Trump Shifts View on Nonexistent Russian US Election Meddling

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The Big Lie refuses to fade away. Even Trump now believes it’s likely true, tweeting:

“Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?”

On Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump believes Russia “probably” interfered in the 2016 election…Maybe some other countries did as well,” adding:

“(O)f course (he’s) concerned about any country or any actor that wants to interfere in elections.”

He created a commission to study the integrity of America’s voting process. In January, he said

“(a)s far as hacking, I think it was Russia (but) we also get hacked by other countries and other people.”

No evidence suggests any nation interfered in America’s electoral process, not last year or earlier. Washington does it repeatedly against many countries worldwide, seeking to influence who wins, showing contempt for the sovereign rights of all states.

On Friday, the neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post continued spreading the Big Lie about nonexistent Russian US election hacking, saying:

“Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House.”

“Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried ‘eyes only’ instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.”

“Inside was an intelligence bombshell (sic), a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the US presidential race.”

“But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives – defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump.”

Fact: The so-called CIA “intelligence bombshell” was fabricated to bash Russia and denigrate Trump.

Fact: No Russian US election hacking occurred – or any other Moscow interference in America’s electoral process.

Fact: No US election hacking occurred by any source. DNC emails were leaked by one or more disgruntled party staffers. Russia had nothing to do with it.

Fact: WaPo is an instrument of CIA propaganda, truth-telling on major issues absent on its pages, especially on geopolitical ones.

Its so-called Friday “Exclusive: Hacking Democracy” report was fiction, not factual – continuing deception, manipulating public opinion to believe Big Lies are bona fide truths

Claiming “Putin was working to elect Trump” is utter rubbish. Not a shred of evidence suggests it. Nothing indicates Russian interference in the electoral processes of any of the 50 states – or any other countries.

Claims otherwise are bald-faced lies, including WaPo calling “Russia’s (nonexistent) interference…the (political) crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely destabilizing attack on American democracy.”

So-called “American democracy” is pure fantasy. None exists. Duopoly power with two right wings runs things. Ordinary people have no say whatever.

Russia’s electoral system shames America’s sham process. Putin’s overwhelming domestic popularity was earned by responsible governance.

It’s polar opposite how rogue state America is run, its major media, like WaPo, serving as propaganda arms.

Disinformation, fake news and Big Lies substitute for legitimate journalism. WaPo’s latest report on (nonexistent) Russian US election interference was willful deception – disgracefully and unjustifiably bashing the country and Vladimir Putin.

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