Russiagate will never die
If you were worried that the travesty of Russiagate would finally be over after the issuance of the Mueller report, don't be. Because the Democrats have no intention of ever letting it go.
Democrats have yet to see details of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on President Donald Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election, but are insisting they will press ahead with their investigations no matter what the conclusions.
In a rare Saturday conference call for House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted on full disclosure of Mr Mueller’s report, telling her colleagues she would reject any classified briefing on the report from the 22-month investigation for just a select group of lawmakers. Separately, six committee chairs said they would proceed with enquiries into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice or abused the powers of his office.
Why stop now? They would only have to start talking about the serious issues that impact the lives of most Americans. And no political party wants that. They will start wars, gin up conspiracy theories, lie to the public, and do whatever else it takes to prevent taking action on those issues for the simple reason that to do so would annoy their corporate sponsors.
So don't feel sad for Rachel Maddow or Representative Schiff, who have made a career over the last several years screaming "Russia! Russia! Russia!" every chance they could get. Our political system will ensure that nonsense like Russiagate will continue to dominate the nightly cable news while around the globe people will continue to die because of our imperial wars, our fast tracking climate change, our police state, the for profit health care system and as a result of the actions of tyrannical regimes who are our allies, all of which they will ignore in order to distract the public with the narrative John Podesta and Robby Mook ginned up the night Hillary lost the election to a TV reality show host.
Soon after Clinton’s defeat, top strategists decided where to place the blame. “Within 24 hours of her concession speech,” the authors report, campaign manager Robby Mook and campaign chair John 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.”
What a waste, but so typical of the Banana republic in which we reside.