Let me start with an admission that might surprise you. With respect to RussiaGate, I actually thought the national media would find a little something by now. Don't get too excited; never for a moment did I believe Trump was a Russian agent or in any way involved with the beautifully-beautiful WikiLeaks release of all those luscious Democrat emails. It is just that when you see the MSM engaging in one of their coordinated, partisan frenzies, they usually come up with … something. So I just assumed that somewhere along the line some low-level Trump-staffer might be caught doing or saying something wrong on one of those Obama wiretaps.And now, it turns out that team Hillary was also in contact with the Ruskies. . . Putin’s Spox Dmitry Peskov: Our Ambassador Met W/Team Clinton Too. It's almost as if an ambassador's job is to meet with important people and anticipate who might be important to talk to.
So after six silly months of this pathetic witch hunt, I am now willing to express something our corrupt media never will…
I was wrong.
So wrong, in fact, that the media has not only found less than nothing, what has been found is a Team Trump behaving responsibly and appropriately in their dealings with Russian officials.
Best of all, the only real scandal that appears to have been uncovered involves highly-inappropriate Obama Administration surveillance of a political rival, felonious leaks from an out-of-control intelligence community, and an extra-legal federal bureaucracy.
This is actually a YUGE GIFT for Trump because of how it perfectly plays into the hands of a White House on a righteous crusade to finally dismantle the un-American and unaccountable administrative state, a fascist bureaucracy that festers in every dark corner of the federal government.
Eli Lake thought Trump got lucky when he tweeted out that Obama had tapped his phones, and got both Jameses Clapper and Comey to state that there was no evidence for collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign:
Trump's tweets, and his ignorance about how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act works, have prompted Obama's last director of national intelligence, James Clapper, and others to publicly refute the stories about the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. Well what do you know? That's exactly what Trump wanted the FBI to do last month.Meanwhile, the media and democrats continue to push the story: Ellison Says Trump and Russia Colluded, Immediately Walks Back Claim
Let's start with Clapper. On Sunday he said publicly that, when he left his post in January, there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. On NBC's "Meet the Press," Clapper was asked about this directly. He responded: "This could have unfolded or become available since the time since I left the government. At the time we had no evidence of such collusion." When Obama's CIA director, John Brennan, was asked the same question on "Fox News Sunday" in January, he declined to answer.
Both Clapper and James Comey (who was Obama's last FBI director and remains in the Trump administration) also said over the weekend that there were no FISA warrants against Trump or his campaign. This means one of two things: either the Justice Department concluded there was not enough evidence to justify asking the FISA court to warrant electronic surveillance of the Trump campaign, or the FISA court was asked and itself concluded there was not enough evidence to grant that warrant. (Historically, the bar for obtaining such warrants has been very low.)