After two years, and zero hard evidence produced by a witch hunt that has cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars for no apparent reason, it really should be obvious that any “collusion” between the Trump campaign and/or presidency and “Russia” is all in the wishful thinkers’ heads. That does not mean they are giving up the ghost on trying to make the narrative come true.
For example, a detailed analysis prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee explained in detail how pro-Trump Russian agents “harnessed the major players of America’s tech industry in a sophisticated propaganda effort that was far more extensive than originally understood.” The initiative’s focus was on, among other things, suppressing the African-American vote.
But what’s less understood is the degree to which the Russian campaign continued well after it successfully aided the Kremlin’s preferred American candidate. In fact, as the Washington Post reported overnight, the Russian effort specifically targeted Special Counsel Robert Mueller – the man the Republican White House sees as a dangerous nemesis.
Months after President Trump took office, Russia’s disinformation teams trained their sights on a new target: special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Having worked to help get Trump into the White House, they now worked to neutralize the biggest threat to his staying there.
The Russian operatives unloaded on Mueller through fake accounts on Facebook, Twitter and beyond, falsely claiming that the former FBI director was corrupt and that the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election were crackpot conspiracies.
The Post’s report also cited research from a Clemson University team, which found that Russians tweeted about Mueller more than 5,000 times: “Some called for his firing, while others mocked him as incompetent and still others campaigned for the end of his ‘entire fake investigation.’”
How did the Washington Post, or MSNBC for that matter, get ahold of documentation headed for the Senate Intelligence Committee? And why, if Bob Mueller is supposed to be the savior of the republic according to these people, are they suddenly turning on him?
The pivots are dizzying. The only thing that seems to be obvious, though, is that these people were and are hell-bent on President Donald Trump being booted from the White House.
Yeah, the press did that once with bad publicity. That does not mean such a move is going to work again.