The sky is falling again.  The wolf is at the gate.  The American Republic is about to crash.  President Trump is the greatest threat to American democracy since King George III tried to take back the colonies in the War of 1812.

At least in the latest fearmonger campaign concocted by the Democrats and implemented by the public relations agency of CNN, MSNBC & Co.  Several previous attempts to bring down President Trump — with variations on mendacious narratives that Vladimir Putin is Trump’s number one backer – have failed.  And now we have yet another.  This one due to a claim by one of the intelligence bureaucrats that the Russians are helping Trump – for a second time according to the left’s pernicious narrative.

Before dealing with the current re-packaging of the old propaganda, we should look back down that twisted trail to see how it all evolved.

American intelligence agencies discovered that Russian operatives were using social media to meddle in the 2016 General Election.  This was reported to then-President Obama – whose initial response was to privately tell Vlad not to do that anymore.  The finger shaking diplomacy was to no avail.

In retrospect, even Obama aides later admitted that a public condemnation tied to sanctions would have been more appropriate and more effective.  Obama did impose some mild sanctions and booted the Ruskies out of some facilities in Maryland where covert operations were said to be taking place.

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In those early days, it was widely reported by the intelligence community – and by President Obama – that the Russian meddling did not affect the outcome of the election.  In fact, some of the meddling was harmful to Trump.  Some was just to cause grassroots friction – especially in the area of race relations.

While the Trump campaign was peripheral to Russian meddling, Democrats and their media pals slowly twisted the narrative to suggest that Russian meddling was not only SOLELY to secure the election of Donald Trump, but that Trump, his family and his campaign aides were actively conspiring with the Russians.

Democrats and biased bureaucrats subjected the nation to a two-year investigation in which the assured we the people that Special Counsel Robert Mueller would most certainly find that Trump had conspired with the Russians.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff even reported that he had seen conclusive evidence.  Schiff’s lie was exposed when Mueller have Trump a clear and complete exoneration of the accusations.

Having failed in that effort, the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement put the nation through a divisive impeachment process that was the most partisan in American history — and the first in which there was no underlying statutory crime.

House Speaker Pelosi broke tradition by putting Schiff and his intelligence committee in the fore of the impeachment investigation – a departure from the role of the Judiciary Committee to conduct any impeachments.  Pelosi did not trust Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to do a good job.  He was the bull in the china shop compared to the slick talking Schiff.

As expected, the impeachment was foredoomed in the Senate.  The ending of that movie was already known.  And as some had predicted, the impeachment appears to have increased Trump’s favorability rating.

The twice debunked narrative of Trump conspiring with the Russians is now being resurrected once again – with all the hyperbole and sensationalism that only the left-wing media can provide.  They hope to ride that dead horse to victory in the upcoming election.

The news of the day that has gotten the media cabal all excited is a report in the New York Times (where else?) that Trump replaced the head of national intelligence supposedly because a member of the intel staff reported to Schiff’s committee that the Russians were now meddling in the 2020 election to get Trump re-elected.

What facts to support that theory are yet unknown.  But Trump’s enemies are declaring that he replaced his intel chief with the current ambassador to Germany because he was enraged that such a communication would be presented to Schiff’s committee without his knowledge.  Trump expressed concern that Schiff would weaponize that information – true or not – to be used against the President – and that seems to be exactly what is happening.

It is not an unreasonable concern.  Traditionally, the Intelligence Committee has stayed away from partisanship.  That ended when Pelosi made the Intelligence Committee the most politically partisan legislative body within Congress.  She did so by assigning the impeachment to Schiff and his band of rabid Democrats.

While Democrats say that it is part of the process for the intel community to brief Congress, someone seemed to skip the interim step – telling the President of the United States.  Remember it was Obama who got the word first about Russian meddling -– before Congress.  In fact, Congress was never informed until Obama went public with the information.

The President has every right to distrust Schiff and the Democrats on the Intelligence Committee.  After all, they are the ones that undertook that unjustified impeachment.  It was shamefully carried out for no other reason than to damage Trump’s reputation and historic record.

Why Trump’s intelligence officials would run off to Congress without informing the boss first is yet to be explained.  But that alone seems to be more than just cause for a few heads to roll.

As to what the Russians might be doing, only time will tell.  But a healthy measure of skepticism would be well advised before we follow Schiff & Co. down another rabbit hole – or perhaps more appropriately, a rat hole.

The Democrats are looking very desperate these days.  Like all the other obsessive and irrational attempts to take Trump down, this could – and should — also backfire.

So. There ‘tis.


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By Larry Horist

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15 thoughts on “Russia is working for Trump again.  Really???”
  1. I always said the Democrats are trying to start another civil war.they are all nuts and belong in a straight jacket

  2. “Russia is working for Trump again. Really ???” And here’s another question: – Does Russia look like a suicide? Who is more dangerous for Russia – Obama, who privately told his friend Vlad not to do this anymore, or Trump, who strangled Russia with deadly sanctions?

  3. It is, in fact, and for sure that it is the Democrats and the paid for media that are working for Russia and Russia for them. The new Russian collusion is true, but, not for Trump. It is collusion with the Democrats and the paid for media that are playing with fire with Russia. We all know this now, for a fact now. Pass these words around with anyone you know to get the word out so we can take down, permanently the lawless, lying and treasonist Demorats. This will make it much easier when we do take them doe and it IS COMING. Coming in the very near future. Unless, of course, you want the Democrats to win!

  4. 17 intelligence agencies have said the Russians are interfering in the 2020 elections. Trump has tried to hide it from the public even firing the official who’s job it is to report to Congress. Another attempt at a cover up


  6. They’re already looking for an excuse as to why they lost. Couldn’t possibly be the fact that they have nobody so they’re already trying to say it was fixed to try to make theirselves look like they’re the damaged party. They really are pitiful! Those stupid Hollywood elitists might fall for it but most of America isn’t stupid. Try something original will you.

  7. Bo, are you a first grader and don’t know any better? Anyone that has any brains as an adult knows the crooked dems were going to try to impeach President Trump the day he took office and would do anything they could, including spying on his campaign. For the love of God, I pray he gets a second term. The dems are the ones that are committing corrupt crimes, and have for many years. They are afraid it is all going to come out!!!!

  8. Bo, are you a first grader and don’t know any better? Anyone that has any brains as an adult knows the crooked dems were going to try to impeach President Trump the day he took office and would do anything they could, including spying on his campaign. For the love of God, I pray he gets a second term. The dems are the ones that are committing corrupt crimes, and have for many years. They are afraid it is all going to come out!!!!

  9. You’re right Lisa most of America is not stupid. We see corruption we see lawlessness we can see a cover up we can see stone walling We can see a president trying to destroy the rule of law. We can see a president thumping his nose at the constitution. We can see a president wanting to be a dictator. Why Can’t You

  10. Schiff is once again spreading Slanderous lies ….! The Bizarro Democrat controlled congress will say his behavior is perfectly fine …. he’s allowed and protected to slander President Trump….! Schiff will regret his lies and innuendos….! Schiff will have to answer for his lies….!

  11. Sorry Bo but you don’t seem to see much due to your Libtard blindness…….Just suppose that the “Russians” were involved in the 2020 outcome…..don’t you think they would be working for Bernie to spread the power and control and take down of the USA, not Trump who WILL MAKE AMEWRICA GREAT AGAIN! C’Mon Bo think about it, try real hard!

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