Krauthammer: "Bungled collusion is still collusion"


#1

An interesting article for debate:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bungled-collusion-is-still-collusion/2017/07/13/68c7f72a-67f3-11e7-8eb5-cbccc2e7bfbf_story.html?utm_term=.6f7669bae717

The Russia scandal has entered a new phase, and there’s no going back.

For six months, the White House claimed that this scandal was nothing more than innuendo about Trump campaign collusion with Russia in meddling in the 2016 election. Innuendo for which no concrete evidence had been produced.

Yes, there were several meetings with Russian officials, some only belatedly disclosed. But that is circumstantial evidence at best. Meetings tell you nothing unless you know what happened in them. We didn’t. Some of these were casual encounters in large groups, like the famous July 2016 Kislyak-Sessions exchange of pleasantries at the Republican National Convention. Big deal.

I was puzzled. Lots of coverup, but where was the crime? Not even a third-rate burglary. For six months, smoke without fire. Yes, President Trump himself was acting very defensively, as if he were hiding something. But no one ever produced the something.

My view was: Collusion? I just don’t see it. But I’m open to empirical evidence. Show me.

The evidence is now shown. This is not hearsay, not fake news, not unsourced leaks. This is an email chain released by Donald Trump Jr. himself. A British go-between writes that there’s a Russian government effort to help Trump Sr. win the election, and as part of that effort he proposes a meeting with a “Russian government attorney” possessing damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Moreover, the Kremlin is willing to share troves of incriminating documents from the Crown Prosecutor. (Error: Britain has a Crown Prosecutor. Russia has a Prosecutor General.)

Donald Jr. emails back. “I love it.” Fatal words.


#2

What’s “fatal” about those words??? At the time of this meeting, Trump Jr. was a private citizen without a single government connection. If someone had come to ME claiming to have damaging information about Hillary, I’D be perfectly happy to hear what they have to say…and, I dare say, SO WOULD YOU. As it happened, there wasn’t any such information so no big deal.


#3

More fake news, this entire witch hunt was based on the fairy tale that Russia hacked the election. Now that everyone knows that was a lie they are trying to say collusian with Russia has been the point all along, in spite of the fact that any campaign can collude with anyone they want when doing opposition research.

Next they will try to prove that Ivanka ate a sandwich in a restaurant with a Russian cook, and she KNEW it was a Russian cook when she chose the restaurant!

Rabid, irrational witch hunting by petulant children who cannot accept that they LOST and the American people are tired of their crap.

I hope they can keep this up until the midterms, it would be great to get one more election in before they start trying to act like adults.


#4

Will they ever?


#5

No. (I have to bulk this up before it will post)