WASHINGTON — Democratic National Committee (DNC) deputy chairman Congressman Keith Ellison said Wednesday that members of the Trump administration met with “Russian spies and stuff,” without providing any evidence to support his claim.
Ellison was riffing on the livestream “Democrats Live,” hosted by the DNC, with Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee. The two lawmakers were going back and forth with insults for Republicans and Trump supporters toward the end of the interminable 47-minute broadcast.
Ellison specifically smeared former national security adviser General Flynn, current White House adviser Stephen Miller, and recently departed White House employee Sebastian Gorkey. Miller has never even been accused of having had any contact with the Russians.
“If you believe that, uh, what, Flynn, Miller, Gorkey, all these people who have been in meetings with, you know, Russian spies and stuff and ambassadors don’t have to come to Congress and explain exactly what they said, when they said it, and why they didn’t disclose it, maybe you’re on the other side,” Ellison said (44:50 Mark In This Video).
“Yeah,” Kildee agreed.
“If you believe that rich people don’t have enough money but that poor people have too much money, maybe you’re on the other side,” Ellison said.
Democratic and neocon Republican lawmakers have been citing the dormant Twitter account for Guccifer 2.0 as a suspected Russian agent who allegedly carried out a hack on DNC servers before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016. Guccifer 2.0 took credit for hacking the DNC. But as Big League Politics reported, an expert ex-hacker said that Guccifer 2.0 planted fake Russian fingerprints on his/her account and that it would have been technically impossible for him/her to have carried out any kind of hack on the DNC as he/she described it.