Tuesday, May 24, 2022

WSJ: "Hillary Clinton Did It"

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The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board said in a published article yesterday, "Hillary Clinton did it."

"The Russia-Trump collusion narrative of 2016 and beyond was a dirty trick for the ages", they say, " and now we know it came from the top—candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. That was the testimony Friday by 2016 Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook in federal court, and while this news is hardly a surprise, it’s still bracing to find her fingerprints on the political weapon."

The mainstream media is running from this story like it is infected with monkeypox.

Be informed, not misled.

The Wall Street concludes with, "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."

With the light of Truth, here's what can be seen.

Mr. Mook testified as a witness in special counsel John Durham’s trial of Michael Sussmann, the lawyer accused of lying to the FBI. In September 2016, Mr. Sussmann took claims of a secret Trump connection to Russia’s Alfa Bank to the FBI and said he wasn’t acting on behalf of any client. Prosecutors say he was working for the Clinton campaign.

Prosecutors presented evidence this week that Mr. Sussmann worked with cyber-researchers and opposition-research firm Fusion GPS to produce the claims on behalf of the Clinton campaign, and to feed them to the FBI. An FBI agent testified that a bureau analysis quickly rejected the claims as implausible. (Mr. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty.)

Prosecutors asked Mr. Mook about his role in funneling the Alfa Bank claims to the press. Mr. Mook admitted the campaign lacked the expertise to vet the data, yet the decision was made by Mr. Mook, policy adviser Jake Sullivan (now President Biden’s national security adviser), communications director Jennifer Palmieri and campaign chairman John Podesta to give the Alfa Bank claims to a reporter. Mr. Mook said Mrs. Clinton was asked about the plan and approved it. A story on the Trump-Alfa Bank allegations then appeared in Slate, a left-leaning online publication.

On October 31, 2016, Mr. Sullivan issued a statement mentioning the Slate story. The Slate is a far-Left news source that caters to the homosexual community but is fairly widely read.

In his statement, Sullivan said, "This could be the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow."

Hillary then tweeted Sullivan's statement and said, "Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump organization to a Russiam-based bank" suggesting that they had finally uncovered the backchannel through which Trump and his people were colluding with Russia regarding the election.

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board puts it in perspective with this:

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 Daily Caller said the WSJ perfectly summed it all up with that paragraph.

Indeed they did. There's a name for what Hillary and her people did, it's called "circular reporting."

The lie is created, the lie is launched, then someone quotes the lie because it's in the "news cycle," and then a misinformation campaign is born.

Tens of millions of dollars and 4 years later we now know Trump was right. It was all a "hoax."

This charade was so deceitful that even Hillary questioned, with Mook, whether they should spread the lie to the journalists. Mook says Clinton "agreed" to have the information spread to the media although a number of her staffers were very hesitant. 

Will Hillary or any of her cohorts see any kind of consequences for misleading the American public? 

Who knows?

However, here's what we do know

  • Sussman is currently standing trial and pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to the FBI during a 2016 meeting after he denied working for the Clinton campaign when handing over information to the FBI. 
  • Clinton's former campaign manager Robby Mook testified Friday that the then-presidential nominee approved spreading reports of the Trump campaign colluding with Alfa Bank.
  • Elon Musk recently called the Democrats the party of “division and hate” in a Wednesday tweet, insinuating they will begin executing “dirty campaign tricks” against him. He also revealed he will vote Republican for likely the first time in his life in the 2022 midterm election after overwhelmingly voting Democrat in the past.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.