Perhaps one of the most egregious stories in the history of American elections has been simmering for nearly two years, as the liberal left attempts to through a cultural coups against Donald Trump.
The idea that they continue to push, without evidence, is that the populist President benefited from a known, cozy relationship with clandestine Kremlin forces that somehow affected the outcome of the election.
At first, the left pushed the idea that Donald Trump himself may have been some sort of Russian double agents – an insinuation that Hillary Clinton made several times during debates in the lead up to her embarrassment in November 2016. Slowly, as Americans began to scoff loudly at the idea, the democrats backed off just a hair, adjusting their story to the tune of Russians infiltrating the conservative media in order to sow distrust against Hillary Clinton and influence the election.
This, too, fell apart, when Hillary Clinton fully sabotaged herself with her own collusion and corruption – a political reality that was exposed by the intrepid work of Wikileaks and a possible flash of patriotism by Seth Rich.
Now, however, evidence of Russian bots working their narrative via Twitter have emerged. Worse yet, there is now conclusive evidence of the Obama administration having knowledge of these transgressions and ordering national security agencies to stand down, allowing this nasty subversion of sovereignty.
Michael Daniel confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice ordered him and his staff to “stand down” in 2016 in regard to Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election.
Daniel, special assistant to former President Barack Obama and White House cybersecurity coordinator, told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that quotes attributed to him in the book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, were an “accurate rendering of the conversation” he had with Rice and his staff.
Daniel’s staff reportedly responded to the order in “disbelief.”
Over the past year, the Obama administration has been criticized for allegedly being aware of Russian attempts to influence the electionyet primarily remaining silent on the subject.
The spin that we’ll hear from the leftist media will be predictable here. Undoubtedly, they will allege that, in order to gather information about the intrusions, they must have been allowed to continue.
Unfortunately, that excuse is flimsier than a paper towel in a monsoon.
The evidence being “gathered” by Susan Rice during this time was likely never going to be used to stop the Russian, but, rather, it would be used to accuse the Donald Trump campaign of rigging the election, thusly delegitimizing the will of We The People in 2016.
Shame is an ugly cologne, and I imagine that the D.C. swamp smells fairly ripe this week.