Charles Krauthammer didn’t mince words as he called out Democrats saying they are “trying to leave behind as many landmines as they can” to delegitimize President-elect Donald Trump.
Starting with Obama’s commissioning of the report on Russia’s interference in presidential elections, he then went on about the new investigation by the Department of Justice into the actions of Jim Comey during the elections.
“Look, I don’t want to impute a general conspiracy here, but it looks as if the Democrats, on their way out the door, are trying to leave behind as many landmines as they can to at least cast doubts on the legitimacy of the Trump victory,” said Krauthammer.
He added, “All of a sudden, as we have seen, they’ve gotten interested in Russian cyber warfare, which the administration appeared to be extremely nonchalant about until they lost the November election.”
“And now we’re going to have new investigations, meaning days and days of headlines about the other thing that Democrats attribute their loss to, meaning Comey’s action with 11 days to go, in which he reopened, as he said, the investigation,” Krauthammer added. “Many Democrats think that’s why they lost.”
“I’m not sure this is the best way to ensure a good transition, one where you transfer not just the authority of office but the legitimacy. But that seems to be what the Democrats want to do as they get out of power.”
Krauthammer argued the matter in a National Review op-ed piece that was released this Thursday, “Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first 100 days. Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in, and the honeymoon has already come and gone.”
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