Update: As we write below, “if there was any death drop evidence against Donald Trump that would have finished him off, that drop dead evidence would have been dropped a few days before the election.” Rolling Stone looney Matt Taibbi, after calling President Trump a “pig” and a “menace”, pretty much says the same thing as us in his warning to Big Media:
Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media [snip]
This is the former Director of National Intelligence telling all of us that as of 12:01 a.m. on January 20th, when he left government, the intelligence agencies had no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and the government of Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Virtually all of the explosive breaking news stories on the Trump-Russia front dating back months contain some version of this same disclaimer. [snip]
In the extant case, whether the investigation involved a potential Logan Act violation, or election fraud, or whatever, the CIA, FBI, and NSA had the ability to act both before and after Donald Trump was elected. But they didn’t, and we know why, because James Clapper just told us – they didn’t have evidence to go on.
It’s an inversion of T.R. ‘speak loudly ’cause you got a little stick’. Why would the Obama Dimocrats and Big Media make such a loud noise if they got nothing? Among others, try Alinsky Rule # 9 “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
Taibbi notes how Big Media seasons its nothing-burger with phrases such as “so far” “to date” and “as yet” to hold out Obama style false hope that someday something will be found to stop the unstoppable President Donald J. Trump.
Speaking of threats and our call for a “Truth Commission” our newly minted Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a doozy – Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested Thursday that he would be open to the appointment of an outside counsel to review actions taken by the Justice Department during the Obama administration. Ay Caramba!
Speaking of Truth Commissions, Obama, and threats:
Surely. What's this? pic.twitter.com/jaczNXTIv0
— Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) March 9, 2017
Yeah, we know it’s years old. But you want to stir sh*t up Barack? Hows yo mama?
It’s over for Trump, again. This time, with a Twitter Tweet barrage, the POTUS with the Mostest smashed through months/years of Big Media narrative nonsense.
Imagine that!!! After years of Big Media “the Russians did it” and “Russians elected Trump” – on one Saturday morning President Mostest of all POTUSes dropped the nuke on all their prefabricated narratives. Well, you don’t have to imagine anything. Here on video is a Kook on the MSNBCnuthouse declaring that the Trump-Russians narrative never was a narrative at all:
“I don’t think any news organization actually claimed there were direct ties between the Trump campaign and Russian spies” says the MSNBCnuthouseKOOK!!! That’s exactly what they have been claiming. Of course that was before POTUS with the Mostest Trump did the schlong-kabong!!!
At TrumpHater central, Andrew McCarthy once again notices all the Big Media flippityfloppity:
While You Weren’t Looking, the Democrat–Media Election-Hacking Narrative Just Collapsed
That supposed FBI investigation of collusion with the Russians? Never mind . . . They’re in retreat now. You may have missed it amid President Trump’s startling Saturday tweet storm, the recriminations over president-on-candidate spying, and the Jeff Sessions recusal — a whirlwind weekend. But while you weren’t looking, an elaborate narrative died.
For months, the media-Democrat complex has peddled a storyline that the Putin regime in Russia hacked the U.S. presidential election. [snip]
Into this misleading “Russia hacked the election” narrative, the press and the Dems injected a second explosive allegation — or at least an explosive suspicion that they’ve wanted us to perceive as a credible allegation meriting a serious investigation. The suspicion/allegation is: Not only did Russia hack the election, but there are also enough ties between people in the Trump orbit and operatives of the Putin regime that there are grounds to believe that the Trump campaign was complicit in Russia’s hacking of the election.
Transparently, the aim is to undermine the legitimacy of Trump’s election victory.
Finally, the third prong, without the support of which the stool would collapse: the impression that the FBI has been feverishly investigating what is said to be the Trump campaign’s collusion in what is said to be the Russian hacking of the election. This reporting is designed to get you saying to yourself: “Why would there be such a zealous investigation by FBI agents — in addition to several other intelligence and law-enforcement agents — unless there really were grave reasons to believe the shocking election-hacking conspiracy narrative?”
