Skip to comments.Apologies to President Trump
Posted on 03/25/2019 5:29:44 PM PDT by SJackson
With the conclusions of special counsel Robert Muellers probe now known to a significant degree, it seems apologies are in order.
However, judging by the recent past, apologies are not likely forthcoming from the responsible parties.
In this context, it matters not whether one is a supporter or a critic of President Trump.
Whatever his supposed flaws, the rampant accusations and speculation that shrouded Trumps presidency, even before it began, ultimately have proven unfounded. Just as Trump said all along.
Yet, each time Trump said so, some of us in the media lampooned him. We treated any words he spoke in his own defense as if they were automatically to be disbelieved because he had uttered them. Some even declared his words to be lies, although they had no evidence to back up their claims.
We in the media allowed unproven charges and false accusations to dominate the news landscape for more than two years, in a way that was wildly unbalanced and disproportionate to the evidence.
We did a poor job of tracking down leaks of false information. We failed to reasonably weigh the motives of anonymous sources and those claiming to have secret, special evidence of Trumps treason.
As such, we reported a tremendous amount of false information, always to Trumps detriment.
And when we corrected our mistakes, we often doubled down more than we apologized. We may have been technically wrong on that tiny point, we would acknowledge. But, in the same breath, we would insist that Trump was so obviously guilty of being Russian President Vladimir Putins puppet that the technical details hardly mattered.
So, a round of apologies seem in order.
Apologies to Trump on behalf of those in the U.S. intelligence community, including the Department of Justice and the FBI, which allowed the weaponization of sensitive, intrusive intelligence tools against innocent citizens such as Carter Page, an adviser to Trumps presidential campaign.
Apologies also to Page himself, to Jerome Corsi, Donald Trump Jr., and other citizens whose rights were violated or who were unfairly caught up in surveillance or the heated pursuit of charges based on little more than false, unproven opposition research paid for by Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Apologies for the stress on their jobs and to their families, the damage to their reputations, the money they had to spend to hire legal representation and defend themselves from charges for crimes they did not commit.
Apologies on behalf of those in the intelligence community who leaked true information out of context to make Trump look guilty, and who sometimes leaked false information to try to implicate or frame him.
Apologies from those in the chain of command at the FBI and the Department of Justice who were supposed to make sure all information presented to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) is verified but did not do so.
Apologies from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court judges who are supposed to serve as one of the few checks and balances to prevent the FBI from wiretapping innocent Americans. Whether because of blind trust in the FBI or out of ignorance or even malfeasance, they failed at this important job.
Apologies to the American people who did not receive the full attention of their government while political points were being scored; who were not told about some important world events because they were crowded out of the news by the persistent insistence that Trump was working for Russia.
Apologies all the way around.
And now, with those apologies handled are more than apologies due?
Should we try to learn more about those supposed Russian sources who provided false intel contained in the dossier against Trump, Page and others? Should we learn how these sources came to the attention of ex-British spy Christopher Steele, who built the dossier and claimed that some of the sources were close to Putin?
When and where did Steele meet with these high-level Russian sources who provided the apparently false information?
Are these the people who actually took proven, concrete steps to interfere in the 2016 election and sabotage Trumps presidency, beginning in its earliest days?
Just who conspired to put the dossier into the hands of the FBI? Who, within our intel community, dropped the ball on verifying the information and, instead, leaked it to the press and presented it to the FISC as if legitimate?
Sorry hardly seems to be enough.
Will anyone be held accountable?
from this morning discussion
Sorry Mueller destroyed lives in the process and he gave the democrats a victory in 2018 that the ‘Rats did not deserve.
1 out of 2 people who voted in 2018 believed Trump colluded with the Russians to steal 2016
I want 2018 election revoked, it was tampered with by Democrats and the Russians who created the Steele Dossier
We should have easily held the senate plus 12 additional seats, plus should have held the house with a slim gain of 4
Mueller tampered with 2018, he needs to be in prison along with Nancy
Again with the flaws.
Don Jr. was just on with Tucker and he was on fire.
Sorry is a good start. Pardons for a select few should follow. And investigations are long overdue. Eventually indictments are expected and warranted.
They will be sorry when Trump’s 5th year begins! Then Don Jr takes over year 9.
If the conspirators are not held to account, this will happen again in 2020. Why wouldn’t they try it again? They’ll just get better at it.
Apparently you do not dare to write about the treasonous actvity of the fbi or that it was the Hildbeast & the DNC paid for the Steele dossier.
Nor that is was the Clintons that had dealings with Russia on Uranian One and the millions paid to the Clintons.
If you cannot come and write about the attempted coup, then you are sugar coating what is happening.
Come out and say it; Coup, Treason by the fbi.
Apologies my ass!
Today was Shemp’s first day back after the Mueller report was handed over.
Shemp used to spend the better part of his shows bashing Trump about the collusion and obstruction of justice charges. No matter who was on and what matter was discussed regarding the charges, Trump would always be presented as corrupt and undeserving of the presidency and crooked.
After the report, Shemp barely spent 5-10 minutes talking about the finding that, there was no collusion and no obstruction of justice. No doubt that, when democrats launch their new witch-hunts, Shemp will be right there urging the congressional democrats to, GET HIM!!!
I would love to have transcripts (and recordings) of all the things both of these two were involved in during the past 14 years.
Don Jr. is not eligible to be president; the only child of Donald Trump who is constitutionally eligible to run is Tiffany (Tiffani?). Anyway, political dynasties are poison. There will be some good GOP choices in 2024, and hopefully the democrats will be cleaned up enough by then, that they might proffer a marginally acceptable candidate.
Donald Trump Jr.
Trump Jr. in November 2018
Donald John Trump Jr.
December 31, 1977
Trump speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention
Tiffany Ariana Trump
October 13, 1993
a presidential candidate must be a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older.
Perhaps Jr. hasn’t been here 14 years unbroken.
I’d think that vacations abroad or business dealings in foreign lands would not disqualify a person; would it?
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