I wrote the following in March 2017. That is four-plus years ago. Unfortunately, not too many paid attention. But recent developments, such as Special Prosecutor Durham’s indictment of one of Hillary’s attorneys make it still relevant:
A fascinating and disturbing time in Washington. An anti-Russian propaganda campaign is running at full tilt and we find Democrats, most of the media and some Republicans spreading innuendo and outright lies about Donald Trump and his alleged ties to Vladimir Putin. I thought Sean Spicer’s quip from yesterday’s (Tuesday) press conference captured the absurdity:
“If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russia connection,”
That’s a joke. At least one would think. But the insanity of the anti-Trumpers knows no boundaries. You need only take a look at a diatribe at the Huffington Post put up by Carly Ledbetter, who attacks Spicer for being so cavalier about such a serious matter. Here are a couple of examples from that she cites to reinforce her point that Spicer sinned against the nation:
Spicer: If Pres used Russian Dressing that’s a Russian connection. Yet I’m pretty sure WH wouldn’t obstruct justice to prove he used ranch 1:46 PM – 28 Mar 2017
Spicer also apparently forgot to research the origins of Russian dressing, as it was actually invented in Nashua, New Hampshire by a man named James E. Colburn, according to the Portland Press Herald.
But the facts about Russian influence over Trump are non-existent. Not my opinion. That’s a fact that even the truth challenged Jim Clapper acknowledged in early March:
In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says that there wasn’t evidence of collusion between Russia and Trump earlier this year.
But the real news is the emerging evidence that Obama Administration obtained classified intelligence reports that mentioned Donald Trump and members of his campaign and distributed that information. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes already has confirmed in writing and in interviews that the Obama Administration conducted the following activities against President-Elect Trump and his team between November 2016 and January 2017:
On numerous occasions, the Intelligence Community “incidentally” collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.
Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming Trump administration — details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value—were widely