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I think a lot of people thought it possible that Trump or people close to him had worked with some bad Russian businessmen over the years, because it sort of goes with the territory. Most of us felt that this was not a bad thing in itself, but A) It could be made to look bad, and B) Might signify some actual problems in his dealings. It could have been something real.
But the weakness of the evidence underneath the accusations came out quickly. Russian trolling putting out disinformation seen by a few thousand people. A story that got to include prostitutes' Putin, and associating urine with St Barack all in one sentence but came from a guy who knew a guy who was supposedly a deep source. Crap like that. It was continually insinuated that these were just the tip of the iceberg, and more was coming if they could only investigate.
Then icecubes, not icebergs, month after month, until it was clear there was no there there.
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B) Might signify some actual problems in his dealings. It could have been something real.
The point of the whole exercise was getting people to justify ignoring Hillary's blatantly public corruption because Trump maybe might have been a little dirty but it was supposed to have been a secret.
We'll see. I've seen it mentioned that Durham's trail seems to be highlighting that the Mueller Special Counsel Investigation was engineered to protect the secrecy of the link between the dossier and the Clinton campaign, in order to preserve the longevity of the Russian scam. Until just a few weeks ago, that worked.
As soon as I heard Mueller testifying I realized he could never have been in charge; He was selected for his silver-haired G-man reputation, to protect the free movement of the Dream Team of sympathetic Democrat power-lawyers. You'll notice that Andrew Weismann is hardly mentioned in that article, and he hasn't been in the limelight at all, recently. Durham has been busting low-hanging fruit near the ground floor, so far. We'll see.
What, are we still talking about Russiagate? Yawn. This is all old news, old, boring news and nobody cares any more. Let's just MoveOn.org. What difference, at this point, does it make? I did not have sexual relations with that electorate.
The best coverage of the russia, russia, russia story is at the conservative tree house over the last couple of weeks. The democrats, the FBI, the CIA, Hillary, and the DOJ always knew it was a fake story but necessary to protect their behavior from being uncovered by Trump. Only the Hillary supporters will be uncovered as Barr made sure they couldn't get to the Obama clan. The government is corrupted beyond saving.