Carter Page and Now Rush Limbaugh Quoting Greenwald Approvingly
Glenn Greenwald is the guy the Trumpkins are leaning on. Carter Page in his astonishing Russia speech back in December:
And now Rush is leaning on Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald is going to save Trump.
“Oh, in the opening hour. Okay. Glenn Greenwald, who runs a website called The Intercept — and he’s Snowden’s buddy. He’s the journalist that Snowden turned to to tell his story. Now, Glenn Greenwald is way, way out there on the left. He’s left-wing, liberal to the hilt. But he’s not one of the conspiratorial loons, and he posted… This is four days ago now, and the headline: “Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion.” Now, I want to put this in a proper timeline, because this story is four days before Comey comes out today and says, “Oh, yeah, yeah.
“We have an ongoing investigation of whether or not there was collusion.” This story, quoting Democrat Party officials, says that the Democrats already know there’s no such evidence, that their base has been misled, that their base has been given all of these expectations, and that Trump is going to be impeached, that Trump is gonna be rendered illegitimate. Here’s the plan: Impeach Trump, put Pence in there, and then scare him out of the Oval Office, and find a way to put a Hillary in. This is what the Democrat Party base literally thinks can happen in the next year, in the next two years.”
“Here’s what Greenwald says, and I’m gonna give you some excerpts from the piece. “From MSNBC politics shows to town hall meetings across the country, the overarching issue for the Democratic Party’s base since Trump’s victory has been Russia, often suffocating attention for other issues. This fixation has persisted even though it has no chance to sink the Trump presidency unless it is proven that high levels of the Trump campaign actively colluded with the Kremlin to manipulate the outcome of the U.S. election — a claim for which absolutely no evidence has thus far been presented.”
See how Greenwald is selling the same narrative as Sean Spicer now: it’s not collusion unless someone ‘high level’ was involved.
So obviously the strategy is to dismiss any findings of coordination as ‘That doesn’t count, he’s not high level. He’s low level.’
Carter Page is allegedly low level though he was offered a 19% stake in Rosnet in July to take off the Russian sanctions and the GOP platform was immediately changed. Then after the election, lo and behold, a stake in Rosnet for 19.5% was sold but to whom has been covered up.”
You know. G. Gordon Liddy and Howard E. Hunt was low level. Don Segretti was low level. He just wrote the Canucks Letter but he was low level. Roger Stone was low level. He was just 19 years old and the youngest member of CREEP who just happened to deliver the Canucks letter.
This time Roger Stone clearly coordinated with both Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0-who leaked the hacked emails. But again, Stone is not ‘high level.’
I guess the key to getting away with a criminal enterprise is have your ‘low level volunteers’ do the work.
We’re already in Nixon Watergate territory where with each new finding ‘Oh he was low level. Flynn was just a volunteer. Manafort was a peripheral figure for the campaign.’
John Dean who spoke to Nixon over 50 times about Watergate was suddenly a guy Nixon had so little contact with, he couldn’t remember him.
Meanwhile, some major talking points of the GOP-and Glenn Greenwald-were debunked yesterday.
The latest official to throw cold water on the MSNBC-led circus is President Obama’s former acting CIA chief Michael Morell. What makes him particularly notable in this context is that Morell was one of Clinton’s most vocal CIA surrogates. In August, he not only endorsed Clinton in the pages of the New York Times but also became the first high official to explicitly accuse Trump of disloyalty, claiming, “In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”
But on Wednesday night, Morell appeared at an intelligence community forum to “cast doubt” on “allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.” “On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire at all,” he said, adding, “There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.”
“Obama’s former CIA chief also cast serious doubt on the credibility of the infamous, explosive “dossier” originally published by BuzzFeed, saying that its author, Christopher Steele, paid intermediaries to talk to the sources for it. The dossier, he said, “doesn’t take you anywhere, I don’t think.”
“Morell’s comments echo the categorical remarks by Obama’s top national security official, James Clapper, who told Meet the Press last week that during the time he was Obama’s DNI, he saw no evidence to support claims of a Trump/Russia conspiracy. “We had no evidence of such collusion,” Clapper stated unequivocally. Unlike Morell, who left his official CIA position in 2013 but remains very integrated into the intelligence community, Clapper was Obama’s DNI until just seven weeks ago, leaving on January 20.”
“Perhaps most revealing of all are the Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee — charged with investigating these matters — who recently told BuzzFeed how petrified they are of what the Democratic base will do if they do not find evidence of collusion, as they now suspect will likely be the case. “There’s a tangible frustration over what one official called ‘wildly inflated’ expectations surrounding the panel’s fledgling investigation,” BuzzFeed’s Ali Watkins wrote.
“Moreover, “several committee sources grudgingly say, it feels as though the investigation will be seen as a sham if the Senate doesn’t find a silver bullet connecting Trump and Russian intelligence operatives.” One member told Watkins: “I don’t think the conclusions are going to meet people’s expectations.”
Turns out Greenwald’s ‘concerns’ for us poor souls in the Democratic base were unfounded. James Comey yesterday confirmed that there are real concerns that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The GOP kept asking about Clapper too. It got them nowhere. Comey pointed out Clapper hasn’t been in the loop since January 20.
“After seeing the president’s tweet and hearing Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee bring up this statement again and again, a spokesman for the former DNI director released the following statement:
“Former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper has been clear that, while he was not aware of any conclusive intelligence related to collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russians prior to leaving government, he could not account for intelligence or evidence that may have been gathered since the inauguration on January 20th.”
“As Director Clapper has said publicly, it is in the best interest of all Americans—Republicans and Democrats alike—that we get to the bottom of an all-consuming distraction.”
Back then the Steele Dossier was seen much more skeptically. However, since then, large portions have checked out.
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