Attention deficit

Here’s an extraordinary thing:

A statement from the White House did not address the allegations of Russian government interference and focused only on what was not in the indictment.

“Today’s charges include no allegations of knowing involvement by anyone on the campaign and no allegations that the alleged hacking affected the election result. This is consistent with what we have been saying all along,” the statement said.

Think about that. I saw tweets quoting the “no allegations” minutes after the story broke, but I neglected to think about them at first.

That’s a statement from the White House about criminal interference with an election – and all it says is “See, it doesn’t say we did it” – it doesn’t say anything about the threat this represents. The White House!

I know it’s not news that the Trump team is all about Trump and not at all about the people of the country, but still that’s jaw-dropping. It’s basically “Haha you haven’t caught us and you never will, haha.” They’re not even pretending to care about the welfare of the country as a whole. They’re a criminal organization rejoicing that they still haven’t been caught.

I haven’t been able to find a written statement so I guess this is something someone said into a microphone. I’d quite like to see their naked self-serving in black and white.

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