Back in February The Washington Post unveiled its new slogan “Democracy dies in darkness” when the paper began being referred to as “the fake news media” by President Trump along with The New York Times and CNN.
Democracy dies in darkness all right; the media is trying to strangle it in an unlit alley.
These same media outlets which were quick to report on possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia are now slow to say how The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s administration may have legally but unethically spied on Trump’s campaign.
Like a juggler trying to keep three balls in the air, the “Russiagate” scandal has three scenarios the press is desperate to keep aloft: the question of whether the Russians somehow “hacked our election”, whether any Trump people “colluded” with the Russians and whether anyone in Obama's administration used our intelligence apparatus to spy on political opponents.
The Drudge Report™ headlined its webpage with “Rice Ordered Spy Docs On Trump” with a link to The Daily Caller which published a report at 10:08 PM Monday night exposing Obama’s national security advisor, Susan Rice, for “ordering US spy agencies to produce detailed spreadsheets of legal phone calls” involving candidate Trump and his aides according to former US Attorney Joseph diGenova. diGenova further notes, “The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by any of Trump’s associates, or anyone they were speaking with. In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people on the calls.”
diGenova tweeted in February, “What’s happening here is a coup d’état…This is designed to create the atmospherics for an impeachment.”
This exploding scandal constitutes a serious abuse of privacy and raises troubling questions about the use of intelligence operations for political purposes. And for Rice to pull a “Sgt. Schultz” saying, “I know nothing about this” is nothing short of farcical.
Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.
The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, has vigorously searched for proof to support the Dem narrative on Russiagate. At one point, Schiff was convinced he had Trump and the Republicans on the ropes. Now, not so much. Why?
On Thursday, March 31, White House counsel Don McGahn invited ol’ Schiffty to see the documents House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes had been shown.
Viewed docs today at White House invitation. Here are my thoughts: pic.twitter.com/EZ5COuoVVU— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 31, 2017
Kurt Schlicter published a rant at Townhall describing the Democrat Party as “less a political organization than a disorganized crime ring…They’re dumb, but they're not so stupid as not to realize that this Putin nonsense, manufactured as a pathetic excuse for their utter humiliation in November, is falling apart. With the help of their media minions, they hope if they keep shouting “Look, Russians!” we’ll grow so bored we’ll just tune out. It’s their only hope for keeping Obama’s buddies off the chopping block.”
MITCHELL: Did you leak the name of Mike Flynn?— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 4, 2017
SUSAN RICE: "I leaked nothing to nobody. And never would." —via @MSNBC pic.twitter.com/WTJYwHUs7S
will the media take the same position when Obama's people are "incidentally" surveilled and Trump unmasks and disseminates, I wonder...?— Baby Goat Alliance (@AceofSpadesHQ) April 4, 2017