After Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein yesterday announced the indictments against 12 Russians for hacking Hillary and the Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign – crimes they will never be tried for – CNN and the East Coast media didn’t miss a beat in looping the story back to the Donald, because at the end of the day Barack Obama, on whose watch the hacking occurred, had to be protected, and the Donald taken down.
The indictments were announced by Rosenstein three days before the Donald was to meet with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, which conveniently allowed CNN and the others to put the focus on the Donald, not Barack, under whose watch the alleged crimes took place.
So CNN, the New York Times and Washington Post and other still friendly Obama media were able to turn the story onto Trump and what he was going to do with Putin in the face of these attacks on America. Was he going to confront him? Was he going to stand up for America in the face of these attacks? Or was he, as CNN has alleged all along, buddies with Putin and more Russian than American?
But what the scolding newsreaders at CNN failed to mention and will keep failing to mention until their teleprompters crash and burn, was the fact that Rosenstein said there was no Americans involved in the Russian meddling – namely collusion with the Trump campaign – or the fact that all the indictments covered a time when Obama was president.
So far, special counsel Robert Mueller has failed in over eighteen months to come up with one instance when Trump campaign workers and Russians worked together to try and influence the election. The recent indictments showed the Russians acted alone.
In an upcoming book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff and David Corn, the authors concluded that while Trump and his people had contact with high Russian officials before he was president, they were unable to secure a meeting with Putin, and were more interested in getting help on business deals than on the election.
Isikoff and Corn did establish in their book the hacking by Russians into the Hillary campaign and the DNC, but that was apart from any interaction with Trump, and initiated by the Russians because Putin hated Obama and Clinton and wanted to mess with them, not so much help Trump.
They found that Obama’s White House knew about the Russian attempts to meddle, and in the summer of 2016, around the time Trump had accepted the Republican nomination to be their presidential candidate, there was a discussion inside the White House about what to do against the Russian hacking. The cybersecurity experts in the Obama administration wanted to go after Russians and back them off, but Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice told them to “stand down” and “knock it off,” preventing American security experts from investigating the Russian hacking.
The rest is history. The Donald wins the election, and afterwards a Special Counsel is appointed to investigate alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, and CNN, the network created by the Obama Administration, goes berserk with hysterical news stories and panels every day and night about Donald colluding with the Russians, often with information leaked from the FBI or Mueller’s team.
The day of Trump’s inauguration, Susan Rice wrote a curious memo to herself on her last day in her position as National Security Advisor about a meeting that supposedly took place between herself, FBI Director James Comey, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama to discuss the administration’s reticence to act against the Russians.
Rice wrote to herself: “President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities ‘by the book.’ The president stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.”
A curious mind might ask, “why would the National Security Advisor write herself a memo the last day of the Obama administration that says her boss president Obama, with the vice president, FBI director and deputy attorney general as witnesses, say he want’s things done ‘by the book’ by the intelligence and law enforcement agencies?”
A skeptical mind might say Rice’s was an ass-covering note to one’s self.
It was written about eight months after a fake dossier paid for by Hillary and the DNC, with the direction from the Obama White House, was produced by a hack former British agent to undermine the Donald and his campaign, then sent through a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) judge to issue a warrant to the FBI to spy on Trump, an investigation given to FBI agent Peter Strzok, who we have learned from his some 30,000 text messages with his lover at the FBI, Lisa Page, hated Trump with a passion.
In their text messages, Page talked of her fear of Trump being elected, Strzok reassuring her that would “stop” him and had an “insurance policy” of sorts, and then Page’s text a couple of months before the election that “POTUS” – namely Obama – wants to know everything we’re doing.”
When that Page text was written, Obama and his Oval Office staff knew of the Russian hacking, Susan Rice had a month or so earlier issued her “stand down” order not to push back or investigate the Russian interference, and the matter had become a Trump-Russian collusion investigation under control of the FBI and Justice department, apparently Barack’s preferred means of investigation.
Then, on Inauguration Day for Trump, Rice texts herself to officially confirm that Obama didn’t push back on the Russians because he wanted the normal Justice Department and Intelligence people to do their jobs “by the book.”
In the aftermath of the Russian indictments, Trump tweeted that “the stories you hear about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration.”
But CNN and its pals in the East Coast news rooms were not deterred.
The Washington Post blared a headline: “AFTER BEING TOLD OF RUSSIAN INDICTMENTS, TRUMP STILL ASPIRED TO BE FRIENDS WITH PUTIN.
CNN brought on former CIA Director Michael Hayden, who said “he anticipates many more indictments – including those of Americans – to come in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.”
Or, as Saul Alinsky might have said: “Spread doubt and chaos and fear, demonize the enemy, and keep the focus off yourself.”
And off the truth.