That was the #NotMyPresident narrative pushed by Big Media. Then Trump stomped and bompped. Now the Big Media narrative is kaput:
A New York Times report perfectly illustrates the three-prong scheme. On January 19, under the alarming headline “Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry into Trump Associates,” the paper began its report as follows:
WASHINGTON — American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said. The continuing counterintelligence investigation means that Mr. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday with his associates under investigation and after the intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian government had worked to help elect him. As president, Mr. Trump will oversee those agencies and have the authority to redirect or stop at least some of these efforts.
Could what’s going on be more obvious? The Times would have you believe that the Russians “worked to help elect” Trump because the intelligence agencies have said so. [snip]
After all, the underlying allegation of an election-hacking conspiracy between the Putin regime and the Trump campaign is nonsense, so there must necessarily be an innocent interpretation. And, lo and behold, the Times itself provides it — further down in the story, after all the sensational conspiracy mongering:
It is not clear whether the intercepted communications had anything to do with Mr. Trump’s campaign, or Mr. Trump himself. It is also unclear whether the inquiry has anything to do with an investigation into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computers and other attempts to disrupt the elections in November.
See? It is entirely possible that the FBI and other investigative agencies are not pursuing, and have never pursued, a Trump-campaign angle on the hacking. [snip]
But the innocent interpretation, the more likely interpretation, is not what the media and Democrats have wanted us to believe.
For months, they have titillated their audience with the election-hacking conspiracy fantasy. When they cover their behinds by mentioning the possibility of innocence, it is in the fine print.
There we see, in big print, the Big Media anti-Trump “Russia Did It” #NotMyPresident narrative collapse. That alone is a great Saturday morning bit of work by POTUS with the Mostest. But President Trump did not only build a great wall of defense. President Trump has begun the onslaught offensive:
But still, the media and Democrats have always had a serious vulnerability here — one they’ve never acknowledged because they’ve been too swept away by the political success of the fantasy narrative. It is this: At a certain point, if compelling evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to steal the election did not materialize, the much more interesting question becomes “How did the government obtain all this information that has been leaked to the media to prop up the story?”
The most plausible answer to that question: The Obama administration, through the Justice Department and the FBI, was investigating the associates of the opposition party’s presidential nominee, and perhaps even the nominee himself, during the campaign. Otherwise, what explanation can there be for all of the investigative information — much of it classified, and thus illegal to disclose — that has been funneled to the press?
Now that they’ve been called on it, the media and Democrats are gradually retreating from the investigation they’ve been touting for months as the glue for their conspiracy theory. In short, the media and Democrats have been playing with fire for months. The use of law-enforcement and national-security assets to investigate one’s political opponents during a heated election campaign has always been a potentially explosive story.
Let’s not kid ourselves: If the roles were reversed, and a Republican administration had investigated officials tied to the campaign of the Democrats’ nominee, we would be drowning in a sea of Watergate 2.0 coverage.
Well, this weekend, the potentially explosive story detonated. It happened in the now familiar way: jaw-dropping tweets by President Trump.
Now that we’re supposed to believe there was no real investigation of Trump and his campaign, what else can we conclude but that there was no real evidence of collusion between the campaign and Russia . . . which makes sense, since Russia did not actually hack the election, so the purported objective of the collusion never existed.
Poof, goes the narrative. It was obvious to those of us involved in skullduggery and politics for a long time that the Big Media narrative was bogus. If anybody stops to think, it becomes obvious that the Big Media collusion narrative never made any sense. Indeed, you don’t have to be an expert on anything but living to see the Big Media narrative against Trump never made any sense because it was all bluster and threats of something/anything to come.
Consider the usual possibilities in life. Teddy Roosevelt laid it out quite well in his “speak softly but carry a big stick” declaration. That’s another way of saying “you don’t have to make threats if you’ve got a nuke”.
Picture yourself in a dark alley with a bunch of muggers. The muggers don’t have to make threats. You’re going to hand over your wallets, purses, jewelry, watches, everything without the muggers having to make a threat. The opposite is a scrawny kid that comes up to you in a mall and says “give me your money or else!” You look at the scrawny kid and say “or else what you shrimp? go away or I will beat the sh*t out of you.” Put that scenario into the context of the 2016 political season.
