For months – in fact, right up until the day President Donald Trump ordered the targeting of Russia’s client state Syria with five dozen cruise missiles – the American public have been deluged daily with unfounded allegations from Democrats and the establishment press that Trump is a “puppet” of Vladimir Putin and “colluded with the Russians” to steal the presidential election from Hillary Clinton.
As a juicy subplot to this melodrama, the media also obsessed week after week over Trump’s March 4 tweet accusing Barack Obama of “wiretapping” Trump Tower during the presidential transition period. Since the scandalous Susan Rice revelations and, more recently, confirmation that the Obama FBI did in fact obtain a warrant specifically to surveil at least one Trump adviser, the media have suddenly dropped the story.
Pause button. Before venturing any further into the phantasmagorical D.C. swamp, consider the colossal irony in all this: Hillary Clinton, who launched the humiliating “Russian reset” as secretary of state, agreed to give control of one-fifth of America’s uranium reserves to Russia in return for millions of dollars going to the Clinton Foundation and directly to her husband Bill. And President Barack Obama was caught on a hot mic literally colluding with Russian President Medvedev. (Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, and I stand with you.”)
Yet America’s “mainstream” news organizations, which seemingly found nothing amiss in such shocking Russian collusion during Obama’s presidency, have been obsessed for months with the notion that Donald Trump somehow “colluded with the Russians.”