Tuesday's HOT MIC
I guess there were no shoes handy.
A protester threw a bunch of Russian flags at Donald Trump as he was on his way to lunch with GOP senators.
The protester, who identified himself later to the press as Ryan Clayton, had been standing amid journalists gathered outside the meeting. Capitol Police swarmed him and removed him from the area.
Clayton is believed to be a member of the group Americans Take Action. He is thought to be the same person who tried to hand a Russian flag to Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner when he appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee in July.
Clayton was shouting about Russia, and at one point yelled, "Trump is treason!"
"Why are you talking about tax cuts when you should be talking about treason?" Clayton shouted at another point.
This protester has more courage than just about any other Democrat in the country. Dems have been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election for months. But they've been dancing around the real accusation they are implying by these investigations.
They are basically saying that the president of the United States is a traitor, but they don't have the courage to say it directly.
The reason is obvious; it's a loony tunes accusation. So rather than sound like a bunch of conspiracy nuts, they only hint at it, darkening the president's image while keeping their hands clean.
It's a titanic smear to accuse the president of treason without a shred of evidence. But that's what the Democrats and media are doing.