All throughout the 2016 campaign season we heard Big Media declare that Trump would collapse. There were too many secrets, too many problems, too many of something or other that would bring Trump down. But those all turned out to be empty threats. And, there’s a life lesson here, opponents don’t bother with threats if they can stomp you out. Every comic book supervillain knows you don’t give a big speech before you kill the hero – you just kill the hero if you can. Threats are for losers.
In short, if there was any death drop evidence against Donald Trump that would have finished him off, that drop dead evidence would have been dropped a few days before the election. Instead all we got was noise, noise and threats. But the threats never became real. That’s the clue there was no there there.
The biggest real threat to candidate Trump dropped just before the election. It was the video of Trump with Billy Bush. Trump overcame that.
Then on the night before the election, Trump hater Louise Mensch published a story on Heat Street:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI ‘Granted FISA Warrant’ Covering Trump Camp’s Ties To Russia
That story on Heat Street dropped on election eve, November 7 at 10:18 p.m. The now completely discredited narrative article did not have much of an impact because it came too too late and mostly because Lousy Mensch had long been exposed as a Hillary2016 conspirator – by Wikileaks. Lousy Mensch wrote ads for Hillary2016 a few weeks earlier:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 12, 2016
Lousy Mensch wilted at Heat Street.
Today, Wikileaks struck again. Wikileaks opened Vault 7. For our purposes here is the stunner:
Another profound revelation is that the CIA can engage in “false flag” cyberattacks which portray Russia as the assailant. Discussing the CIA’s Remote Devices Branch’s UMBRAGE group, Wikileaks’ source notes that it “collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.
“With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the “fingerprints” of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from. UMBRAGE components cover keyloggers, password collection, webcam capture, data destruction, persistence, privilege escalation, stealth, anti-virus (PSP) avoidance and survey techniques.”
As Kim Dotcom summarizes this finding, “CIA uses techniques to make cyber attacks look like they originated from enemy state. It turns DNC/Russia hack allegation by CIA into a JOKE”
CIA uses techniques to make cyber attacks look like they originated from enemy state. It turns DNC/Russia hack allegation by CIA into a JOKE
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) March 7, 2017
A total joke. Whatever remained of the “Russia did it” nonsense is now gone. Maybe Big Media will try “the CIA did it” but that won’t happen because that would only prove President Trump’s allegations.
There’s a lot more from WikiLeaks for those interested. Apparently there is potentially another Edward Snowden type at the agency. Apparently the CIA can “hack smartphones, computer operating systems, messenger applications and internet-connected televisions”. And for those inside the Shadow Deep State Government who plot against President Trump, some bad news:
WikiLeaks said the documents show the CIA’s ability to bypass the encryption of popular messenger applications, including WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram and Confide by hacking the smartphones they run on and collecting audio and message traffic before the applications encrypt the user’s texts.
The site said the documents also show how the CIA developed other mobile hacking technologies, including the ability to activate the camera and microphone of a target’s smartphone covertly and surreptitiously retrieve a target’s geolocation, audio and text communications.
WikiLeaks said one of the documents also shows how the CIA developed a program to hack internet-connected televisions in conjunction with British intelligence. The attacks can place Samsung smart TVs in a fake off mode, so the owner believes the television is switched off, while in reality it is functioning as a bug and recording conversations in the room, WikiLeaks said.
All those EPA and DOJ plotters against President Trump are now on notice that their secret Snapchats and Confides are grabbed.
President Trump will have to take control of this monster. “That’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did.”
Add to all that an NSA Whistleblower who declares “I think the president is absolutely right. His phone calls, everything he did electronically, was being monitored.” Illegally. By Obama Watergaters. ObamaGate!!! Not for Russia ties, but to destroy Trump politically and subvert our democracy.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has opened an inquiry into allegations the FBI worked with the British spy who authored a controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump during the 2016 election. [snip]
“The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for President in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends,” Grassley wrote.
“It is additionally troubling that the FBI reportedly agreed to such an arrangement given that, in January of 2017, then-Director Clapper issued a statement stating that ‘the [intelligence community] has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions.’”
Seems like POTUS with the Mostest is making his enemies Toastest.