Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2017
President Donald Trump wants America to believe that all this “Russia talk” is “fake news,” but California Representative Eric Swalwell disagrees. He has set up a web page that tracks the connections between President Donald Trump’s team and Russian government officials and business interests.
In our 2016 elections, Russia attacked our democracy. It was silent and nearly invisible, but nevertheless it struck the core of our democracy – our free and fair elections.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 14, 2017
Swalwell claims that Trump surrounds himself with people who do business with and are sympathetic to Russia. The chart on the web page certainly supports this claim:
Here’s a quick rundown of each person named on the chart.
Whether due to poor judgment or due to personal and political links between Trump and Putin, Swalwell is not sure. What he is sure of is that these connections should be “concerning to American citizens everywhere.”