For two years, the left, the establishment media, and those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome have accused President Donald Trump of “Russian collusion.”
Despite ongoing revelations that it may have well been former first lady Hillary Clinton and her campaign that “colluded” with Russia, the accusations continued.
Even when special counsel Robert Mueller hit former members and associates of the Trump campaign with unrelated charges that made no mention of “collusion,” the accusations have continued, with Trump critics pointing to the developments as some sort of “proof.”
Even when Republicans who read unredacted documents questioned the validity of the claim against Trump, they were accused of being partisan and therefore unreliable.
Now we have something bipartisan in Trump’s favor to consider. And even establishment media is being forced to admit Trump may be innocent of the accusation of collusion.
The bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee has found no “direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia,” reported NBC’s Ken Dilanian for MSNBC. He cited sources on both the Democrat and Republic sides of the political aisle.
Dilanian explained that even though the head of the committee, North Carolina’s Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican, had hinted at something similar the week before, Dilanian didn’t want a “partisan” opinion about a bipartisan investigation, so he checked with his own Democatic sources.
“What I’ve been doing since then is checking with my sources on the Democratic side to understand the full context of his remarks, because that was essentially a partisan comment from one side,” Dilanian said.
“But this is a bipartisan investigation, and what I’ve found is that the Democrats don’t dispute that characterization.”
In other words, no direct evidence has been revealed in the investigation that points at a conspiracy between Trump and Russia.
Naturally, it won’t be that simple for Trump to be cleared. Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the intelligence committee’s vice chairman, disagreed with that assssment, according to the New York Post. Warner refused to give any specifics on why he disagreed.
“I’m not going to get into any conclusions I’ve reached because my basis of this has been that I’m not going to reach any conclusion until we finish the investigation,” he said. He added that there will be “a number of key witnesses to come back.”
Of course, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report is separate from the Mueller investigation, which has yet to be conluded.
What the Senate Intelligence Committee says, particulary when in favor of Trump’s innocence, may be largely brushed aside by those pushing the Russian collusion narrative. To them it is what Mueller says that matters.
That being the case, how will they react if he finds that Trump is innocent of the collusion accusation? Will they accept it or claim he was corrupted, blackmailed, or otherwise unreliable?
In the meantime, Trump and his supporters are celebrating the Senate Intelligence Committee’s conclusions.
Trump himself blared the news in a tweet Wednesday:
The Senate Intelligence Committee: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2019
Former Secret Service agent, author and conservative commentator Dan Bongino has been among those taking the news and running with it on social media. He particularly cited the work of anti-Trump author Seth Abramson.
Liberals, and their media boot-lickers, on twitter yesterday as their Russian collusion hoax was exposed, eviscerated, and completely debunked. It’s pretty awesome to watch. Especially the meltdown by discredited conspiracy theorist Seth Abramson. pic.twitter.com/BRZNjXM5t8
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) February 13, 2019
Now that the Russian collusion hoax has been completely debunked and entirely discredited, we should all take a moment to thank the media hacks, Democrat loons, & conspiracy theorists such as Seth Abramson for making complete fools of themselves and showing us who they really are
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) February 13, 2019
It appears that the Russian collusion narrative is imploding. But what if the Mueller investigation also concludes there is no evidence that the Trump campaign worked with Russia? Even in the fall, before the midterm elections, the media had begun playing down what Mueller’s final report might hold.
So, if the Mueller investigation also ends up with nothing to back up the whole “collusion” story, will there be charges levied against those involved in “framing” Trump?
Not everyone believes justice will be done in that regard, but the president being cleared of any and all false allegations would be a step in the right direction.
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