by William Skink
While everyone’s attention is on THE SQUAD vs. THE RACIST, one of the core beliefs Russiagate truthers will still claim as fact has had its thin threads snipped.
The core belief is that Russia impacted the outcome of the 2016 election. How? Two ways, the “hacking” of the emails that exposed Hillary and establishment Democrats as dirty rotten scumbags, and a Russian troll farm.
One of the best pieces of analysis on the joke that is the troll farm argument comes from Moon of Alabama–from 2018!
Apparently the judge in that case, which is still ongoing, isn’t laughing. That is one of the threads that got snipped:
As the truth seeps out, there will be plenty of crow to go around. To avoid eating it, the Democrats on the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, the stenographers who pass for journalists at the Times and Post, and the “Mueller team” will need all the time they can muster to come up with imaginative responses to two recent bombshell revelations from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Perhaps the most damning of the two came last Monday, when it was disclosed that, on July 1, Judge Dabney Friedrich ordered Mueller to stop pretending he had proof that the Russian government was behind the Internet Research Agency’s supposed attempt to interfere via social media in the 2016 election. While the corporate media so far has largely ignored Judge Friedrich’s order, it may well have been enough to cause very cold feet for those attached to the strained Facebook fable. (The IRA social-media “interference” has always been ludicrous on its face, as journalist Gareth Porter established.)
Is this why Mueller delayed his appearance before Congress?
The other big claim of Russian meddling, the emails, is also a joke. The FBI never did any kind of forensic examination of the servers that were allegedly hacked, instead allowing the DNC to outsource that critical work to Crowdstrike. Then there’s credible claims that point to the emails being leaked from an insider, not hacked by the Russians.
When DNC staffer Seth Rich was shot dead and not robbed in Washington DC, plenty of people jumped to the assumption the leaker was Rich. Assange fanned the flames of suspicion by seemingly insinuating the same thing. Luckily everything in the world of politics that happens is because of Russia, and thanks to Michael Isikoff we can add the Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory to dastardly things the Russians have done to fog our minds with paranoia and suspicion.
The Russians even infiltrated Hawkins, Indiana and brought the evil monsters back to earth from another dimension.
Whoops, sorry, that’s a fictional tv show with no real world correlation to an evil American government agency experimenting and exploiting children.