In the aftermath of the end of special counsel Robert Meuller’s investigation, President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign sent a memo to mainstream media producers reminding them about six current or former government officials who peddled the now-debunked Russian collusion conspiracy theory.
The memo, which was sent Monday, began by summarizing the results of Mueller’s investigation: That the Trump campaign did not collude with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election.
“As you know, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report found that no one associated with President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, despite repeated offers from Russia-linked operatives,” the memo began.
After a brief summary, the memo contained a “list of guests who made outlandish, false claims” related to the left’s conspiracy theory, CNBC reported.
Those conspiracy theorists are Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, former CIA Director John Brennan and Reps. Adam Schiff of California, Jerrold Nadler of New York and Eric Swalwell of California
All of those individuals were constantly given a platform by the establishment media to stoke the flames for the “Russian collusion” conspiracy theory, which ended up falling flat on its face.
Now that even Mueller and his investigators agree that no collusion took place, media producers should be cautious about bringing those guests back on their shows.
“Moving forward, we ask that you employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests to appear anywhere in your universe of productions,” the Trump campaign urged. “You should begin by asking the basic question:
“Does this guest warrant further appearances in our programming, given the outrageous and unsupported claims made in the past?
“At a minimum, if these guests do reappear, you should replay the prior statements and challenge them to provide the evidence which prompted them to make the wild claims in the first place.”
The Trump campaign is sending this memo to TV producers: pic.twitter.com/yhr03LAI7N
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) March 25, 2019
The Trump memo is genius because it’s a big “I told you so” to the establishment media, which was complicit in peddling the collusion hoax.
But not surprisingly, some of those guests are still adamantly pushing the Russian conspiracy theory — and getting airtime to do it.
For example, Schiff told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that the evidence of collusion is in “plain sight,” collusion despite Mueller’s long, expensive investigation. It was a message he repeated on Monday, according to The Hill.
Rep. Adam Schiff: “There was a big difference between whether there was evidence of collusion — and I think that evidence is in plain sight — and whether you can establish proof beyond a reasonable doubt of a criminal conspiracy.” https://t.co/WYdcJxAJdc pic.twitter.com/dzrpZH0LSc
— The Hill (@thehill) March 26, 2019
Blumenthal is also desperately trying to continue the witch hunt by attempting to discredit the summary released Sunday by Attorney General Willliam Barr.
“I do not deeply respect and trust the Barr summary, which was designed to frame the message before the information was available, and he succeeded in creating headlines,” Blumenthal said Tuesday on CNN.
Democratic @SenBlumenthal calls for the release of the full Mueller report and says Mueller should come before Congress.
— New Day (@NewDay) March 26, 2019
Democrats are grasping at straws now.
The attorney general of the United States isn’t going to lie about what’s in the Mueller report — especially when it’s all but certain to be made entirely or substantially public before too long. Believing that would be almost as absurd as the original collusion conspiracy theory.
The media should be cautious about giving more exposure to these desperate conspiracy theorists.
The delusional left attempted to divide the country based on a complete lie and the media should never let it happen again.
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