Perhaps this is why no one trusts the mainstream media anymore? Conservative media has been reminding people for the last week about the Politico story from back in January that PROVED (with named sources, comments, and evidence) that the Clinton campaign did with Ukraine what liberals are calling collusion between Trump and Russia.
Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.
A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.
The Ukrainian efforts had an impact in the race, helping to force Manafort’s resignation and advancing the narrative that Trump’s campaign was deeply connected to Ukraine’s foe to the east, Russia.
Politico actually found the people involved, talked to them about, and showed evidence of the so-called “collusion” taking place. Here’s the thing, we didn’t really “care” back then because we all understood that this was not collusion. It was dirty pool, it was underhanded politics, but it wasn’t Clinton promising Ukraine that she would do for them if they would do for her. Yet, somehow, even though we have proof of Clinton doing exactly what Trump is being accused of doing… only Trump’s alleged sin matters. Even worse, unlike the Clinton case, there is NO EVIDENCE that Trump and Russia ever worked together to undermine Clinton the way Clinton and Ukraine did to undermine Trump.
When Trump tweeted about the miscarriage of media justice:
Why aren't the same standards placed on the Democrats. Look what Hillary Clinton may have gotten away with. Disgraceful!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2017
The folks at NBC pretended (at least I hope they were pretending, otherwise… why are they the ones telling us what’s going on in the world?) that they had no idea what Trump was talking about!
Williams was completely ignorant of what Trump could be talking about, and he begged his liberal pal Andrea Mitchell for some clarity on the issue… but she was also useless.
Brian Williams: Andrea Mitchell, I said earlier no public events for three days on the president’s calendar. He leaves tonight for Paris, for Bastille day celebrations. What we’ve heard from the president again, three minutes ago on Twitter, I’m hoping you can help me decipher this: ‘Why aren’t the same standards placed on the Democrats. Look what Hillary Clinton may have gotten away with. Disgraceful.’ Do you want to take a whack at that?
Andrea Mitchell: I’m trying to figure it out myself. Earlier he called it a witch hunt, so he’s still on the fake news or what the Democrats are doing, that combo. Perhaps this is a reference to e-mails, since his son voluntarily tweeted out a whole e-mail chain. Nobody was forcing him to do that other than the questions that were raised by The New York Times, and they said they were about to reveal them themselves. So he voluntarily released his e-mails, so perhaps it’s an e-mail reference. But it’s hard to figure out what this is about.
Brian Williams: Let the record show Andrea Mitchell is always game for a challenge, though sometimes the material leaves us with more questions than answers.
Here’s my modest proposal for the folks at NBC… Perhaps, Mr. Williams and Ms. Mitchell (and the rest of their “reporters”) should consider reading a newspaper? Or doing some background on the stories that they happen to be covering?