Norm Sauer: Truth will out
June 10, 2017
One doesn't have to look too hard to know there is a mainstream media bias to destroy the Trump administration. So far, the media's desired outcome of impeachment continues blindly in search of a justification.
The media's incessant drumming of collusion based on anonymous sources has 59 percent of Democrats believing Russia hacked the November vote to give Trump the election according to an Economist/YouGov poll conducted May 20-23.
The media's propaganda may also be responsible for the murderous rage and irrationality demonstrated by some on the left against President Trump. An example is last week's viral photograph of Kathy Griffin holding up a bloodied decapitated head of President Trump, and Portland mayor cancelling a pro-Trump rally because a murderous knife attacker supported Bernie.
For going on a year investigations by our intelligence agencies and oversight by Congressional committees have found no evidence of Russian collusion. This lack of evidence of collusion has been publicly stated by Sen. Feinstein (D-California) (twice), former Obama CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA chief Mike Morrell, as well as House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff (D-California).
To those of you not suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, I suggest you look at and compare the past actions of Democrats in their relations with the Russians. Consider:
Trump never delivered a "Reset" button to the Russians, Hillary Clinton did.
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Trump was never a business partner who received $35 million dollars from the Russiana investment fund nicknamed "Putin's Child." John Podesta, Hillary's campaign manager, was.
Trump was never paid $500,000 for a speech in Moscow by Renaissance Capital which was tied to Russian intelligence. Bill Clinton was.
Trump never approved the sale of 20% of American uranium while Secretary of State to Rosicom, the Russian State Nuclear Agency. Hillary Clinton did.
Trump never lied and said he wasn't part of the Russia uranium deal. John Podesta and Hillary Clinton did.
Trump never scored $145 million from the shareholders of the uranium company one-fifth sold to the Russians. Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation did.
Trump never received millions of dollars of donations from the Russian oligarchs as part of a Russian nuclear research cluster. The Clinton Foundation did.
And, a reporter's diligent search of Canadian tax records didn't find Trump connected in financial dealing with the Russians. Hillary Clinton was.
There is solid evidence, not anonymous unsubstantiated rumors, of inappropriate dealings with Russia pointing to John Podesta, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation. Yet, little is said about these matters by the main stream "lamestream" media. And those who subscribe to leftist ideology have neither an appreciation of this truthful evidence nor unselective memories.
The mainstream media recently tried to establish a story that proved false that Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, tried to establish a communications "back channel" with the Russians. Really! If the Trump team colluded with the Russians before the 2016 election why was Kushner now trying to establish back channel communications with them? Hateful desperate people will grab at anything, even the irrational and inconsistent, to fulfill their evil ends.
No evidence of Trump collusion with the Russians means no crime. But, to Democrats and their media cohorts this doesn't matter. They have recently switched tactics and are now accusing the president of covering up a non-crime by heating up an obstruction of justice scandal to impeach President Trump even though there is no apparent wrongdoing or collusion by the Trump team with Russia.
This scandal without a crime can put the Democrats in a bind. With 59 percent of Democrats now believing Russia hacked the November vote based on a steady stream of unfounded media attacks on the president, even the New York Times reported "liberal activists are courting a backlash of their own as they demand of their lawmakers nothing short of driving the president from office by any means necessary." Democrats and left wing media have overpromised about what was possible.
Retired Assistant Attorney General Andrew McCarthy argues the only way to counteract the left's attempted annihilation of the president is evidence-based counter attacks. First, investigate the Obama administration's abuse of government surveillance powers for the purposes of political spying. Also, Congress should investigate whether Obama's Justice Department colluded with the Clinton campaign to influence the 2016 election outcome. And, third, Congress should investigate the collusion between the Russians, the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation.
May truth will out.
Norm Sauer, who lives in Nevada City, is a member of The Union Editorial Board. His opinion is his own and does not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Union or its editorial board. Write to him at EditBoard@TheUnion.com.