Media Has A New Twist On The Trump Russia Narrative
Media Has A New Twist On The Trump Russia Narrative
The media just cannot quit the Trump Russia narrative. Last evening the NY Times rolled out a story regarding Russia working to interfere in the 2020 election.
“Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, in a disclosure that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him.”
And that’s just the start of the story the NY Times fish wrap is peddling. This was a full briefing to the entire House Intelligence Committee. Yet what does the Times say? Since Adam Schiff was there, the President got ticked off and complained that Democrats would use the news that Russia is once again attempting swing yet another election Trump’s way.
I love how CNN is trying to frame it as Trump is skeptical of the assessment. When it is more likely that Trump is concerned that Adam Schiff and his leaker pals would run to the media with this information.
And suddenly, we have a Trump Russia story! Keep in mind that the story is riddled with those wonderful UNNAMED SOURCES. Five of them to be exact. The conclusion is, this is why Joseph Maguire is out.
“Maguire had been considered a leading candidate to be nominated for the post of DNI, White House aides had said. But Trump’s opinion shifted last week when he heard from a GOP ally that the intelligence official in charge of election security, who works for Maguire, gave a classified briefing last Thursday to the House Intelligence Committee on 2020 election security.”
When reading through the Times and WaPo stories, one thing jumps out at me. Those unnamed sources that have lots to say about not much. Since those unnamed sources are so willing to run to the media, maybe, as David Marcus suggests, we should just give them a seat at the table.
Supposedly Trump was told that a separate private briefing was given to Adam Schiff. Except that the Washington Post makes it clear there wasn’t a private briefing, just one in front of the full committee.
With the rollout of these stories, a new twist on that Russia narrative is being peddled. You know what it is? Let’s slow roll or bury the news so it won’t hurt Trump’s reelection chances!
Some current and ex-intel officials expressed fears that Richard Grenell may have been put in place explicitly to slow the pace of info on election interference to Congress. The revelations about Trump's confrontation with Maguire raised new concerns about Grenell’s appointment. https://t.co/NEdqx6ee8b
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 20, 2020
Sigh. I am oh so tired and infuriated that the media and far too many in politics cannot just LET IT GO!. Trump is President. Period. Hillary Clinton LOST. Period. Did Russia try to interfere in the 2016 election? Yes. Did that interference at the cost of a drop in the bucket, have any bearing on the results? NO. Has Russia tried to interfere in other elections? I’d say that is definite.
Would the Trump Administration consider Russia interfering in the 2020 election as problematic? Yes, anyone should. But is this REALLY the gotcha the media wants it to be? According to Elizabeth Warren it is!
Russia is interfering in our election again to help elect Trump.
After members of Congress were briefed about this threat, Trump fired the acting Director of National Intelligence.
Trump is shredding the rule of law—and the integrity of our democracy.https://t.co/0P3A4dDueJ
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 20, 2020
You know, John Brennan should really sit this one out. Instead he decides to ring the alarm bell.
We are now in a full-blown national security crisis. By trying to prevent the flow of intelligence to Congress, Trump is abetting a Russian covert operation to keep him in office for Moscow’s interests, not America’s. https://t.co/Vj6lUV5ZNu
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) February 21, 2020
Everybody is connecting the dots and coming up with Trump Russia is happening right before our very eyes!
As I stated earlier, this entire narrative is getting incredibly tiresome. Yet they continue to bash their heads against that brick wall in hopes that their favorite narrative will suddenly be true!
Trump is polling incredibly well. Meanwhile, the Democrat candidates had a cranky slugfest last night with Mike Bloomberg as the punching bag. With the media running this new narrative, do they really believe that Russia wouldn’t try and target them?
Which Democrat candidate would the media and Democrats prefer? Are they so sure that Russia wouldn’t try to target any one of them? In their tiny little anti-Trump minds, it won’t happen because Russia only hates Republicans or something.
Where did all these leaks come from for this new old tiresome Russia Trump narrative? Here’s one possible culprit.
We count on the intelligence community to inform Congress of any threat of foreign interference in our elections.
If reports are true and the President is interfering with that, he is again jeopardizing our efforts to stop foreign meddling.
Exactly as we warned he would do. https://t.co/viSBlnA1nb
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 21, 2020
President Donald J. Trump was not supposed to win in 2016. Therefore we have been subjected to the Trump Russia narrative over and over again. Keep throwing that narrative against the brick wall folks. You’ll still end up with only a headache, and four more years of Trump.
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