Skip to comments.Needed in the Russia investigation: More skepticism of Manafort and the media
Posted on 01/12/2019 8:27:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
The Russia-collusion story manages to be at once frenetic and humdrum. Apparent bombshell revelations arise but without advancing the public's knowledge beyond a couple of truths we all knew back in 2016: First, when it comes to President Trump, the media cant control itself. Second, Paul Manafort is no friend.
In perhaps the 1,000th bombshell report on the Russia investigation, the New York Times reported earlier this week that Manafort, as Trumps campaign chairman, had sent internal polling data to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who is close to the Kremlin.
This revelation perturbed us. Seeing how close Manafort and Michael Flynn were to both Russia and Trump, we have kept an open mind about the investigation into collusion. We dont know all the facts, and so we try to process all new information on its merits.
Yet while many media outlets see Esquire, Talking Points Memo, and others took the Times report as conclusive proof of collusion, we held our fire. Why? Because while we have tried to keep cool about this investigation, the largest media outlets have not. We recall ABC reporting that Flynn met with the Kremlin during the campaign. That was a bombshell of the first order. Except that it turned out to be false.
And so it was with the latest Times report. Manafort was sending the polling data to Ukranians, it turns out, not to Russians, as the Times claimed.
This incident confirmed both of our general operating assumptions on the Russia investigation: Dont fall for the media bombshells, and never count Manafort as a friend.
Manafort went to work for the Trump campaign in the spring of 2016. Trump wasnt paying Manafort, which should have been a clear warning sign. Manafort was free to Trump for the same reason Facebook...
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Has "0" do do with the President.
The leftists will eventually impeach President Trump for the equivalence of a parking ticket in front of Trump Tower.
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Sorry wrong post
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