December 29, 2017
Oh Great Pumpkin! Where were you in 2017? You were supposed to bring us evidence of Trump-Russia collusion but you never showed up. Oh well, perhaps we will see you in 2018. Please! Pretty please, Great Pumpkin!
Andrew Prokop of Vox wrote a rather dispirited December 28 article about how no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion has yet appeared despite the mainstream media early this year loudly hyping the reality of such collusion. In fact, it seemed that finding evidence of such collusion was a mere formality since the MSM guaranteed it happened. The only problem is, despite nearly eight months of intense investigations by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team, no such evidence has been uncovered. The result is a rather disheartened and sad article by Prokop in What we learned about Trump, Russia, and collusion in 2017.
We learned there was an enormous effort among the leadership of the FBI to tip the scales in Hillary Clinton’s favor in the 2016 election. Meanwhile let us join poor Andrew as he engages in sad meandering speculations as to why no collusion evidence has yet been found.
…as 2017 winds down, there is still no clear answer to the central question at the heart of the probe: Did Trump’s team collude with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign?
And yet the MSM couldn’t stop hyping the certainty of such collusion earlier this year. It was a slam-dunk that never materialized.
Several Trump advisers have now acknowledged having contacts with people tied to the Russian government during the campaign. And, we now know, at least two of those conversations involved discussion of “dirt” the Russian government claimed to have on Hillary Clinton.
I’m sure the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton in the form of evidence that her campaign paid for the laughably inaccurate Steele Dossier which was most likely used by the FBI as evidence to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.
But we still don’t yet know whether these actually led to anything — actual coordination, say, or a secret deal of some kind between Trump’s team and the Russians.
That question remains a mystery — one that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is now working to answer, one way or the other.
It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma delivered as a punchline.
The Russian effort entailed the hacking and leaks of prominent Democrats’ emails, as well as spreading pro-Trump, and anti-Clinton, messages and fake news articles on social media.
I got it! Just have the FBI do a forensic investigation of the DNC server…if the Democrats ever allow it.
The catchall term that has ended up being used to describe this is “collusion,” which is rather broad and vague. It also, notably, isn’t a criminal term — some forms of so-called collusion could well be legal.
So why even bother looking for evidence of perfectly legal collusion?
This article was posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 8:26 am