Fusion GPS Blames Russia For UK Election Results
Fusion GPS Blames Russia For UK Election Results
Fusion GPS is at it again folks. This time Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch penned an op-ed that informs the British electorate that they voted conservative because Russia told them to.
Yes indeed. Not only that, but their entire op-ed ALSO implies that the 2016 BREXIT vote to leave the EU was run by the Russians.
“The British political system has become thoroughly compromised by Russian influence. It’s high time its institutions – including the media – woke up to that fact. In 2016, both the United Kingdom and the United States were the targets of Russian efforts to swing their votes. The aim was to weaken the alliances that had constrained Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, such as the European Union and Nato.”
With the help of their good friend and pal, Christopher Steele, Glenn and Peter are here to sound the warning siren once again. In fact, they want whistleblowers!
“Many US institutions have shown more backbone and independence than their UK counterparts. Some of those who served in the Trump administration, such as the British-born Fiona Hill and Lt Col Alexander Vindman, have been willing to stand up in public and tell the truth, despite intimidation from the president and his allies. In the UK, the courageous whistleblowers needed to expose Russian influence have yet to emerge.”
Isn’t that something? Let’s have some whistleblowers stand up (behind the curtains) and try to overturn yesterday’s vote through a scheme of innuendo and second-hand information. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
It’s ok though. They are just climbing onto Hillary’s bandwagon. As I wrote here, Hillary went into lecture mode about delaying Britain’s Russia report until after the election. It was “shameful” you guys. Isn’t it just something that a 2X failed Presidential candidate thinks it’s quite ok to tell another country how to govern?
Glenn and Peter are absolutely certain that Russia is the reason why the UK election resulted in the Labour Party getting shellacked like they did. Jeremy Corbin evidently wasn’t a consideration for them as he was supposed to win. A few reasons why he and Labour lost are:
Golly, looking at the list, much of it resembles a certain failure of a campaign in 2016. Hi Hillary!!
Nahhhh…it’s the Russians dammit!
It’s worth reminding our readers that Russia’s expenditures in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election cycle Russia only spent $100,000 on digital ads and $46K on Facebook ads. How much did the Clinton and Trump campaigns spend? $81K on Facebook ads. Yet we are somehow supposed to believe that that piddly amount of spending by the Russians was enough to rig the election in favor of Trump?
Given this latest op-ed from the Fusion GPS folks, that’s the only conclusion we are supposed to draw from this.
Keep in mind, Christopher Steele won’t discuss any of his assertions regarding Russian influence in Britain or even the U.S. in court. Why? British libel laws are much stricter than U.S. libel laws.
But that’s ok! You see, Russia did it!
Disgraced in US, the Fusion GPS team tries to sell the product in Britain. https://t.co/dRDI4MDcDv
— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 13, 2019
Exactly. The timing of their op-ed is quite something. It hit the airwaves just as it was becoming very clear that the Labour Party had failed miserably. So, rather than blame Corbyn, let’s make Russia the culprit. Good times.
Stop me if you heard this one before: overconfident liberals have a tantrum after losing a national election because they put up a bad candidate and stayed home, electing a brash braggart with bad hair
Next up: a bad-faith investigation into the winner and zero self-reflection.
— Razor (@hale_razor) December 13, 2019
As to how unhinged this whole idea of Russia conspiracy makes people?
I am really sad. I love my friends in the UK and a dumb, bigoted muppet is running your country and is about to starve you of medicine and food and start a global depression. And make no mistake: Putin rigged yours like he rigged ours. Your "leaders" are just complicit toadies
— Stefanie Iris Weiss #nowarwithiran (@EcoSexuality) December 12, 2019
Gosh, isn’t she something? As for Jeremy Corbyn? He’s SAD!
Quite the litany of excuses. He had so much public support! And yet the votes weren’t there. None of this was his fault y’all! The party membership didn’t work as hard as they were supposed to. People were mean to me!
Channeling Hillary Clinton is NOT a good look Jeremy.
As for Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch, and Fusion GPS, telling British citizens that their votes were totally influenced by Russia takes a lot of chutzpah. Telling British citizens that the media has been bought by Russia and therefore the election was rigged is quite arrogant of them.
But then, that’s how they roll. Which country’s election will they next blame Russia for? France?
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