For months and months all we’ve heard from the mainstream media and celebrities on Twitter and Facebook is how Trump’s in cahoots with Russia, a story that has persisted despite the fact there’s nothing to indicate it is true.
The reason for this persistence is the desperate hope of progressives who want nothing more than to see President Trump impeached and booted from office.
Well, yet again, we have more confirmation — this time from a most unlikely source, a Democratic congresswoman — that no evidence exists to link Trump’s campaign with Russian Facebook ads.
According to The Free Beacon,
Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier (Calif.) said Wednesday there is no “specific evidence” of collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian-linked Facebook ads.
CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Speier, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the subject on “The Lead.” CNN reported Wednesday that a number of Russian-linked ads on Facebook targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, which Trump flipped from blue to red in 2016.
“Do you know of any evidence right now that anyone in the United States, whether they were associated with the Trump campaign or not, helped these Russian operatives with information about where to target these ads or voters to target?” Tapper asked.
“We don’t have any specific evidence,” Speier said. “But these were sophisticated persons who were doing the targeting.”
Speier also said that Russia’s attempts at interference in American politics was part of a long-term strategy on Russia’s part to try to infiltrate and sway American politics.
Tapper went on to say that both the chair and vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee believe the intent of the Russian hackers was to cause chaos and their tactics could have affected either Trump or Clinton’s campaign — which might suggest that Russia wasn’t actually interested in boosting Trump in the polls.
Speier answered back that she wasn’t sure they could know either way on that particular point.
Obviously, that’s the most likely scenario. In light of this revelation, the real question is whether or not the media will start reporting developments in this story fairly — and maybe even focus on more important issues?
Probably not, but you never know.