Gorka: It’s Time To ‘Move On’ From Russian Election Interference (VIDEO)

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During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday afternoon, White House aide Sebastian Gorka said that it’s time to “move on” from Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and suggested that the U.S. give “collaboration and cooperation” with Russia a chance.

At the top of the interview, Gorka would not say whether President Donald Trump would sign the Russia sanctions bill working its way through Congress now and instead claimed that the U.S. relationship with Russia is improving, citing the recent cease-fire in Syria.

Tapper then asked why the Trump administration is considering giving Russia back two diplomatic compounds in the U.S.

“Because we want to give collaboration and cooperation a chance,” Gorka replied. The fact is we may not share the same philosophy, we may not share the same type of statesman view of the world but the fact is there are some issues of common concern.”

“If we can see acts of good faith come out of the Kremlin with regards to things such as the cease-fire, then perhaps there is a chance for what Rex Tillerson wants to see happen, which is an improvement in relations between our two capitals,” he added.

As Gorka continued to push better relations with Russia, Tapper asked, “You don’t think it’s weak at all to let Russia go after having interfered in the 2016 election with no punishment at all?”

“The last thing you could say about Donald J. Trump after the last 25 weeks is that he’s weak,” Gorka responded.

Tapper then asked several times how the U.S. will punish Russia for election interference, prompting Gorka to note that Trump “pressed” Putin on the issue during a lengthy meeting at the G20 summit in Europe. Gorka said that Putin denied interfering in the U.S. election.

“At that point, you have to move on, because people are dying in Syria,” he said.

Watch the interview via CNN:

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  1. Yeah, yeah. Nothing here. Nothingburger. Ignore the man behind the curtain. Deep state. Obama… Hillary…

    Every time they try to deflect like this, it means there’s another damning report coming from somewhere.

    It’s like they throw up a flag to let us all know they’ve committed a foul.

    ETA: And there it is: fifth person was Russian former counter-intelligence ---- and now, @antisachetdethe reports that there seems to have been a sixth person there as well.

  2. “One year of Watergate is enough.”

    -Nixon, from his last State of the Union Speech

  3. The “moving on” for you and the rest of the Drumpf Crime family will either be in a prison transport bus, or a one-way flight to Guantanamo, Gorky…

  4. It’s almost as if he knew that the fifth person in the room story was going to break.

  5. “Time to move on?” I agree. Gorka should get steppin’ back to his home country.

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