“It Was the Russians Special Kind of Stupid–”39H.,B71
Throughout the Cold War, the Democrat Party was in bed with the Reds. After the Soviet Union collapsed, they played footsie with the Russkies. Remember Hillary’s plastic “reset” button, which was supposed to signal new lovey-dovey relations? And Barack Obama’s message to Vladimir Putin of “more flexibility” to disarm after his re-election?
The Dem-Russian love affair went south during the 2016 campaign, after WikiLeaks published tons of damning dnc emails. Although it’s known that Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta fell for a phishing scheme in which he revealed his password, and although Julian Assange insisted the Russian government had nothing to do with his receipt of the emails, Democrats immediately built a Trump-and-Russia-did-it narrative. And when “the intelligence community” blamed Russian hacking, the Democrats, the media, and left-wing moonbats picked up their pitchforks and torches.
Meanwhile, in Realville, this witch-hunt is missing a witch. There’s no “there” there. Russia didn’t change a single vote. But because the Democrats lost, they are doing everything they can to undermine the election. And Russia has become the Ground Zero of their anti-Trump agenda:
- “Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta, said [10/11/16] that the fbi is investigating a ‘criminal hack’ of his private email account, which he blamed on Russia. James Comey, The Washington Post, 10/31/16. Even The Post called Reid’s charges “brazen,” with “no public evidence to support Reid’s claim.”
- “Russia’s dnc Hack Was Only the Start.” — Robby Mook, Hillary campaign manager, title of op-ed in The New York Times blaming the Russkies for his failure, 1/10/17
- I want to know what the Russians have on Donald Trump. I think we have to have an investigation by the fbi into his financial, personal, and political connections to Russia and we want to see his tax returns so we can have truth in the relationship [with] Putin, whom he admires.” — Nancy Pelosi, on nbc’s “Meet the Press,” 2/5/17
- “We must evaluate the scope of Russia’s interference in our election” — Sen. Chuck Schumer (D, NY), on Twitter, 3/2/17. President Trump then tweeted a photo of a smiling Schumer eating donuts with Vladimir Putin.
- “Not with this Russian ambassador, no.” — Nancy Pelosi, asked whether she had ever met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, Politico, 3/3/17
- “This is completely, completely different.” — Pelosi, after a photo surfaced of her seated across a dinner table from Kislyak, whose meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions she had painted as nefarious, Politico, 3/3/17
- “We don’t know what the Russians have on Donald Trump. And we need to see, if anything — we need to see his tax returns.” — Sen. Al Franken (D, MN), abc’s This Week, 3/5/17
- “We know that Russia hacked the Democrats. We know that Putin wanted Hillary to lose because he feared her … they tried to tilt the election to Trump … Hillary won the popular vote overwhelmingly, but he was able to sneak in with the help of his friend Vladimir Putin.” — Paul Begala, on cnn, 3/6/17
- The Drive-Bys: Josh Rogin, claiming the Trump team weakened the Republican platform language supporting Ukraine, The Washington Post, 7/3/16. This fake news took hold everywhere, according to The Washington Examiner, which corrected the record on 3/18/17. The truth is, the Trump team made the gop platform language even tougher on Russia.
- “A Veteran Spy Has Given the fbi Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump.” — David Corn, referring to discredited dossier author Christopher Steele, Mother Jones, 10/31/16
- Hillary Clinton tweeted: “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.” After conspiracy theories exploded, a follow-up article in Slate reported the server was run by an email marketing vendor for hotels and resorts that sends out … spam. (The Russian bank now calls the whole mess “the work of a hacker trying to create a political hoax,” according to Circa News.)
