After spending the better part of a year trying to find even the flimsiest piece of evidence with which to support their unfounded allegations that Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary, it now appears that it is Hillary and the Democrats that were involved with the Russians.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the Clinton campaign and the DNC, hired the opposition research firm Fusion GPS (yes, the same outfit that paid goons to go cause trouble at Trump rallies last summer) to prepare a fake dossier on Trump prepared by ex British spy Richard Steele.
Hillary Clinton and aides who worked on her campaign were mum yesterday when asked to comment on the story.
After whining throughout her book tour that she lost the election due to collusion between Trump and the Russians, it appears that she has been hoisted on her own petard. The level of arrogance and hypocrisy on Clinton’s part here is simply astounding. Why would she blabber about the Russians for the past year when it was her campaign that fomented the entire story in an attempt to sabotage Trump’s presidential campaign?
As John Kass, of the Chicago Tribune noted,
“The Trump-Russia collusion theme has been a chorus of barking dogs everywhere you turn, in online news hyped to feed anti-Trump appetites, on cable, where the appetites are sated, and even in happy-talk banter of radio and TV news anchors.”
The driving force has been a partisan desire to excuse Hillary Clinton for losing her 2016 election to Trump. It’s been aggressive and passive and all Russia-Trump all the time.”
Hillary must truly believe that she can still use the Clinton damage control tools from the late 1990s. During a recent interview with the BBC to promote her new book, Hillary was asked about the sexual misconduct of Harvey Weinstein and then, since the topic was depravity, her husband Bill. Here is her pre-programmed response: “That has all been litigated. That was subject of a huge investigation in the late ’90s and there were conclusions drawn. That was clearly in the past.” In fact, any student of the Clinton presidency will realize the words she used during her interview are practically verbatim to the spin used continually when she was in the White House (“It’s old news”, etc., etc.).
Someone needs to tell Hillary that the Clinton media massaging tools of the 90’s are outdated. Since the media took the Steele dossier bait, hook, line and sinker, dangled by the Clinton campaign, it is going to be difficult to see how they will be able to cover for Hillary on this burgeoning scandal.