Another epic fail. Or…perhaps not.
Donald Trump Jr. took a meeting from someone claiming evidence of foreign corruption by Hillary Clinton. The meeting proved useless. Donald Trump Jr. released the emails leading to the meeting. It is clear from the documents and statements of all involved that Donald Trump Jr. did nothing wrong. He broke no law. This isn’t like Hillary Clinton’s husband soliciting donations disguised as speech payments, travel costs, and charity work, while Hillary was Secretary of State. Based solely on the fact the source of the information was a Yeltsin-era prosecutor from Russia, a few anti-Trump lawyers falsely accuse Trump Jr. of a crime.
The Code of Federal Regulations makes the law immunizing Trump Jr.’s actions precisely clear: any foreign national individual may volunteer personal services to a federal candidate or federal political committee without making a contribution. The law provides this volunteer “exemption” as long as the individual performing the service is not compensated by anyone on the campaign. See 11 CFR 100.74. For example, as the Federal Election Commission advises all, “an individual can provide volunteer services to a candidate or party without considering the value of those service a contribution to the candidate or party.” Section 30121 of Title 52 does not apply to voluntary activity or services. The thing “of value” must be actual money, or its transferable equivalent, not a volunteer of services or information. Otherwise, if volunteering information in coordination with a campaign constituted donations, everyone from John Harwood to Chuck Todd (and maybe all of CNN) made millions in donations to the Hillary campaign, as WikiLeaks emails disclosed.
Hence, legally, Donald Trump Jr. taking a meeting at the request of a family friend, to hear someone wanting to volunteer information about your Dad’s adversary, can legally be no crime. He did what a loyal son, honorable friend, and smart advocate would do — hear them out. Anyone who thinks that’s a crime is the one who needs to have their values checked.
Ahh, but there’s the rub: the Treasonous Left doesn’t care whether it’s a crime or not. It’s something they can throw out there, hoping it will finally, FINALLY stick. Ace takes it a little further:
Consider: To them, those who voted with all their girlish might for Hillary and who cried when Pennsylvania’s votes were counted, of course Trump Jr. must have been acting on behalf of Russia. Their Narrative is that Russia wanted Hillary to lose; ergo, if Trump Jr. is willing to hear information about Hillary that the media would itself cover up, his only motive would be to help Russia.
The “aid” that he would be rendering Russia is only that of beating Hillary, which they assert is Russia’s whole Nefarious Scheme.
It doesn’t seem to dawn on them that Trump Jr. would have reasons to want to beat Hillary that have noting at all to do with wishing to “help Russia in its scheming.”
Jake Tapper plainly wished Hillary would win — and so did Iran, knowing that Hillary would carry on Obama’s pro-Iran-nuke legacy.
Does that mean all the negative stories that Jake Tapper has run on behalf of Hillary means that he was in “collusion with Iran” — agreeing to cooperate with Iran for a corrupt purpose?
Did he refuse to even mention the Ben Rhodes “Echo Chamber” story so as to further his collusion with Iran?
No, of course not. Iran had an interest in helping Hillary, and Jake Tapper had his own independent interest in helping Hillary. Jake Tapper refused to run the Echo Chamber story, which had the effect of being an “in-kind donation” to Iran, for his own partisan political goals, not specifically to “aid Iran.”
This fixation on seeing things only in terms of whether they help or hurt Hillary — and not, as Trump would see it, whether they help or hurt him — is the basic psychological defect they have of seeing Donald Trump Junior’s mere willingness to receive oppo against his opponent as “collusion with Russia’s schemes,” rather than rather basic campaign 101 stuff.
He goes on to reveal some truly dirty stuff on Felonia McPantsuit’s campaign, which is worth a look. But meanwhile, here we all are again, playing defense, bogged down in a bunch of truly arrant horseshit once more…JUST LIKE THE DEMOCRAT SOCIALISTS WANT US TO BE. After spending a great deal of time whacking the tar baby the Lyin’ Left has presented us, Rush finally saw the light:
Now, after a year, not a single one of them has panned out, from the golden showers dossier on down, not a single one of them has panned out. And how do we know this? Because of the way this little email chain and meeting between Donald J. Trump and a Russian honey pot is being portrayed. This is it. The bottom line is, this is all they’ve got. Everything that came before is obviously inoperative. It has been forgotten.
None of it is being linked, none of this Trump Jr. stuff is being linked to anything that’s happened in the past. Michael Flynn’s name does not appear in this story. Michael Flynn, which was the focus of the original bout of these stories, is long gone by now. The proof is wide open here, that they’ve got nothing. After a year they are going bananas over this. And they’re going bananas because after a year of nothing, they think this is it.
This is the story that’s gonna get Trump thrown out of office. This is the story that’s gonna cause an uprising among the American people. Except they have done that practically every day for the last year, and certainly for the last six months. Every day for the last six months we have been treated to a version of what we have gotten the past two days. And in every instance prior, it has led to what? Absolutely zilch, zero, nada. And the proof that it is zilch, zero, nada is how much they have invested in this latest.
