The Russia fix was in from the start for Hillary and the Dems.
Let’s face it. The only “evidence” the Democrats can “produce” demonstrating Russian influence in the election is the inconvenient and inconceivable fact that “The Donald” is President. Period.
In the febrile dreamscape that is their reality, it’s ipso facto that the Trump win must be null and void for some reason. It is simply unacceptable that Hillary lost on the merits to this man. Sinister forces must be at play.
They should know about sinister forces. They were clearly in play when the State Department, led by Hillary Clinton, signed off on the sale of Uranium One to the Russians just coincidently while “cash flowed to Clinton Foundation.”
Sinister forces were at play when President Obama stood feckless and agape when the Russian marched their forces into Ukraine, annexing the Crimea, and trampling the Budapest Memorandum on Security that had disarmed Ukraine of nuclear weapons in exchange of U.S. (and British) guarantees of security.
This, coincidently, was just after President Obama got caught on a hot mic playing international man of mystery, whispering sweet assurances to President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia “tell Comrade Vladimir I will have more flexibility after the election.” Okay, I admit, I added the “comrade” part but Medvedev’s response makes the point: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” Crimea and Eastern Ukraine in the bag, expansion of Russian influence in the Middle East for the first time since Nasser; I think the man with the golden nipples got Obama’s message, loud and clear.
Yet these and other inconvenient facts get fed into the memory hole by the compliant Winston Smiths in the media and it’s full steam ahead with the “Donald Trump, Russian stooge” narrative.
Did the Russians splash all kinds of damaging information about Hillary Clinton into the public domain in the months leading up to the elections? Yes. The most persuasive theory that I’ve seen so far is that they were convinced that Hillary was going to win and that they wanted her as weak as possible going into her presidency. They wanted her to be, as far as they could manufacture it, a President that was seen as illegitimate on the basis of what her ophidian subordinates did to Bernie. The DNC did pull a whammy on Bernie and they did cook the books to manufacture her coronation. But, of course, they ignore that crime and castigate the messenger.
Speaking of sinister forces undermining elections, does anyone remember State Department funds going to a group headed by former Obama staffer Jeremy Bird in an effort to oust Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu (or as our classy former administration called him “Prime Minister Chickens–t”).
But back to the bears. We now know, from Shattered, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s tell-all exposé of the Clinton campaign, that within 24 hours of her defeat, Hillary and her team, Messrs. Mook and Podesta, fired up the myth machine and churned out the From Russia With Love explanation of the Trump victory so as to take the stink of the loss off their dear leader and to discredit, ab initio, the Trump Presidency. Here from page 395:
“Hillary declined to take responsibility for her own loss. “She’s not being particularly self-reflective,” said one longtime ally who was on calls with her shortly after the election. Instead, Hillary kept pointing her finger at Comey and Russia. “She wants to make sure all these narratives get spun the right way,” this person said.
That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.”
Grab a copy of the book before this account also gets desposited into the media’s memory hole.
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