Dems respond to Flynn exoneration with the Big Lie strategy
The biggest political scandal in American history finally is unwinding as documents are declassified and prosecutors and grand juries do their work. Lies that have been told by James Comey, Adam Schiff, James Clapper, and others are being exposed, and the entire corrupt attempt to drive from office the duly elected president of the United States is being revealed as seditious.
The Democrats' response is to double down and rely on the brute force of their media dominance to peddle a lie that, if repeated often enough, will be accepted as truth. As the OSS (the CIA's predecessor in WWII) described Hitler's use of the Big Lie Strategy:
[N]ever leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.
Yesterday's extraordinary Justice Department Motion to Dismiss charges against General Michael Flynn was the product of an independent review carried out by an experienced U.S. attorney and professional career staff and contains 20 pages of legal argument. But it is being dismissed as something the A.G. corruptly dictated.
Adam Schiff is claiming, "This dismissal does not exonerate him. But it does incriminate Bill Barr." Elizabeth Warren, whose fraudulent claim of Native American heritage got her tenure at Harvard, is demanding Barr's resignation:
William Barr is not the President’s lawyer – he is the country’s lawyer. His political interference is blatantly corrupt and he should resign.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 7, 2020
Trump-hating cable channels MSNBC and CNN were full of talking heads yesterday following the motion to dismiss characterizing it as corrupt:
The release of the first tranche of testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, after acting DNI Ric Grenell redacted and declassified it and forced Adam Schiff's hand by threatening to release it himself, already has exposed lies that have been eagerly disseminated by the Dems and their media lapdogs. One such example shows that under oath, former DNI James Clapper admitted there was no evidence that Trump colluded with Russia.
NEW: former DNI James Clapper says : "I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/ conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election." -- in transcript of interview with House Intel during its Russia probe.— Brooke Singman (@BrookeSingman) May 7, 2020
Yet, as a paid contributor to CNN, he claimed that Vladimir Putin treats Trump as an "asset":
Former Obama Defense Department senior official Evelyn Farkas admitted under oath to lying to MSNBC.
This is just the beginning. Late yesterday, Ric Grenell had delivered a "satchel" of documents to the Department of Justice, presumably just declassified documents,perhaps testimony from the House Intelligence Committee.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 8, 2020
This scandal is unfolding as the presidential election gears up. For now, the pandemic panic still dominates the news, and members of the public inclined to hate President Trump will swallow the Big Lie and won't bother to read the Motion to Dismiss, much less the tens of thousands of pages of House Intelligence Committee hearings being released (first tranche here). But when the Durham investigation reveals its results, probably with some indictments, they will not be able to get away with it.
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