Appearing on Stephen Colbert’s late night talk show on CBS, Tapper said history will not be kind to critics of the special counsel probe.
“Here’s the bottom line: the United States was attacked. The United States was attacked by Russia. No, it wasn’t like Pearl Harbor, it was a cyber attack. It was a disinformation campaign, but we were attacked. And there’s this investigation to find out what happened. Now, part of the investigation has to do with Donald Trump and whether or not anybody in his orbit cooperated but there’s this larger investigation about what happened and how can we prevent it from happening again. And there are a whole bunch of people in Washington who are trying to prevent the investigation from going forward. I mean, imagine if somebody tried to prevent the investigation into how Pearl Harbor happened from going forward, you would say that person is not being not patriotic.”
“It’s obvious that people are doing things to protect President Trump and to protect the politics of this all, but this is beyond the politics of it all. It has to do with a sovereign nation being attacked by Russia,” Tapper continued. “The idea there is now this — people do this and there’s almost no blowback, the idea that there are people in Washington trying to undermine it, trying to stop it, they don’t want the truth to come out about this, about an attack on the United States, just blows my mind every time I think about it… At the end of the day, we were attacked! The American people were attacked and that can’t happen again. And the idea there are members of Congress or whoever trying to stop an investigation from going forward into what happened so we can make sure it doesn’t happen again-”
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