Nothing ‘clear’ about collusion

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel is getting wa-a-a-a-y ahead of herself.

The RNC statement on the Justice Department indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers does make clear that the Russians meddled in our 2016 presidential election.

The RNC has joined a growing chorus of other intelligence and political officials who have acknowledged the obvious. Donald Trump, though, remains an increasingly lonely holdout.

However, McDaniel’s statement asserts that “it remains clear there was no collusion” between the Russians and the Trump campaign.

Hold on, Mme. Chairwoman. We do not know that … yet.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is continuing his work toward determining whether there was collusion. The president keeps asserting there was “no collusion.” That’s fine. Let him squawk all he wants.

It’s Mueller and his team, though, that will make the official determination about possible collusion. Or about possible obstruction of justice. Or about possible campaign finance violations. Or about possibly anything else that they might deem relevant to the conduct of the president and his campaign.

As for the RNC climbing aboard the Trump bandwagon/clown-car train, let’s settle down and await the outcome of this investigation.

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