It's quite an amazing sight watching the party who sainted Ronald Reagan show an aggressive indifference to Russian interference in election— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) December 11, 2016
As you may have heard, a CIA assessment has concluded that Russia intervened in the United States' election in order to help Donald Trump win.
There has been a flurry of related news, as Democrats have continued to demand answers and accountability, and Republicans have continued to stick their heads in the sand, with few exceptions.
Meanwhile, Trump called the intelligence assessment "ridiculous," and Kellyanne Conway just casually admitted on national television that Trump plans to stack the intelligence community with his own people.
We've been covering all of the goings-on over the weekend at Shareblue, if you need to catch up:
Me: "BREAKING: CIA secret assessment concludes Russia intervened to help Trump win."
Me: "Schumer demands bipartisan Senate investigation into Russian election interference."
Katie: "Trump statement on Russia helping him get elected proves he is Putin's puppet."
Alison: "Trump says he does not need intelligence briefings because he is 'a smart person'."
Me: "Kellyanne Conway says Trump is 'going to put his own people' in the intelligence community."
And two other relevant pieces from late Friday, in case you missed them:
Katie: "President Obama orders Intelligence to report to Congress on Russian hacking — before Trump takes office."
Tommy: "Kellyanne Conway alarmingly advocates 'consequences' for criticizing Trump."
At this point, I don't even know what to say other than this:
Trump's presidency has put the entire nation in crisis and he hasn't yet been inaugurated. Maybe time to reconsider civility at all costs— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) December 11, 2016
And, importantly, may be time to reconsider whether it was ever "uncivil" to loudly point out he is brazenly ushering in authoritarianism.— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) December 11, 2016
Something is deeply wrong. And everyone who cares about this country needs to loudly and relentlessly resist the normalization of any of this.