We’re going to be looking at this. You know, this might be — come out to,when, you know, what did the president know and when did his son-in-law tell him?”
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org