The Mueller Report finds absolutely no evidence whatsoever of collusion between Team Trump and the Russians over the election. There’s a bit more equivocation over whether Team Trump were inclined to tell Mueller’s team to bugger off a bit more strongly than you’re supposed to to a Special Prosecutor but that’s about it.
But, of course, this cannot be allowed to stand. To agree that foreigners didn’t swing it for Trump is to admit that perhaps Hillary wasn’t the most qualified candidate ever. Or that Americans are, to a significant degree, rural chumps. Or, even, that the grand Progressive movement isn’t quite to the taste of a sufficient plurality of Americans. None of which are really things that the Democrats, or the New York Times – but I repeat myself – want to have to admit.
So, anything to show that in fact Trump really was helped by the Russians. At which point we get this tweet from Trump:
Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax…And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn’t exist. So now the Dems and their partner, the Fake News Media,…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019
The NYT headline from it?
Trump Admits, Then Denies Russia ‘Helping Me to Get Elected’
Seriously folks, we’re parsing tweets now to see if they can be twisted into an admission of legal guilt? Tweets from a man whose writings and sayings are famously imprecise anyway?
Some people need to get a life, don’t they?
As explained, not behind a paywall:
Donald Trump on Thursday was forced to backtrack from his own admission that Russia helped him win the 2016 election, and continued to try to discredit Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III after he signaled the president broke federal laws.
Seriously? A bit of slightly infelicitous phrasing is proof now?
I’d say the useful lesson from this is to entirely wipe out any thought that the American press can be said to be impartial. But then we knew that anyway, right?
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