The Patriot Post® · Hypocrite Dems Cry Foul Over Foreign Oppo-Research
“Somebody comes up and says, ‘Hey, I have information on your opponent.’ Do you call the FBI? … This is someone that said, ‘We have information on your opponent.’ Oh, let me call the FBI. Give me a break. Life doesn’t work that way,” President Donald Trump stated in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Bill Clinton’s communications director-turned “journalist” was questioning whether Trump would immediately call the FBI should a foreigner offer information on his political opponent. Trump added, “I think maybe you do both. There’s nothing wrong with listening. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go, maybe to the FBI.”
Once again the Democrats and their Leftmedia cohorts rushed to their well-worn fainting couches. Trump would accept foreign governments influencing America’s elections, they all shrieked. Never mind the fact that neither Trump nor Stephanopoulos ever said the opposition information was coming from a foreign government or agent. No matter; leftists simply assumed intent.
On Friday, Trump sought to clarify his statements, saying, “If I thought anything was incorrect or badly stated, I’d report it to the attorney general [and] the FBI. I’d report it to law enforcement, absolutely.” Obviously, Trump was not advocating breaking the law, and he is correct in noting that listening to someone, even a foreigner, is not a crime.
But leave it to Democrats to only see criminal intent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed this proves Trump “does not know right from wrong,” and that “everybody in the country should be totally appalled by what the president said.” Please. And of course, “It’s just one more thing that we have to justify impeachment — when and if it comes,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) vacuously insisted.
The truth is this was just Trump being Trump, speaking his mind freely as an everyman and not as a carefully honed politician. It’s what endeared him to his supporters, but it has also given his opponents ammunition to attack him.
However, what makes the Democrats’ latest conniption fit over Trump’s comments so asinine is the rank hypocrisy.
It was Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party who actually sought and paid for foreign opposition research against Trump. Foreign agent Christopher Steele was hired by Team Clinton, and he was responsible for creating the infamous anti-Trump dossier that was then used by the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign. This was in turn used as the impetus for creating Robert Mueller’s investigation into the false Trump/Russia collusion narrative. And even after it was proven fallacious, it’s still being used by Democrats as an excuse to justify their calls for impeachment.
So who is it that doesn’t know right from wrong?