Pat Buchanan lambastes the liberal media today over the ridiculous claims that Russian cyber-mischief is equal to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in seriousness. Buchanan writes at The American Conservative that all Robert Mueller’s indictments of more than a dozen Russian internet “trolls” does, is prove that after 18 months the FBI doesn’t have any proof of collusion. He writes (abridged):
According to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election.
How grave a matter is this?
This Russian troll farm is “the equivalent [of] Pearl Harbor,” says Congressman Jerrold Nadler, who would head up the House Judiciary Committee, handling any matters related to impeachment, if Democrats retake the House.
When MSNBC’s Chris Hayes pressed, Nadler doubled down: the Russians “are destroying our democratic process,” he said. While Russian trolling may not equal Pearl Harbor in its violence, in its “seriousness, it is very much on a par” with Japan’s surprise attack.
Trump’s reaction to the hysteria that broke out after the Russian indictments: “They are laughing their (expletives) off in Moscow.”
While Mueller’s indictments confirm that Russians meddled in the U.S. election, what explains the shock and the fear for “our democracy”?
Is the Great Republic about to fall because a bunch of trolls tweeted in our election? Is this generation ignorant of its own history?
What do these indictments of Russians tell us? After 18 months, the James Comey-Robert Mueller FBI investigation into the hacking of the DNC and John Podesta emails has yet to produce evidence of collusion.
Yet we do have evidence that a senior British spy and Trump hater, Christopher Steele, paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC to dig up dirt on Trump, colluded with Kremlin agents to produce a dossier of scurrilous and unsubstantiated charges, to destroy the candidacy of Donald Trump. And the FBI used this disinformation to get FISA court warrants to surveil and wiretap the Trump campaign.
Why is this conspiracy and collusion with Russians less worthy of Mueller’s attention than a troll farm in St. Petersburg?
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