Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been a consistent supporter of President Trump for well over a year now, and the frustration (not with Trump, but with the media) is beginning to show.
In a recent interview on Fox News, the Florida Republican argued that no one in Congress or in the intelligence agencies had seen any evidence that the Trump administration (or their campaign team) had ever colluded with Russia. He further explained that the American people can be confident that no collusion took place, because if it had… it would have leaked out by now!
“It is very, very frustrating to see [Intel officials] refuse to answer questions because it is ‘classified’… but then they leak classified information to the media!
It is a very frustrating process… but there has not been evidence of collusion, and one of the data points that best supports that, is if there was evidence of that, the press would have gotten it.”
DeSantis is 100% correct.
Think back to the early days, weeks, and months of the Trump presidency when the leaks were an almost every day affair.
The intelligence community, whose job it was to be investigating the possibility that something untoward had occurred during the campaign, instead chose to leak embarrassing, but completely irrelevant, information about the President and his staff to the media.
It was almost as if there was a coordinated campaign, by the supposedly unbiased intelligence community, to undermine the Trump administration in any and every way they possibly could.
Now, here we are, a year later and the President seems sure that there are elements of the FBI and the DoJ who have been trying to undermine his efforts to lead our nation. Why does he believe this? Because every shred of evidence points to impropriety at the DoJ/FBI, collusion with the Democrats, and an actual effort to undermine our democratic process.
Trump is right to be angry, DeSantis is right to be frustrated, and the American people are right to want answers to these questions from the intelligence community.