- Trump campaign cabal at the Republican convention. cnn also ran with an unsubstantiated report that the Russian ambassador is a ‘spy master,’ an outrageous assertion…” — Masha Gessen, New York Review of Books, 3/6/17
- “Spy Novelists Keeping an Eye on Trump-Russia Allegations” — headline, The Washington Post, 3/8/17
- “Special Report: $98.4 Million Worth of Trump Luxury Property Bought by Those with Russian Passports or Addresses.” — Reuters, 3/17/17
- The Crazies: … to build a compelling case linking Donald Trump to Russia’s $11 billion sale of its oil giant, Rosneft. ‘It’s getting harder to ignore growing evidence that Trump was involved with Russian oil deal,’ Mohajer wrote … ‘conclusion? Koch-backed front [companies] financed climate deniers/alt-right, took control of govt while Trump diverts attn for Exxon, Koch, Rosneft,’ he wrote. A minute later he offered a hedge: ‘alternative conclusion: I am batsh-t crazy and need some sleep!’” — BuzzFeed, “The New Twitter Detectives Want to Bring Down Trump…” 2/12/17
- “Meet Donald Trump’s KremlinKlan.” — Rep. Maxine Waters (D, CA), posting photomontage of Putin, various Russians, and Trump associates, on Twitter, 3/16/17
- The Truth: Crimea sanctions in 2014, it was U.S. policy to encourage American business in Russia — and had been since 1991. That a handful of advisors did business in Russia is amazing only because it’s so few. In July 2009, President Obama himself visited Moscow with a passel of U.S. execs in tow. Joe Biden was in Moscow a few months later partly for business-promotion purposes.” “Up to 30 Senate Democrats (!) met with Russian diplomats in 2015 to help grease the skids for Obama’s Iran deal.” — Sean Davis, The Federalist co-founder, citing 8/6/15 report in Foreign Policy, on Twitter, 3/2/17
- “Guys, he’s the same Russian ambassador that met with Obama roughly 22 times — the same one who has met with multiple senators (both Democrats and Republicans). Who is this mysterious Russian ambassador who caused so much trouble for two top officials in the Trump White House. “I have no hard evidence of collusion.” — Sen. Chris Coons on Fox News Sunday, 3/5/17
- “Look, there’s nothing there … If Jeff Sessions really was a mole working for the Russian government, he probably would have found a better place to have met with him than his public Senate office surrounded by his aides.” — Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal on nbc’s “Meet the Press,” 3/5/17
- “[I]nsane and toxic conspiracy-mongering about Russia … has taken over not the fringe, dark corners of the internet that normally traffic in such delusional tripe, but rather mainstream U.S. media outlets and the Democratic Party.” — Glenn Greenwald, left-wing journalist, at The Intercept, 3/7/17
- “Having first titillated readers with the specter of Trump-campaign collusion with Russia, The Times ultimately conceded that the investigation may have had nothing to do with Trump, the Trump campaign, the 2016 election, or the Putin regime’s hacking of email accounts…” — Andrew McCarthy, National Review, 3/8/17
- “Russia’s Largest Bank Confirms Hiring Podesta Group to Lobby for Ending Sanctions.” — Zero Hedge, 3/10/17. Not only was Tony Podesta hired as a Russian bank lobbyist, his brother John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aide, had a business relationship with Kremlin-backed Russian investment firm Joule, according to The Wall Street Journal.
- “[W]e may soon reach the point where half of Washington is playing all its hopes on a large bribe from the Kremlin being listed on Trump’s 1040.” — editorial, The Washington Examiner, 3/10/17
- “Kremlin Spokesman: Russian Ambassador Met with Advisors to Clinton Campaign Too.” — headline, The Hill, 3/12/17. Dmitry Peskov told cnn’s Fareed Zakaria that Ambassador Sergey Kislyak met with many people “advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.”
- “On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all. There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.” — Michael Morell, former acting cia Director and Hillary supporter, nbc News, 3/16/17
- “Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion.” — headline, The Intercept, 3/16/17. Translation: “Never mind! Our nine months of red-baiting was bs!”
- “House Intelligence Chairman: ‘No Evidence of Collusion’ Between Trump Camp, Russia.” — headline, The Hill, 3/19/17
- There was no evidence of that included in our report.
- todd: I understand that. But does it exist?
- clapper: Not to my knowledge.
- todd: If it existed, it would have been in this report?
- clapper: This could have unfolded or become available in the time since I left the government. But at the time, we had no evidence of such collusion.
- todd: …[So] you admit your report that you released in January doesn’t get to the bottom of this?
- At this point, there is no “getting to the bottom of this.” Because the anti-Trump hysteria has no bottom. And due to James Comey, the mere mention of “Russia” will continue to send Democrats into paroxysms of rage — for the next eight years of the Trump Administration. Do svidaniya!
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