You can almost hear the feckless cowards in the right-wing media sphere getting their talking points in order after that bastion of “liberal bias,” The Wall Street Journal reported that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn was colluding with Russian hackers during the 2016 campaign. Brit Hume was the first one at Fox News to prepare their compliant
sheep audience for the inevitable revelation that Trump’s campaign did, in point of actual fact, work with a hostile government in order to usurp our democratic government. Hume began the shameless narrative that even if Flynn did collude with Russian hackers, there’s nothing wrong with it. Make no mistake here, if Flynn was colluding with Russian hackers, what they will attempt to excuse is treason.
trea·sonˈtrēzən/The crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
Patriots will rightly call Flynn’s apparent collusion with hostile enemies of the United States what it actually is, treason. Hume’s next feat of preliminary hogwash — which was quickly reiterated by the White House — was that even if Flynn did collude with Russian agents, he did it on his own like a lone wolf-type operation. If that sounds reasonable to you then you are probably a Republican with a face full of sand.
Republican apologists have been crying, “where’s the evidence of collusion? It’s all smoke and mirrors.” Congressional Republicans like Chuck Grassley have been moving at a glacial pace when it comes to holding hearings, issuing subpoenas and doing their due diligence to oversee the executive branch. Trey Gowdy, who heretofore never saw a conspiracy he didn’t like and want to investigate when it came to Hillary Clinton, but when the tides turn, he’s loath to do anything to investigate Trump. What changed yesterday is that it is no longer smoke, there is fire as New York Magazine reported:
This is also not the first evidence of collusion between Russia and other Republican officials in the 2016 campaign. A relatively little-noticed Journal report from May found that Aaron Nevins, a Florida Republican operative, sought and received stolen Democratic voter-turnout files from Guccifer 2.0, a hacker believed by U.S. intelligence to be working for Russia. What’s new is that explicit evidence of collusion may now extend to the Trump campaign itself.
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer