The Russian Meddling Big Lie Won't Die
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Robert Mueller's Wednesday congressional testimony bore witness to the colossal hoax he headed for nearly two years, amounting to lots of smoke and no fire.
Instead of giving undemocratic Dems red meat justification to pursue impeaching Trump, he delivered an empty bag because no evidence showed Trump team/Russia collusion or obstruction of justice.
Law Professor Jonathan Turley called Wednesday's spectacle of the absurd "the theater of the macabre," saying:
The session was "more of an autopsy than an exploration…Mueller f(inding) there was no basis to bring a charge on any collusion-related grounds."
As for Dems pushing obstruction, Turley called their claim "incomprehensible and unsupportable."
Their real aim isn't impeachment. It's defeating Trump in 2020, the jury very much out on the next presidential election's outcome.
Does it matter? I've said time and again but it bears repeating. Money-controlled US elections are farcical when held.
One party with two extremist right wings runs things, dirty business as usual winning every time. Ordinary Americans have no say over how they're governed, the way it's been from inception.
Mueller's pathetic performance didn't deliver what establishment media hoped for, no claim or evidence of Trump team collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice, nothing that would hold up in a legitimate tribunal.
The Russophobic NYT, hostile to Trump for triumphing over media darling Hillary, tried making the best of Wednesday's fiasco.
Admitting it was a "painful spectacle," the Times and Mueller stuck to the long ago debunked claim of Russian US election meddling — despite not a shred of credible evidence proving it.
Trying to make the best of a bad situation, the Times claimed Mueller "sound(ed) the alarm…about Russian subversion of American democracy (sic)."
The US is a nation of powerful self-serving interests, hostile to the rights and welfare of ordinary people — a fantasy democracy from inception, never the real thing.
Elections assure continuity. If anything changed, they'd be outlawed.
Yet the Times (and other establishment media) continue beating a dead horse Big Lie, the self-styled newspaper of record in its own mind, roaring:
"Russia attacked our elections in 2016 (sic) and is intensifying its efforts today (sic)."
Mueller falsely said the following:
"Over the course of my career, I have seen a number of challenges to our democracy (sic)," adding:
"The Russian government's effort to interfere in our election is among the most serious (sic)." They're doing it as we sit here, and they expect to do it during the next campaign."
Lying to Congress under oath is perjury, Mueller guilty but uncharged. He willfully and maliciously made false statements about Russia.
He's home free because practically all congressional members falsely accused Russia of US election meddling, no one presenting evidence proving it.
Obama's CIA chief John Brennan created the hoax, the US intelligence community going along — no claims backed with facts because none exist.
Mueller's 448-page report included nothing suggesting Russian meddling — just claims without corroboration. His public and written statements otherwise were and remain bald-faced Big Lies.
When misinformation, disinformation, and malicious lies are repeated enough times by officials and press agent media, most people believe the rubbish fed them.
Congressional members are a collective lying machine, betraying the constituents who elected them. Rare exceptions prove the rule.
Establishment media operate the same way, serving as a collective quasi-ministry of propaganda — ignoring US meddling in scores of foreign elections throughout the post-WW II era while falsely blaming Russia time and again for things it had nothing to do with.
In its postmortem of Mueller's Wednesday spectacle, the neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post pushed the Russian meddling Big Lie.
So did the Wall Street Journal. While supporting it, the broadsheet admitted that "the Mueller show (was) a bust…refut(ing) the case for impeachment."
As long as Trump remains president and after he's gone, Big Lies about Russia will persist and all other sovereign independent nations on the US target list for transformation into client states.
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