They’ve got nothing. They never have had anything, on this collusion business, on the Russians working with Trump to steal the election from Hillary. They’re not taking this story and adding it to all these previous stories and trying to sell a cumulative pile of evidence. This is a standalone. Some stories I’ve seen have featured the terminology, “Finally we have the evidence we’ve been looking for,” admitting that they haven’t had any evidence they’ve been looking for prior to this iteration of the story.
You know what this whole thing reminds me of? The way the dossier was pitched. You may not remember, but the dossier — the golden showers dossier — was pitched to the media in an email-type message. It was reviewed and it was highlighted, what it contained — and it was designed to be seductive. And this has much the same ring to it. This babe calls Trump Jr. under a false premise, claiming she’s got dope on Hillary Clinton, and they take the meeting ’cause who wouldn’t want to get oppo research on your opponent?
That’s standard operating procedure in political campaigns. And then the woman shows up. “No, no, no, no. You misunderstood! I’ve got this Magnitsky Act or something I want you to do something about.” The whole thing smacks of a setup.
It surely does. But I’ve now come to believe that the Treasonous Left’s real target with all this ceaseless shitflinging isn’t really Trump at all. It’s US. Rush comes around to it as well:
Now, if Trump was colluding with the Russians, I don’t think this would have mattered much because it would have already been known. If Trump was colluding with Putin — let’s just put it out there — if Putin and Trump were working together to steal the election from Hillary and all of a sudden Trump Jr. gets an email saying somebody has high-level information from the Russian government, a lawyer nobody knows and is requesting a meeting to talk about it, what would the Trump campaign’s reaction be?
A lawyer we don’t know has information, we’re already colluding, what could this woman have? We don’t need to take this meeting. We’re already colluding in my hypothetical. Does that have no impact on you? I mean, seriously. If Trump and Putin are colluding and Junior — you know what’s going on here, don’t you? Folks, don’t you know what’s going on here? Don’t make me have to say this stuff.
So we have, again, nothing, like the golden showers dossier is nothing. But I’m well aware, folks, I’m well aware there are all kinds of people that are Trump supporters who think this is it, it’s over, Junior stepped in it, Junior just buried himself, Junior is shoveling the dirt on his own grave here by publishing this email timeline. It’s over. It shows you, I think, the power of this never-ending narrative to which there has never been a shred of evidence or substance.
People just have an inability to say this is BS and then treat everything that comes after it as BS because they always have a little part of their brain reserved for the possibility that it could be true. And once there’s the slightest morsel, “Oh, my God, it’s over, Rush, it’s over. I’m surprised you don’t see it. Oh, they got him.” I know that’s what many people think. I’m not there yet.
Okay. I have made a decision. This is it for today. No more of this garbage the rest of the day. There’s other stuff in the Stack here, and some of it, interestingly, is about how well Trump is doing, the implementation of his agenda. Now, half the sound bites are about this crap — pardon the use of the word, but that’s what it is to me, but I’m gonna find some diamonds in the rough out there.
And that’s what it all comes down to now, I think. The Left’s target isn’t Trump now; maybe it never was. The target is Trump’s supporters. They hope to demoralize us, to make us disengage, to inspire us to resignation and defeatism and acceptance of the eternal status quo. They want us to believe that the Swamp can never be drained, to believe that Trump is a fraud who never had any intention of draining it in the first place. They want us to throw up our hands and walk away.
And knowing that, I now believe it is absolutely vital that Trump continues to get out there among the people and do the occasional huge rally—to ditch the Swamp dwellers, to spite and disdain them, and get out among We the People and inspire them anew. I think it’s vital for him, and it’s vital for us too. It’s all too easy to be dismayed when all you get is a steady diet of the sort of stinking swill fed us by the establishment media propagandists; hell, I myself talked to three friends of mine today who were completely convinced that with this latest nothingburger, they finally had Trump nailed at last. They were really worried about it; Old Media had gotten to them at last.
No, I told ’em. Just hang on and wait; this is going to wind up being more of the same empty, gossamer-thin tripe they’ve been peddling all along.
Truth is, at this point, it doesn’t really matter to me if they DO nail Trump or his family on something or other. Short of actual treason, of doing the sort of harm to this nation that Hillary and Obama did with utter impunity and not a whisper of complaint from their partners in Establishment Media, I’ll still support him anyway. Because he’s our last and only hope; he loves his country, wants to see it strong and prosperous, and is cantankerous enough to relish the fight he’s in. He doesn’t believe that this nation is a blight on the entire world, responsible for all its ills and deserving of a serious comeuppance. His speech in Poland demonstrates that well enough, and the “liberal” horror and revulsion at the simple, honest truth laid out therein tells you all you should ever need to know about them.
Don’t let ’em stampede you, folks. Don’t believe a word out of their filthy, lying yaps. You can be assured that anything, anything at all, that makes them smile is going to be very bad indeed for you, and for your country. Remember: these are people who, when they even hear the phrase “Make America Great Again,” are reduced to paroxysms of spluttering outrage and disgust. They are horrified by the very idea of American greatness, or any attempted restoration thereof.
Can any reasonable person think for a moment that such as they could ever have America’s best interests at heart? Ever, for even a moment?
If so, may I ask just what the fuck you’re smoking?