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Will News Consumers Ever Know the Truth about Russiagate?

The real Russiagate scandal was never really to do with “Trump-Russia collusions,” because those accusations were false and based on lies, such as the entirely fabricated Steele Dossier.

But now that more of the truth about the Russiagate scandal is coming out in the open, we’re seeing that the real scandal was how the “news” media promulgated those lies in cahoots with various national security apparatchiks who don’t like an outsider coming along wanting to “Drain the Swamp.”

The Last Refuge has an article on how the Washington Post is now scrubbing their past articles disseminating their Russiagate lies.

John Durham is providing evidence {Go Deep} showing how the “Trump-Russia” collusion story was created by Hillary Clinton and Democrat operatives like Dan Jones, Charles Dolan, Glenn Simpson and contracted operatives within Fusion-GPS; who then laundered their fake stories to Christopher Steele and his source Igor Danchenko for distribution to the FBI; and who then leaked the information to awaiting allies in the media.  Those same media recipients are now scrubbing their participation…

It’s an issue within the Trump operation that we have highlighted for years {Go Deep}.  The media reports on media reports of media reports. Now, the collective system of the Washington Post writing about a New York Times article that is based on CNN reporting (using anonymous planted leaks from the DOJ/FBI) starts to collapse in reverse.  CNN does a stealth deletion, causing the New York Times to stealth edit, creating a need for the Washington Post to rewrite their participation.

These guys are so corrupt, and they participated so completely in the willful distribution of false information, they are beyond redemption.  They don’t even attempt to apologize, admit their errors or accept responsibility.  Instead, they just start deleting the trail of their involvement.  Nothing to see here folks, move along, move along.

Over a year ago, CBS News journalist Catherine Herridge obtained a 94-page spread sheet (pdf here) showing dates of media reports, dates of Steele reports on the same material, and the FBI effort to verify or validate the circular process in their investigation.

Michael Isikoff highlighted the level of how enmeshed media is with the Fusion team in February 2018 when he admitted his reporting was being used by the DOJ and FBI to advance the political objectives of the intelligence community.

The Last Refuge goes on with an extensive review of how elements within the FBI and DOJ schemed and cahooted with media “journalists,” Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele. Those FBI and DOJ elements fraudulently presented their unverified “evidence” to the FISA courts to spy on Trump associates.

The Last Refuge refers to the scheme as an “intelligence laundry operation.” And it notes that given the media’s own collusions with the  intelligence (sic) community for five years of Russiagate there is no real way they can truthfully report on what is now coming to light, that many people already knew along the way. So those media outlets are now scrubbing their fake news articles.

I had speculated that in 2015-2016 after Trump said he wanted to “Drain the Swamp” (the “Swamp” being that which slithers Inside the Beltway), the media then came up with the “fake news” narrative referring to alternative news sources not parroting the official narrative (of “Trump-Russia collusions”).

As I wrote in my January 6th, 2019 article on the Mueller-Russia investigation,

The Washington Post began the anti-honest journalism campaign coinciding with the Obama DOJ and FBI’s targeting of the Trump campaign in “Russia collusions,” with WaPo’s post-election article, “Russian propaganda effort to spread ‘fake news’ during the election.”

Even at that early time, plenty of objective people could see that this was already a witch hunt. As I wrote and documented last July, many in the news media colluded with the Clinton campaign to help Hillary while pushing the false “Trump-Russia” narrative.

Well, it appears that the Obama DOJ, FBI and CIA also attempted to help Clinton win the 2016 election, and at the same time trying to oust Trump.

This is an extremely elaborate case involving a combination of criminal abuse of governmental powers and propaganda. Chances are, most people who rely on mainstream news media for information probably do not know any or much of what follows here. (Please read linked articles for further information.)

To begin, in the Washington Post‘s mid-2016 article, “Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump,” the main source of that assertion is the DNC’s cyber firm, CrowdStrike, one of whose founders had ties to an anti-Russian think tank in Washington, and was proven to use faulty software. However, there is also an exploit that intelligence agencies have used to associate “Russian fingerprints” with hacks.

This July, 2016 New York Times article states, “…Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, argued on ABC’s This Week that the emails were leaked ‘by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump’ citing ‘experts’ but offering no other evidence.”

Former NSA analyst William Binney and CIA analyst Ray McGovern have shown even more holes in the Russia-“hacking” narrative, by demonstrating that the DNC emails were not hacked remotely but were accessed directly and leaked to WikiLeaks, probably by a DNC insider. Former British ambassador Craig Murray had confirmed this.

But for a terrific updated review of the facts of how the national security apparatchiks and the media colluded to misinform the people of their fake Trump-Russia narrative, The Last Refuge provides that information in its aforementioned article.

And as I wrote in my article on the government media in August of 2018, regarding the emails of Democrat pols, political operatives and media figures, as revealed by WikiLeaks, in those Swamp creatures helping Hillary Clinton prepare for 2016 debates and the election,

Other emails that were leaked to WikiLeaks informed us that reporters obediently followed instructions from the Hillary Clinton campaign on how to cover the campaign. These include reporters from the New York Times such as Maggie Haberman who said the campaign would “tee up stories for us,” and Mark Leibovich, who would email Clinton flunky Jennifer Palmieri for editing recommendations.

And Politico reporter Glenn Thrush asked Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta for approval of stories on Clinton. Thrush was then hired by the New York Times. After Thrush was then suspended from NYT over allegations of sexual misconduct, the Times ended the suspension, stating that while Thrush had “acted offensively,” he would be trained to behave himself. Hmm.

So besides those media Swamp creatures and the one The Last Refuge mentioned, Michael Isikoff, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius and many other government-media mouthpieces played important roles in the 2016 election and Russiagate scams on behalf of the Swamp.

Now, I had previously linked to other articles about the Washington Post’s scam of calling real truth-telling journalists “fake news” at the same time WaPo is disseminating its own actual fake news, which is what the entire Russia collusions narrative has been for many years now. Some of those articles besides the “witch hunt” article by Justin Raimondo mentioned above that I have linked to included Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist from a New, Hidden, and Very Shaky Group by Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton, The Washington Post vs. “Fake News”: Pot, Meet Kettle by Tom Knapp, and The Washington Post: Useful Idiot Shills for a Failed, Frantic Status Quo That Has Lost Control of the Narrative, by Charles Hugh Smith.

Additionally, Glenn Greenwald had previously written extensively on the collusions and enmeshments between government and media regarding other controversies, such as in his articles, Michael Hayden, Bob Schieffer and the Media’s Reverence of National Security Officials, Correspondence and Collusion between the New York Times and the CIA, The Nixonian Henchmen of Today: at the NYT, The NYT’s Journalistic Obedience, and more.

The mainstream corporate media are even worse now than they were ten years ago. Now, they lie about the Covid scamdemic, some knowingly and some unknowingly because of merely unquestioningly repeating what bureaucrats tell them word for word. (I am currently working on an article on why the ongoing Covid scam is just that, a scam. But people really believe the scam because of the influence of corporate “news” media, which is very sad.)

And other issues the mainstream corporate media have been lying about include January 6th, the 2020 election, and currently the Kyle Rittenhouse case.

Sadly, mainstream corporate media is really now the propaganda branch of government, the Swamp and especially the U.S. government’s corporate bedfellows, such as the corrupt pharmaceutical industry.

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