The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Thursday, November 29, 2018


It's been a while since I've revisited the Mueller probe of Russian "collusion". As it grinds on, a supposed "bombshell" emerges every few weeks that the trained hamsters in the media tell us will finally result in the Democrats' impeachment fantasy becoming a reality. Mollie Hemmingway comments on this:
Many media figures have swallowed whole, without evidence, a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump became president by treasonously colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election from its rightful owner, Hillary Clinton. The information operation that pushed this story turned out to have been secretly developed and funded by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, a fact uncovered only through the tenacious digging of Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the face of major opposition from the media and Democrats on the committee.

The information operation has been fed to an increasingly compliant and credulous media with nearly no resistance. Fusion GPS is the Clinton- and Democrat-funded group that initiated the Russia collusion story, although it is now, according to congressional testimony, being spearheaded by the Democracy Integrity Project and funded to the tune of $50 million. The Washington Post quietly admitted, buried the news, really, that the operation was funded by George Soros.

The latest questionably sourced information in support of this dramatic tale that opponents of Trump cling to in order to delegitimize the results of the 2016 election is that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2013, 2015 and, ominously, in spring of 2016, just as the Trump campaign was heating up. Assange is holed up in London at the Ecuadorian embassy there and published the hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton aide John Podesta.

Even on first read the story seemed difficult to believe.
But then again, the entire scenario has been difficult to believe since it was concocted by the Dems in an effort to explain their upset loss in 2016 and at the same time, cripple Donald Trump's presidency with a never-ending investigations (a.k.a. "witch hunt") that have uncovered absolutely nothing of substance to indicate that Trump or his people were involved with the Russians in any substantive way.

Incredibly, Mueller seems completely uninterested in the real-life collusion that had Trump opponents, Hillary Clinton and the DNC, working (via cutouts) with the Russians to create a phony dossier that was used to mislead judges on the FISA court to approve surveillance of Trump. Talk about "threats to democracy!"

And since Mueller's probe seems to have no bounds, why not broaden it to examine copious circumstantial evidence that a full-blown conspiracy by some senior members of the FBI and intelligence agencies worked to discredit Trump before the election and take him down after it. Nah, it appears that Mueller and the media are perfectly willing to explore outrageous claims of meetings between Manafort and Assange, but are unwilling to examine hard evidence of wrong doing when that wrong doing is directed at Trump.

All of this has become so common, it's now S.O.P. But that doesn't make it right.