Is any accusation about Trump/Russia even slightly true?
The downside of complete media corruption is that you (as a non-elite, average person) realize that you cannot evaluate the truth of reporting about anything that happens inside "the bubble". Cases in point, the serial implosion of the bona fides of people charged with helping Trump "collude" with Russia.
1) Carter Page
C99p readers are long familiar with the fact that Carter Page, an early attempt at linking T to R was really an FBI plant:
It Gets Worse: Carter Page Was An Undercover Asset For The FBI
2) Christopher Steele (of dirty dossier fame) (apologies for the ZH link)
It is Manafort’s relationship with Deripaska that happens to underlie most of the allegations made in the standard “Russiagate” narrative that Manafort was a secret agent advancing Putin’s interests inside the Trump campaign. At the same time, Oleg has been cast by the western media as simply an agent of Putin...Now, it comes out, that Steele was working not only for the DNC and with Clinton Campaign funds, but was also shared a DC lawyer and possibly doing business with Deripaska.
(this was submitted to C99p by leveymg.)
3) Felix Sater (this is new to me)
Felix Sater, the man at the center of a controversial email "tying" President Trump to Russia while trying to work a business deal...In effect, Sater - at least according to BuzzFeed, is more or less a rockstar opportunist spy with a shady past, who redeemed himself as an asset for the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the FBI. During the course of his work for the agencies, all unpaid...
Sater has been summoned to discuss his affairs with congressional investigators - and is scheduled to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee in April. Moreover, he's been questioned by Mueller's team - "several of whom he knows from his past undercover work." Of note, Mueller was the FBI director for most of the time Sater was providing undercover information.
The U.S. attorney who oversaw Sater's pump-and-dump scheme was none other than Loretta Lynch - President Obama's Attorney General. During Lynch's confirmation, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) asked her about Sater's fraud case, to which she replied:
“The defendant in question, Felix Sater, provided valuable and sensitive information to the government during the course of his cooperation, which began in or about December 1998.
That's two FBI agents and one corrupt crony of a Russian oligarch. You have to be a low grade moron, or a typical brainwashed Demo-bot, to not immediately question the endless stream of bullshit emanating from the corporate media about Russian "meddling" or "collusion".
This whole narrative drives me crazy, because I hate that corrupt idiot, Trump; but I hate even more the absolutely illegal and dangerous propaganda ops directed against him by our corrupt Deep State. The amount of energy required to explain this kind of double-agent bullshit is very large, and most people just tune out long before you can explain it.
Because I have lived a long time and witnessed immense amounts of Deep State lying and provocation, I am pretty immune to being gaslighted about Russia. But, I do confess to getting exhausted from digging myself out from under the stream of crap under which TPTB are trying to bury the few critical thinkers left. Anyone else just dizzy from all the lies and spin?
TPTB complain about fake news, even as they generate it by the boatload. It is overwhelming