More Democrats are trying to get the base to realize the media conspiracy theory about the election is Russia Trump fake news.
Of course, no one is admitting that the media’s hysteria was Russia Trump fake news, but they are working hard to prepare people for the story to go nowhere. More people are admitting that there is no evidence that the Kremlin conspired with the Trump campaign to win the election:
Democrats are soon going to experience the problem of making accusations that they can’t substantiate. They know it and are already trying to do damage control for their Russia Trump fake news.
At the Intercept, Glenn Greenwald reports,
From MSNBC politics shows to town hall meetings across the country, the overarching issue for the Democratic Party’s base since Trump’s victory has been Russia, often suffocating attention for other issues. This fixation has persisted even though it has no chance to sink the Trump presidency unless it is proven that high levels of the Trump campaign actively colluded with the Kremlin to manipulate the outcome of the U.S. election — a claim for which absolutely no evidence has thus far been presented.
The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media figures and online charlatans are personally benefiting from feeding the base increasingly unhinged, fact-free conspiracies — just as right-wing media polemicists did after both Bill Clinton and Obama were elected — that there are now millions of partisan soldiers absolutely convinced of a Trump/Russia conspiracy for which, at least as of now, there is no evidence. And they are all waiting for the day, which they regard as inevitable and imminent, when this theory will be proven and Trump will be removed.
Key Democratic officials are clearly worried about the expectations that have been purposely stoked and are now trying to tamp them down. Many of them have tried to signal that the beliefs the base has been led to adopt have no basis in reason or evidence.
The latest official to throw cold water on the MSNBC-led circus is President Obama’s former acting CIA chief Michael Morell. What makes him particularly notable in this context is that Morell was one of Clinton’s most vocal CIA surrogates. In August, he not only endorsed Clinton in the pages of the New York Times but also became the first high official to explicitly accuse Trump of disloyalty, claiming, “In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”
When you consider that Morell hated Donald Trump so much that he discarded the CIA’s nonpartisan cover (itself the product of fake news) and openly sided with Clinton and the Russophobic elites, it is amazing that he is now defending the President. If there was anything that could be twisted into an argument for collusion between Russia and Donald Trump, we can be sure the Morell would use it.
But there’s not. The entire media campaign was nothing more than Russia Trump fake news.