FALLOUT FROM FAILED “SOFT COUP”
U.S. president Barack Obama is under “intense pressure” to provide proof that Russian hackers were responsible for email leaks that embarrassed the Democratic party and its 2016 standard bearer, Hillary Clinton, during the recently concluded election.
The narrative – touted by Obama and the mainstream media as fact – failed to convince the American people. More importantly, it failed to convince America’s 538 presidential electors, who by and large fulfilled their duty and cast the requisite number of ballots for U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.
Now the hand is being called …
“The administration up until now has provided little documentation to back up its official October assessment that the Russian government was attempting to interfere in the U.S. election,” reported Katie Bo Williams of The Hill. “Nor has it corroborated subsequent leaks from anonymous officials contending that the CIA believes the campaign was an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure (Trump’s) victory.”
Actually, Obama’s administration has provided zero documentation – it has simply parroted claims (like the media) in the hopes this modern-day McCarthyism would be enough to undo the results of November’s stunning Trump upset.
Russia has denied the allegations. So has Julian Assange, whose website Wikileaks published the trove of Democratic emails.
Again, we have yet to see any evidence that Russia “hacked the election.” We have, however, seen plenty of evidence to suggest that leading Democrats are idiotic and corrupt (and hypocritical). As we noted in a recent report “despite all the leftist hyperventilation and hyperbole there’s been no documentation of this seismic claim.”
We’ve also seen evidence to suggest this whole Cold War narrative is part of a larger effort by liberal financier George Soros to provoke war with Russia (an effort that has been embraced enthusiastically by GOP warmongers).
Whoever hacked the Democrats, it doesn’t change the corruption that was exposed. Also, the last time we checked this wasn’t the issue that decided the election. It was, as ever, the economy.
Most importantly, America has no business needlessly provoking Russia with anti-democratic meddling in Eastern Europe when our government can’t even secure its own borders. And is $20 trillion in debt.
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