I have made articles debunking the liberal position on dodd-frank, obamacare, and other issues but have always avoided an article for Russiagate. The entire thing just seemed so ridiculous that it would have been a waste of time debunking it. Yet here we are. The hilarious thing about this is the Democrats don’t really care one way or another if Russia interfered with the election or not. The emails that wikileaks provided have been proved to be true. The entire thing is being used to generate headlines and derail the Trump administration. The main concern for Team Trump is that the country at large cares more about what he accomplishes than what Russia did or did not do. It is only the elite Republicans who care about Russiagate and the more they focus on it the less get done.
If we are going to debunk something let us start from the beginning. Whenever Democrats bring up Russia they always point to Trump calling on Russia on live TV to find the missing emails of Hillary. As everyone knows when your colluding with a foreign power it is always better to do it on live tv. The funny thing about this is that Clinton’s emails were never hacked. She deleted them all before handing it to the FBI. All we know about this emails come from what the FBI have been able to recover. It is one thing to hack information that is already there. It is quite another to reconstitute things that have already been deleted.
The second set of emails comes from John Podesta. If you were to go by technicalities you can say he was hacked. In reality Podesta gave up his password willingly to a phishing scam. Let me repeat that again. Podesta gave up his password willingly. You do not need the KGB to run a phishing scam. I think I get 10 or so false notices from credit cards asking for my personal details every week. Any teenager can do this.
Lastly we have the DNC server. If there was any hacking done it is here. Unfortunately we will never know as the DNC refused to turn over their servers to the FBI. All the information we have comes from Crowdstrike which is on retainer for the DNC.
This is the lynchpin of the entire Russiagate narrative and we are not even sure it happened.
Democrats are also insinuating that Trump is beholden to Russia because he owes them vast sums of money. To prove this they are using his relationship to Deutsche Bank and there have been reports that the bank has turned over information to the Mueller investigation. Please note we are not talking about a fly by night operation here exclusively created to give Trump Russian funds. We are talking about Deutsche Bank. One of the largest banks in the world, based in Germany I might add which liberals seem to love all of a sudden. If it was a treason to do business with Deutsche then you would have to jail Gates, Buffet, and all of your other faux liberal heroes.
The truth is like many Americans Trump overextended himself in the financial crisis. Unlike other major players he did not get a bail out. He took his bankruptcies and the hit to your credit that comes with it. Like many Americans he had to find a bank willing to do business with him to continue his company and repair his credit. Some people found secured cards to repair their credit, Trump found Deutsche Bank willing to do business with him. Like many Americans Trump was able to recover thru hard work.
The next point in their ridiculous narrative is Trump and maybe his team has been having secret meetings with Vladmir Putin supposedly to get instructions. Democrats may not be aware of these but email and other forms of communications exist. If Trump really needed to get instructions from Putin he could get it without meeting face to face. Second these meetings are absolutely normal.
Remember when Obama met the Russian President and told him to pass a message on to Vladimir? Something like tell Vladimir to wait till after the election? If that statement had not been caught by the hot mic would it have been recorded anywhere? Was any of the advisers or translators with Obama at the time have been close enough to hear it? Were you fine with that?
Meeting with foreign leaders in passing in parties organized by third parties, back channels, and off the record meetings are all part of diplomacy. In fact they are part of any high level discussions in business or in politics. Presidents have done this before Trump and will do so after Trump. The left is only freaking out about it now as it is the easiest way to destabilize the Trump administration.
The last thing Democrats will say is that if this was normal why would the Trump team hide it? What we need to remember is that these meetings are so mundane that no one thought to mention them. Take the most recent meeting with Putin for instance. Trump meets with Putin in a party set up by Merkel and all of a sudden the news was reporting that Trump was having all sorts of clandestine meetings with Putin.
Transition teams and even the campaign meet with 1000’s of people. Some of them will be important meetings but most of them will be forgettable. The truth can easily be uncovered. What are the things Trump has done since being elected? Do they help or hurt Russia?
Offering to sell missile defenses to Poland. Competing with Russia in Eastern Europe by supplying natural gas. Increasing the production of oil and gas which lowers the price world wide. Convincing NATO to increase its military spending closer to the 2% that they promised. Everything that Trump has done so far has been incredibly harmful towards Russia.