Russiagate’s Damage To The Country Will Take Years To Realize.“The media and Democrat Party have dug themselves so deeply in a hole, they must keep on digging. That’s absolutely terrible for this country, as has been this entire endeavor.”
NONE IS SO BLIND. . . Byron York: On collusion, Mueller sent sign after sign, yet some would not see.
Many Trump opponents were shocked and disappointed by Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusion that “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Some members of the Resistance and Never Trump communities apparently had a deep emotional commitment to the idea of collusion.
But there was no reason for surprise. For more than a year, Mueller sent sign after sign that he would not allege collusion. Those signs took the form of indictments and plea agreements against key Trump figures that did not allege any conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to fix the 2016 election.
If those key Trump figures — Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen, and others — were not involved in a Trump-Russia conspiracy, who was? As it turns out, no one.
Yep. He knew what they were trying to do to him from the beginning.
NEO: Why did the press do it? The influence of Watergate on Russiagate. “The fact that Russiagate was actually the un-Watergate probably did not even cross their minds. This was the reverse Watergate, the Watergate in which the president was not the perp, and the instruments of intelligence and justice were weaponized against him rather than that he made a blocked attempt to enlist them against his enemies. In the un-Watergate the press, instead of being able to successfully cast itself as the bold uncoverer of the terrible truth about the president, has been revealed to have been mainly in the business of amplifying lies about the president.”