Given that there’s no evidence backing up allegations that Russia was actively trying to help President Trump win the 2020 election, it’s an allegation few people outside of the media or never-Trump fever swamps take seriously. It was all a hoax based on a shoddy piece of political opposition research funded by the Clinton campaign, writes Matt Vespa in Townhall.
The latest: Russia is also trying to help the Bernie Sanders campaign.
Collusion delusion is still a thing, but now the shots are being fired inside the ship, reports the Washington Post. U.S. officials informed Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination, that the Russians meddling and trying to help his campaign.
The Left Consumed by Russia-Phobia
Trump is Putin’s Puppet, Hillary Clinton still clamors. Americans are asked to believe that the Kremlin is “manipulating the chess pieces” in order to throw the match in Donald Trump’s favor.
It Makes No Sense
Why would Vladimir Putin prefer a Republican incumbent to Bernie Sanders, asks Andrew McCarthy in NRO. Just look what Trump has accomplished:
- Beefed up the U.S. armed forces
- Pressured NATO allies to beef up theirs
- Imposed painful sanctions on Moscow
- Provided lethal aid to Ukraine
- Ramped up U.S. energy production
Would the Kremlin prefer instead an “unabashed socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and whose policies would wreck the American economy, end the resurgence of American energy production, and hollow out the American armed forces”?
Trump Succeeding Where Others Failed
Mr. Trump also seems to be succeeding in scuttling Vladimir Putin’s dearest project – a new pipeline to siphon money out of Europe in return for Russian gas, reports the WSJ.
The real upside of Russia’s meddling comes from keeping Americans unreasonably and unnecessarily poisoned against each other.