Disgraced co-assassin of the FBI’s credibility, Andrew McCabe, has now admitted multiple times that the FBI’s rationale for launching the Trump-Russia investigation was based on a lie that the US political news media fabricated and then spread.
The lie is one I’ve written about several times, and I’ll link those pieces in the “RELATED” section at the end of this post.
An excerpt from the latest…
Another lie the media told so much that it basically became true is that Trump admitted to firing Comey because of the Russia investigation. As evidence, they point to a selectively edited portion of Trump’s interview with NBC’s Lester Holt.
Here’s the part the media plays:
But regardless of recommendations I was going to fire Comey, knowing there was no good time to do it. And in fact when I decided to just do it I said to myself, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story; it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.’
That’s the part the media plays.
Here’s the part they leave out:
As far as I’m concerned, I want that thing [the Russia investigation] to be absolutely done properly. When I did this now [fired Comey] I said ‘I probably maybe will confuse people. Maybe I’ll expand that — y’know — I’ll lengthen the time, because it should be over with.’ It should, in my opinion, it should’ve been over with a long time ago because all it is is an excuse. But I said to myself ‘I might even lengthen out the investigation but I have to do the right thing for the American people.’
Go see for yourself, if you’d like. The whole clip is linked in that piece.
So Trump fired Comey even though he knew people might think it was because of the Russia investigation. And he knew that by firing Comey, he might even prolong the investigation. But he did it anyway for the good of the country. That’s what Trump told Holt. What the media heard, and what they claim is the truth, is that “Trump admitted he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation.” It’s really incredible. But that’s the lie they’ve spun, and now it’s basically become the truth as far as the media and their supporters (the Democrat base) are concerned.
I can’t explain why more amplified voices on the right — from Trump’s defenders, to conservative media more generally — have failed to indict the media for spreading this lie. Mollie Hemingway helped expose it nearly a year ago, sharing one of my pieces on the subject…
But the lie deserves a lot more sunlight. And that’s more evident than ever because Andrew McCabe has spent his entire book tour telling everyone that this particular media-manufactured lie was central to the FBI launching its Trump-Russia investigation.
I don’t have time to pull up all the clips (I’m a one-person-operation with a day job, and I already have one foot out the door for a meeting), but they’re all out there for all to see. Watch any of McCabe’s book tour interviews and you’ll hear him cite the Trump/Holt interview as being central to his rationale for starting the formal investigation.
One such quote from an ABC appearance: “So you put all of those circumstances together and add to it the president’s own public statements indicating that he was thinking about Russia when he fired the director of the FBI, we felt it was our obligation to act in those circumstances which are undeniable.”
And here’s a CNN “reporter” citing McCabe’s dependence on the lie, which is what prompted me to finally write this piece after hearing McCabe repeat the admission all week.
So let’s review…
- During an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, President Trump said he knew firing Comey might prolong the Russia investigation because people might think the firing was an attempt to thwart the investigation.
- The political news media — determined as ever to prove that they are in fact fake news and the enemy of a united American people — used that interview to fabricate a flagrantly dishonest narrative that “Trump admitted he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation.”
- McCabe, then the acting director of the FBI, ignored the truth and chose instead to believe and help spread the media’s lie.
- McCabe then used that lie as justification for launching the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation.
It’s not a small thing. And it’s right there for all to see.
The media created a fake news story that was then used by the FBI to justify an investigation into the President that has plagued his entire first two years in office. It’s gross collusion between Democrats, the media, and the intelligence community to meddle in our election by thwarting the will of the people and usurping the sitting US President.
And much of the juice behind the investigation was based on a lie that the media told so much it, in the minds of many Americans, became true.
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