After nearly two years of collusion discussion and investigation, it’s time to have another important election.
And according to what national security adviser John Bolton told ABC’s Martha Raddatz, interference is to be expected yet again, and this time from a variety of hostile sources.
NEW: National security adviser John Bolton says in addition to Russia, there's "sufficient national security concern" that China, Iran, and North Korea are meddling in the 2018 U.S. elections.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 19, 2018
Bolton’s comments were preceded by a tweet from President Trump on Saturday identifying China as a threat.
All of the fools that are so focused on looking only at Russia should start also looking in another direction, China. But in the end, if we are smart, tough and well prepared, we will get along with everyone!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
In the midst of the constant collusion conversation and allegations against the Trump administration, what have lawmakers done to ensure that the same type of interference doesn’t happen again?
At this point I'm also concerned with Democrats meddling in our elections. https://t.co/i07OODwNrx
— JWF (@JammieWF) August 19, 2018
By using sideshows and refusing to investigate and address actual interference in the 2016 presidential election, it may one day be successfully argued that Democrats did meddle in the upcoming midterm elections.
If this is an accurate assessment by Bolton, it is concerning and raises the question whether the Democrats’ interest in the 2016 election is truly about improprieties or just a way to maintain a constant stream of negative news about the Trump administration.
We all, of course, know the answer to that question.