Breathless Reporting… Signifying Nothing


Umm, folks, despite the copious news coverage, there’s absolutely nothing here:

Kushner was identified as a “very senior” transition official, who directed Flynn to contact foreign governments, including Russia, about a U.N. Security Council resolution last December.

And KT McFarland, who served as Flynn’s deputy national security adviser, was a “senior” transition official involved in discussions with Flynn about what to relay to Sergey Kislyak, then Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., about the response to U.S. sanctions levied by the Obama administration.

The left-wing journalists of the mainstream media want people to feel as if the Trump administration is teetering on the edge of impeachable revelation, but if this is all they’ve got, they got nothin’.  Between the election and the inauguration, the Trump transition team began making contact with foreign officials in order to ensure that nothing happened for lack of knowledge about proximate policy changes with the new administration.  That isn’t scandalous; it’s exactly what Americans should want an incoming administration to do.

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Not surprisingly, conservative writer Andrew McCarthy is much more informative, and his conclusion strikes me as exactly correct:

The ongoing Mueller probe is not a good-faith investigation of suspected espionage or other crime. It is the exploitation of the executive’s intelligence-gathering and law-enforcement powers in order to (a) criminalize Trump political policies with which the Obama administration disagreed and (b) frame Clinton’s electoral defeat as the product of a traitorous scheme rather than a rejection of Democratic-party priorities.

McCarthy is speaking in government/political terms.  If we bring the news media’s behavior into the mix, we should add something: (c) keep newspapers and TV news shows filled with a sense of scandal to make it more difficult for the Trump administration to accomplish anything and have Americans so longing for some relief from the noise by the next election that they’ll swing the election to journalists’ favored party.  A similar campaign ushered in Obama after Bush received similar treatment, so this isn’t even an innovative strategy.

  • Guest

    Could somebody please explain if there is nothing going on in the Trump Administration (fake news, witch hunt, democrats revenge for Trump
    win) and the on-going investigation into possible Russian influencing and
    tampering of the 2016 U.S.A. Presidential Election why has FBI Special Counsel Robert Muller brought Grand Jury approved criminal charges against 4 people and currently 2 have pleaded guilty to felony charges (little guy plea deals to lower sentencing by providing cooperating information to higher ups), why Trump would send the following tweet contradicting himself with all that he has publically said?

    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump); “I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to
    those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were
    lawful. There was nothing to hide!”

    You must remember, Michael Flynn was fired by Obama, Acting Attorney
    General Sally Yates was fired by Trump after she had informed Trump days after his inauguration that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail and FBI Director James Comey was fired by Trump because he could not go lightly or let go of the Flynn investigation.

    So based on Trump’s very strange tweet at this time, when did Trump know what Michael Flynn had done and what Flynn had said to the
    Russians; who was Flynn working with and talking to higher up in Trump’s circle and why was he even hired by Trump if he was fired by Obama, why did it take so long to fire National Security Advisor Michael Flynn one of Trump’s most closest inner-circle advisers if he was compromised by the Russians per Sally Yates?

    If I remember correctly didn’t one of our former presidents resigned
    because he was under impeachment proceedings doing the very same thing (possible obstruction of justice)!

    • Mike678

      Brian Ross may have the time to explain it to you. :)