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In a new court filing on Friday, Special Prosecutor John Durham effectively accused the Clinton campaign of spying on a sitting U.S. president in a coordinated scheme to subvert and supplant Donald Trump.
“[The filing] definitively showed the Hillary Clinton campaign directly funded and ordered its lawyers at Perkins Coie to orchestrate a criminal enterprise to fabricate a connection between President Trump and Russia.
Per Durham, this arrangement was put in motion in July of 2016, meaning the Hillary Clinton campaign and her lawyers masterminded the most intricate and coordinated conspiracy against Trump when he was both a candidate and later President of the United States while simultaneously perpetuating the bogus Steele Dossier hoax.” — Kash Patel, former chief investigator of the Trump-Russia probe for the House Intelligence Committee
Durham was appointed by Attorney General William Barr to look into possible crimes committed as part of the “Russiagate” investigation; his work is now overseen and approved by Biden Attorney General Merrick Garland.
As for the case, I imagine you’re familiar with it, since the media spent the better part of five years hyperventilating about the “grave threat” posed by Moscow and the Trump circle’s alleged connection to it, spreading false story after false story to feed the hysteria machine. Standard operating procedure.
I should note that this hasn’t been proven yet. But, while I might not be all that big on Trump myself, it’s not like I’m big on anyone else, either, and I think objectively speaking most of us would agree that these aren’t exactly the sort of accusations a federal prosecutor would make without some seriously solid evidence, not when the prosecutor is aware that the accusations will be released to the public and his legacy is surely anchored to the case.
You can read the filing yourself, if you’re so inclined. But this is a really, really big deal any way you spin it. The charge against former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann (back in Sept.) was a pretty large wowie by itself; the case in its entirety now makes Watergate look like a high school prank. Not only does it appear that Trump was correct, but the wider ramifications of this are likely going to be massive.
Not Much Reason to Trust
According to Pew Research, public trust in government institutions is at an all-time low. Trust in the media was already falling precipitously back in 2019, but if we’re being honest, the very obvious coordinated effort between the Democratic party and mainstream media to disparage and undermine the Trump administration didn't help one bit—and let’s not even begin to mention the media’s abdication of any semblance of journalistic integrity. Don't get me going.
“Yeah but it’s Trump’s fault ‘cause he tainted the media and people spread fake news to help!!!”
Well, it was actually in 2015 that American trust in the media hit its lowest mark. Trump hadn’t started his presidency. There are also more than a few studies that’ve concluded our mainstream media is the primary vector for “fake news” and false stories. Q.v. —
“The origins of public misinformedness [sic] and polarization are more likely to lie in the content of ordinary news… as they are in overt fakery.” — Science Advances
“Most people hear about fake news stories not from fake news websites but through their coverage in mainstream news outlets.” — Annals of the International Communication Association
“Mass media outlets continue to be the most important source of. . . disinformation in American politics.” — Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center For Internet And Society
“Lies spread much farther than the truth, and news organizations play a powerful role in making this happen.” — The Tow Center For Digital Journalism
So, things weren’t looking too rosy before, during, and after Trump’s presidency. But speaking of during and after. . . there’s that little bump in the road commonly referred to as “the pandemic,” which has in no way, shape, or form improved how Americans feel about our noble overlords’ fidelity to the truth.
Just to jog your memory, for starters there’s been the guy more or less in charge of running the show who’s flip-flopped on or plain lied about certain things that someone in his position really shouldn’t flip-flop on or plain lie about; and then there’s the CDC’s many lies; and the cover-ups by bureaucrats and officials; the extensive list of hurried and unconstitutional changes to voting procedures before the 2020 election; the infringement of civil rights; “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election” published in Time magazine (mind you, “saved” here refers to saving the country from Trump’s reelection…even though approx. half the country wanted him to be reelected, but I digress) that I still can’t believe they felt compelled to let the whole nation know about; that one time public health officials encouraged people to participate in mass protests (and the subsequent Dionysian idiocy resulting in thousands of destroyed small businesses) despite forcing us to stay in our homes the previous four months; the FDA’s sketchy dealings with vaccine manufacturers and obstinate refusal to acknowledge efficacious (as Saint Fauci would say) early treatment options; and so on and so forth…
And now, with many Americans still questioning/doubting the last presidential election results and our social fabric dangerously frayed and everyone at each other’s throats and the now all too common phenomenon of government officials brazenly flouting their own ineffective and authoritarian covid mandates—now, on top of all this and more, we’re learning there’s overwhelming, legitimate evidence the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and multiple high-level federal agencies teamed up and crafted some fictitious narratives to justify criminal investigations against a sitting U.S. president in the hope that it would lead to his removal from office.
How do you reckon that’ll go over?
Do you think the mainstream media covered this at all?
Sort of, actually. But only because they’re having schizoid spasms over Trump putting out a message that included, “In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death,” which, technically, is factually accurate if he was referring to a different historical era. Regardless…
Gasp. You mean Trump said something inappropriate and idiotic!? Oh, heaven forfend!
Come on, man. No, he shouldn’t have said that, but he was obviously trying to emphasize the gravity of the whole affair. And frankly, he has a right to be pissed. I’m pissed too. And you should be as well.
Oh yeah, before I forget: CNN decided there were more important matters worthy of the public’s attention today.