That’s pretty much the only way to sum up Jimmy Carter’s one-term in the White House.
The former peanut farmer recently spoke out against President Trump, labeling him “illegitimate.”
In other words, Republican votes shouldn’t count for anything. That’s what he’s really getting at.
CARTER: “Well, the President himself should condemn it, admit it happened, which I think 16 of our intelligence agencies have already agreed to say. And there’s no doubt that the Russians did interfere in the election and I think the interference, although not yet quantified, if fully investigated would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election and he was put into office because of the Russian interference on his behalf.”
MEACHAM: “So you believe President Trump is an illegitimate president?”
CARTER: “Based on what I just said, which I can’t retract —”
Former President Jimmy Carter: If fully investigated, it would show that Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election and he was put in office because the Russians interfered …on his behalf.
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— CSPAN (@cspan) June 28, 2019
Soon enough, the entire world will know the origins of “spying” on the 2016 Trump campaign.
Also, how the whole Russia conspiracy fiasco became a thing.
Trump tweeted out the following…
“Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities….
….during the 2016 Presidential election. The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information….
….Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.” @PressSec
From Fox News:
Trump claims his campaign was the victim of “spying,” though the intelligence community has insisted it acted lawfully in following leads in the Russia investigation.
The president had told Fox News earlier in May that he would allow declassification “soon.” He elaborated, “I didn’t want to do it originally because I wanted to wait, because I know what they — you know I’ve seen the way they play. They play very dirty.”
Last month, Barr ran into a buzz saw of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and media figures for testifying that “spying did occur” against the Trump campaign in 2016. But despite the backlash, Barr appeared to be referring to intelligence collection that already has been widely reported and confirmed.