The Russia-Trump collusion story may be the most frustrating story i’ve dealt with in 2017. Why? Because everyone, from every angle, agrees that there is STILL “no evidence” of collusion between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.
This is true even though we now know that almost the entire US intelligence community has been watching the Trump team for well over a year now! This is true even though we now know that the Obama administration was personally spying on various members of the Trump team since the summer. This is true even though we now know that the FBI was explicitly spying on certain Trump supporters for the last few months. Even with all of this scrutiny and now, several months of Congressional investigations, there is NO EVIDENCE of any collusion.
Meanwhile, on any of the various scandals of the Obama administration we had video evidence of lies and fraud… and the media pretended that nothing was amiss.
The juxtaposition between the two extremes is a perfect visual explaining why conservatives are so frustrated with the mainstream media and why conservative media has become such an important influence in America today.
Sadly, the Russia-Trump collusion story continues to hold the media’s attention, even though the only new news is that there is nothing new to say… there is STILL “no evidence” of collusion.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) just explained this fact to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota:
Alisyn Camerota: OK, that makes sense, because here is what we know is on your agenda next week. You’re interviewing FBI director James Comey, National Security Agency director Mike Rogers, the former acting attorney general Sally Yates, former CIA director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. What are you hoping to get out of them? What is the burning question for you?
Peter King: Well, to me, first of all, in a public hearing we’re not going to get very much out because anything that’s pertinent would be classified and would have to be given in a private session. We’ve already had meetings with all of them except for Sally Yates. We’ve met with Comey, we’ve met with Rogers, we’ve met with Brennan, we’ve met with Clapper a number of times in executive sessions, private sessions. And so I don’t know really what more we can get out of it at this stage. I mean, what I would be asking General Clapper publicly as far as he knew as Director of National Intelligence, there’s no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. As far as John Brennan — again, I have to watch what I say because we’ve had a number of executive session hearings. All I can tell you — behind closed doors. All I can tell you is I have not seen any evidence yet that links the Trump campaign to Russia.
Alisyn Camerota: So even not — even not with General Michael Flynn?
Peter King: Not as far as any collusion, no. Not at all.
If you can’t trust a Republican’s word on the issue, how about a Democrat. The ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee also told CNN that there was no evidence of collusion, though Schiff added the word “yet” to his commentary. Sure, it’s a cheap political ploy, but he’s a Democrat. Cheap political ploys is what they do.
Multiple times in a conversation with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Schiff is pushed to answer the question about whether or not there is any “proof” of collusion and each times Schiff demures. Finally, as they close Cuomo brings it up one last time, only this time he phrases it in a manner that would lead viewers to believe that while there is no proof “yet” there might well be some proof soon.
Chris Cuomo: One last sum-up on this and then I want to ask you about taxes. Can you say with confidence at this point that it is premature for people to say there is going to be no proof of collusion?
Adam Schiff: Yes. It’s certainly premature.
See what I mean?
There is no proof. There may be proof one day, but CNN and the Democrats are presuming foul play when no evidence has been found to indicate that something untoward has taken place. It’s wrong and it’s completely opposite of the reaction they had with each and every one of Barack Obama’s crimes.