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Apologies to President Trump
The Hill ^ | 03/25/19 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 03/25/2019 5:29:44 PM PDT by SJackson

With the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 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 Trump’s 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 Trump’s “treason.”

As such, we reported a tremendous amount of false information, always to Trump’s 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 Putin’s 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 Trump’s 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 Trump’s 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?


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coup; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; jamescomey; lisapage; media; mediawingofthednc; msm; mueller; partisanmediashills; peterstrzok; presstitutes; robertmueller; sharylattkisson; smearmachine; trumprussia
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1 posted on 03/25/2019 5:29:44 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
Some people in the media cried when they found out that their president had not conspired with a foreign power to overthrow an American election.
2 posted on 03/25/2019 5:33:46 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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Indications are they are not interested in accountability, facts or anything else ethical or logical and are in the process of doubling down on their corruption.
 
 

3 posted on 03/25/2019 5:40:12 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: SJackson

from this morning discussion

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3737191/posts


4 posted on 03/25/2019 5:41:34 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SJackson

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


5 posted on 03/25/2019 5:43:08 PM PDT by Trump.Deplorable
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To: SJackson

Again with the flaws.


6 posted on 03/25/2019 5:43:33 PM PDT by Phil DiBasquette
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To: SJackson

Don Jr. was just on with Tucker and he was on fire.


7 posted on 03/25/2019 5:43:50 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: SJackson

“Sorry” is a good start. “Pardons” for a select few should follow. And “investigations” are long overdue. Eventually “indictments” are expected and warranted.


8 posted on 03/25/2019 5:45:19 PM PDT by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!!)
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They will be sorry when Trump’s 5th year begins! Then Don Jr takes over year 9.


9 posted on 03/25/2019 5:57:55 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: SJackson

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.


10 posted on 03/25/2019 6:02:12 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: SJackson
S. Attkinson, you just wrote a B.S. piece.

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!

11 posted on 03/25/2019 6:05:33 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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"Are these the people who actually took proven, concrete steps to interfere
in the 2016 election and sabotage Trump’s presidency, beginning in its
earliest days [during the election campaign]?"


12 posted on 03/25/2019 6:19:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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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!!!


13 posted on 03/25/2019 6:20:35 PM PDT by adorno
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I would love to have transcripts (and recordings) of all the things both of these two were involved in during the past 14 years.


14 posted on 03/25/2019 6:39:41 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: Phillyred

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.


15 posted on 03/25/2019 6:44:08 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: erkelly
Don Jr. is not eligible to be president; the only child of Donald Trump who is constitutionally eligible to run is Tiffany (Tiffani?).

Why?

16 posted on 03/25/2019 6:58:56 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: SJackson
Apologies to President Trump

Partner, Special Prosecutor Mueller received from the American Taxpayer $1500 x 40 hours per week x 52 weeks = $3.12 Million Dollars a year plus any overtime for that year. Mueller did this for 2 years and so he earned more than $6.24 Million plus overtime.

Special Prosecutor Mueller had 13 DemonRats on his staff and I have a great big question of Why 13 DemonRats who lied thru their teeth and they wanted to probe Collusion?????

We have heard that the 13 DemonRat Lawyers were getting paid anywhere from $600.00 per hour up to $1200.00 per hour and it was all paid by the American Taxpayer. These 13 lawyers also had staff to pay and do the work.

Partner, I am getting so P.O.ed as I write this painful reply!

Robert Mueller's Staff just punch gutted the American Taxpayer for about $50 million dollars a year plus whatever the jokers in the DemonRat party in the House and the Senate. BTW, this amounts to about $100 Million plus a year just from this guy Mueller plus whatever the House and Senate spent.

This investigation did not cost $25 Million like they keep saying but around $200 Million plus to find "No Collusion."

The DemonRat party does not even care about deficits.

Partner, the interesting part is that we have a brand new U.S. Atty. General, which I think will mean that he is going to have a Special Investigation into Brennan, Clapper, Susan Rice, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Comey, McCabe, Peter Strozk and his squeeze, McStain (who is dead), Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, Rosenstein. Actually, the whole Department of Justice is corrupt to the core and the FBI is corrupt to the core.

Of course, this was all brought on by the "America Hating Imposter Piece of Work Obama."

"Obama really is a "Real Piece of Work."

Partner, now if we can just get "The Giant Sixth Grade Journalists" to work for the American populace. That might be a bit too much to ask for reality for a change from our Fake News MSM.

17 posted on 03/25/2019 7:01:43 PM PDT by TheConservativeTejano (God Bless Texas...)
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To: erkelly
Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Trump Jr.png
Trump Jr. in November 2018
Born
Donald John Trump Jr.

December 31, 1977 (age 41)
He's over 35 and a citizen.
18 posted on 03/25/2019 7:01:59 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: erkelly
Tiffany Trump
Tiffany Trump RNC 2016 cropped.jpg
Trump speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention
Born
Tiffany Ariana Trump

October 13, 1993 (age 25)
Sorry, but she is DEFINITELY not old enough.\
 
 
Fire your researcher!

19 posted on 03/25/2019 7:04:37 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: erkelly

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?


20 posted on 03/25/2019 7:09:09 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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