The collusion hysteria have bedeviled the Trump administration since day 1, exactly as supposed. It has introduced us the Special Counsel to supply the predicate for the elimination of Trump from workplace. It has produced absurdity upon absurdity delivered by such artists of the calculated lie and the straight face as Adam Schiff. All the whereas, the mainstream media have made themselves instrumental to the manufacturing by serving because the devoted public relations adjunct of the Democratic Party. They are a part of the scandal.
There are roughly two observers who’ve considerably contributed to our understanding of the place we are at every step alongside the best way. Andrew McCarthy is one. In his present NRO column he takes a have a look at the Grassley/Graham memo that we posted (within the “less redacted” type) right here and observes: “In a word, the Grassley-Graham memo is shocking. Yet, the press barely notices. Rest assured: If a Republican administration had used unverifiable hearsay from a patently suspect agent of the Republican presidential candidate to gull the FISA court into granting a warrant to spy on an associate of the Democratic nominee’s campaign, it would be covered as the greatest political scandal in a half-century. Instead, it was the other way around….” Oh, yeah.
This isn’t precisely a quotable quote, however the level wants making and Andrew McCarthy makes it: “We need full disclosure — the warrants, the applications, the court proceedings. No more games.” And McCarthy is especially sturdy within the linked column on the derelictions of the mainstream media. “No more games” applies to the press too, however that’s concededly utopian. This is a devastating column. Please learn the entire thing.
Lee Smith is one other important observer. His Tablet columns have added depth and dimension to our understanding. In this week’s column, Lee scrutinizes the general public feedback of former CIA Director John Brennan and connects a couple of dots. He finds Brennan to be the protagonist if not the person behind the scenes pulling the strings within the manufacturing. Brennan is a person with a plan and an an…imus. Reminder: Brennan is the primary CIA Director in historical past to have voted for the Communist Party candidate for president (within the 1980 election).
I ought to add that Victor Davis Hanson has made himself a beacon of sunshine piercing the fog. His most up-to-date column is “FISAgate is scarier than Watergate.”