The REAL Interference in the 2016 Election – in a Nutshell
The REAL interference in the 2016 election was by a cabal of Deep Staters, their Five Eyes allies, and Clintonites who invented and trumpeted the LIE that the Russian government had interfered in the election on behalf of Trump, and that the Trump campaign had colluded in this interference in some way that we could uncover if we just looked hard enough. This LIE brilliantly accomplished the purposes of defaming Russia, Assange, and Trump, while detracting attention from the damning content of the DNC and Podesta emails released by Wikileaks - and ultimately from Hillary’s ignominious failure to defeat a clownish opponent. This LIE was also the underlying rationale for efforts to surveil and entrap members of the Trump campaign that amounted to gross interference by the Obama Deep State in domestic politics. These efforts were intended to prevent Trump’s election by leaking to the public the bogus “intelligence” of the Steele dossier – a work of malicious political fantasy disguised as an intelligence product, secretly funded by Hillarys’ campaign and the DNC, and broadly circulated within the Obama administration – and by defaming Trump as the beneficiary of illicit Russian support.
After the election, the intent pivoted to intensive efforts to find and hype any link between the Trump campaign and the Russian government that might be construed as “collusion” with Russian interference, or, failing that, to keep public suspicion alive that such collusion had occurred by prolonging the Mueller investigation as long as possible – to beyond the 2018 elections. Indeed, by the time that the Mueller investigation was initiated, it was already fairly clear to the conspirators that no evidence for Trump collusion was likely to emerge. When such evidence remained elusive, the plot morphed into an effort to demonstrate that Trump had obstructed justice by firing Comey or attempting to fire Mueller – or to unearth any unrelated impropriety committed by Trump that might be construed as a basis for impeachment.
In pursuit of these aims, the Deep Staters shredded the 4th Amendment protections of Trump associates by overtly lying to FISA courts – attesting to the court that the Steele dossier was verifiable “intelligence” - and engaging in promiscuous unmasking of the foreign communications of Trump associates. Strategic illegal leaking was employed to insure that public was kept in perpetual anticipation of damning evidence emerging against Trump. Entrapment schemes coordinated with Five Eyes partners were used to justify a secret counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign. Mueller engineered the indictment of Trump associates on process crimes or crimes wholly extraneous to Russian collusion allegations, the intent being to compel the targets of these indictments to offer up evidence for Trump collusion or obstruction, or evidence for any unrelated impropriety Trump might have committed. The further intent of these indictments was to assure the public that Mueller was hot on the trail of the crime of the century.
Ultimately, Mueller’s report concluded that there was “insufficient evidence” to charge Trump or his associates with collusion with Russian electoral interference – although the report obsessed on innocuous contacts between Trump campaign associates and various Russians. It also covered up the Deep State entrapment schemes that had been run against the Trump campaign – for example, by failing to mention Mifsud’s extensive ties to Western intelligence. Moreover, it simply swallowed whole the underlying Deep State LIE that the Russian government had interfered on Trump’s behalf – avoiding the most obvious measures for vetting this claim, such as interviewing Assange or examining the DNC computers - and offering an inherently absurd explanation as to how the alleged Russian operative Guccifer 2.0 (clearly a creation of our Deep State) had transferred the purloined DNC emails to Wikileaks. With respect to obstruction charges against Trump, Mueller stated that his investigation “had not exonerated” Trump on these charges – in this way keeping alive an avenue for Democrats to pursue impeachment.
A number of members of the Democratic Party have functioned as co-conspirators in this seditious plot from the first, relentlessly hyping every groundless suspicion of Trump collusion. They have used congressional investigations to further underline the “Russian interference” narrative by fomenting an idiotic obsession with the allegedly malign, “chaos inducing” social media activities of the Internet Research Agency and other “Russian trolls” – in the process, promoting contemptible efforts to ban or marginalize social media commentary that allegedly spreads “disinformation”. Over half of the House Democrats favor pursuing an impeachment inquiry against Trump targeting Trump’s alleged obstruction – even though the investigation which Trump allegedly obstructed was of a maliciously-concocted fantasy crime, and even though Trump was largely cooperative in providing Muller with a massive pile of documentation and access to numerous witnesses. And apparently it hasn’t occurred to them to express a measure of regret or contrition for having spent years painting Trump as a traitor on wholly specious grounds.
If Barr and Durham are at least half-way competent, this scheme is about to be unraveled publicly – and future indictments of Obama officials will make it impossible for MSM to ignore these developments. However, whether Barr will debunk the “Russian interference” underlying the whole edifice of lies is somewhat doubtful, as Republicans traditionally are Russophobic and despise Assange. The most enduring and dangerous legacy of this seditious plot may be a Second Cold War, and the fact that an entire new generation of “liberal” Americans has been brainwashed to hate Russia and Russians.
The Deep State operatives, the politicians, and the MSM propagandists who have driven this carnival of mindless hysteria for 3 years are due for a reckoning. Let it come soon.
Even if Trump is not re-elected, the blowback from this fiasco will likely impair the chances of Democrats in the 2020 House and Senate elections. And the Dems will have no one to blame but themselves. They could have functioned as honest public servants by focusing on Trump’s often incoherent and mean-spirited Republican policies – but instead chose to wallow in the malicious and wholly bogus sty of Russiagate.
A few highly perceptive journalists were onto this massive deception from its very inception. Take a look at these prescient essays written by Patrick Lawrence and Alexander Mercouris prior to the 2016 election: