Media Loses Interest in Clinton, Turns Back on Trump
MSM blasts Trump for "believing" Putin, while ignoring the connections between Clinton, Russia and Fusion.
Every headline should be focused on the corrupt behavior of the DNC, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation — especially its funding of the phony dossier on Donald Trump. Instead, what America gets is more anti-Trump obsession as the mainstream media continues to beat the dead horse of the Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy. Evidently, for the MSM fantasy is preferable to reality.
Over the weekend, a clearly apoplectic CNN reported that Trump was “done confronting President Vladimir Putin over his country’s election meddling.” When questioned, Trump stated, “[Putin] said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times.” Trump added, “Every time he sees me, he says, ‘I didn’t do that.’ And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it.” It was this kind of nuanced language that prompted the Leftmedia to fawn over Barack Obama, and yet with Trump, somehow all the nuance is lost. Notice that Trump never said that he believes Putin didn’t meddle…
And there’s a good reason for Trump’s rather cryptic response. As he stated earlier, “You have President Putin very strongly, vehemently, [saying] he has nothing to do with that. Now, you are not going to get into an argument, you are going to start talking about Syria and the Ukraine.” He also tweeted, “Hope for [Putin’s] help to solve, along with China, the dangerous North Korea crisis.” Regardless of the fact that Russia sought to meddle in the election, something we’re certain has long been Moscow’s practice, the U.S. must still attempt to maintain some semblance of a working relationship. Trump clearly understands this priority over that of the Leftmedia and its continuous anti-Trump Resistance™ crusade.
But back to that dubious dossier and the Russian story on which the media should be focused. We now know that Glenn Simpson, head of Fusion GPS, met with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya on the same day she had the infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner. An innocent coincidence? Why won’t the Leftmedia, which has been so concerned with Russian election meddling, bother to dig into this interesting piece of information? Given that Fusion GPS was the firm responsible for the phony dossier, this meeting was most certainly not an “unrelated coincidence.” Ah, but that would mean digging into Hillary’s campaign, something the MSM is loath to do.
On another note, it’s now being reported that there is evidence of a second dossier — and this one alleges financial misconduct by major donors to the Clinton Foundation. It would seem that this second dossier, also created by Fusion GPS, may have been the pretext of dirt on Clinton that Veselnitskaya used to set up the meeting with Trump Jr. National Review’s Andrew McCarthy writes:
My conjecture is that there are three explanations for what happened here, none of which excludes the others: (a) The Russians do not understand American political campaigns well enough to appreciate that alleged misconduct by a donor does not hurt a candidate if the candidate is not complicit in the misconduct; (b) the Putin regime attempted (unsuccessfully) to lure the Trump campaign into its anti–Magnitsky Act [adoption law] effort by convincing Don Trump Jr. and other campaign officials that there was a useful anti-Clinton angle to be exploited; and (c) the Putin regime calculated that, simply by taking a meeting with a Kremlin emissary on the promise of damaging information about Clinton, the Trump campaign would foolishly expose itself to blackmail by Putin.
As we have stated repeatedly, Putin couldn’t care less who won the election. Russia’s aim was to sow distrust in the American electoral system, and Fusion GPS evidently played a key role.