Some of the same media outlets who fell for the lie that Donald Trump was a dupe of Russian President Vladimir Putin when the former ran for president in 2016 and that the two of them “colluded” to “steal the election” from Hillary Clinton are now shocked — shocked, mind you — to discover they were the ones that were duped all along.
Other outlets that knew the ‘Trump-Russia collusion’ narrative was a lie and went along with it anyway because they hate Trump and never thought he should be within 100 yards of the White House, are now publishing mea culpa pieces after it was revealed in federal court last week that Clinton personally approved spreading the lie to the media in the first place.
It’s not really clear which column The Wall Street Journal falls into, but nevertheless, the paper has published a scathing editorial titled, “Hillary Clinton Did It,” in which the editorial board takes the two-time presidential loser to task for further eroding Americans’ trust in their system of government with a lie that sucked up nearly all of Trump’s time in office, cost tens of millions to ‘investigate,’ and distracted him from doing even greater things for the country.
“The Russia-Trump collusion narrative of 2016 was a dirty trick for the ages — and now we know it came from the top — candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton,” the editorial began, before quickly explaining: “That was the testimony Friday by 2016 Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook in federal court [in Washington, D.C.], and while this news is hardly a surprise, it’s still bracing to find her fingertips on the political weapon.”
Mook’s testimony was heard at the trial of attorney Michael Sussman, charged with lying to the FBI in calling to their attention a story that Donald J. Trump, by means of connections with Russia’s Alfa Bank, was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The lie at issue was not the false claim about a Trump-Alfa connection, but the charge that Sussman brought this matter to the FBI as a good citizen, and not as a representative of the Clinton campaign.
“Prosecutors say [Sussman] was working for the Clinton campaign,” the editorial continued. “Mr. Mook said Mrs. Clinton was asked about the plan [to call attention to the Trump-Alfa ties] and approved it. A story on the Trump-Alfa Bank allegations thus appeared in Slate, a left-leaning online publication.”
The editorial went on to explain how the Clinton campaign then utilized the self-generated ‘news’ of the probe and the Slate article that came from it — both which were planted by the campaign itself — as the basis of several consecutive tweets to make spurious claims about Trump’s integrity in an effort to try and convince the general public that the investigation was extremely serious.
“In short, the Clinton campaign created the Trump-Alfa allegation, fed it to a credulous press that failed to confirm the allegations but ran with them anyway, then promoted the story as if it was legitimate news. The campaign also delivered the claims to the FBI, giving journalists another excuse to portray the accusations as serious and perhaps true,” the editorial said.
“Most of the press will ignore this news, but the Russia-Trump narrative that Mrs. Clinton sanctioned did enormous harm to the country. It disgraced the FBI, humiliated the press, and sent the country on a three-year investigation to nowhere. Vladimir Putin never came close to doing as much disinformation damage,” the WSJ concluded.
In short, Hillary Clinton thought she was so entitled to the presidency that she had no problem throwing gasoline on several of our governing institutions and lighting them on fire, the consequences and the aftermath be damned.
Hillary Clinton is one of the worst human beings on the planet, not to mention one of the worst Americans in the history of our country. At a minimum, she should have to reimburse taxpayers the hundreds of millions spent investigating her fabricated hoax.