With the liberal left in an absolutely apoplectic meltdown over President Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a mass of many intriguing questions — answers of which would be hypocritical — arise for those seemingly seething with rage.
On Friday, when Mr. Trump was in London meeting with United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May and then with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, special counsel Robert Mueller charged a dozen Russian intelligence officers with hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Clinton campaign.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the announcement.
While the alleged hacking did not alter the election outcome, the announcement placed the alleged Russian election meddling front and center ahead of the Trump-Putin summit and brought calls, for example, from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and others for Mr. Trump to cancel his Monday meeting with Mr. Putin.
Writing that the timing of Mr. Mueller’s indictments “did his reputation for nonpartisanship no service,” Wall Street Journal columnist Holman W. Jenkins Jr. also said:
“This is the same Mr. Mueller who, as FBI chief, sat for five years on the indictment of a Russian uranium executive when it would have been embarrassing to Mr. Obama’s own Russian rapprochement — and doubly embarrassing to his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, because of the connection of the Clinton Foundation to the Russian uranium business in question.”
Mr. Mueller’s timing also came one day after the FBI’s lead Russia investigator, agent Peter Strzok, spent 10 hours testifying in a heated joint House committee hearing during which he defended himself from attacks from congressional Republicans that his political views, critical of then candidate Donald Trump, influenced the probe of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Until a Justice Department inspector general uncovered compromising messages about his political bias with FBI agent Lisa Page, with whom he was having an adulterous affair, Mr. Strzok worked on Mr. Mueller’s team.
During the hearing, Committee chairman, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, made a stunning announcement: FBI investigators were told that Mrs. Clinton’s emails including many that contained classified information, had been surreptitiously forwarded to a “foreign entity” unrelated to Russia.
Mr. Gohmert said the FBI investigators, which included Mr. Strzok, “found this anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list. It was a compartmentalized bit of information that was sending it to an unauthorized source … that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia ….”
And the FBI agents did nothing.
“The FBI investigators who were allegedly conducting a thorough, unbiased, professional probe into Clinton’s mishandling of classified materials ignored it,” said Investor’s Business Daily.
And when Mr. Gohmert made his announcement, the mainstream, liberal Democrat media did exactly what the FBI agents did — nothing. They totally ignored it.
The hypocrisy that abounds with the liberal left knows no bounds.
“The disinterest shown by the FBI,” said IBD, “at this revelation is simply astounding. The entire purpose of the investigation was to determine whether Clinton had broken the law by being ‘grossly negligent’ in her handling of classified material. All of her emails ending up in the hands of a ‘foreign entity’ would — by any honest estimation — constitute gross negligence. … It adds further evidence that the Clinton email investigation — and most likely the Trump/Russian investigation — was seriously compromised by political bias.”
Obviously it was! And is!
The FBI never examined the computers of the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Clinton campaign that Mr. Mueller says the 12 Russians supposedly hacked. Why not? Why didn’t the Democrats and the Obama administration insist that the FBI examine these computers? Were they hiding incriminating evidence? Was the evidence anti-American?
Mentioning the indictments of the 12 phantom hackers, Brian Joondeph, a Denver-based physician, points out that they are simply accusations, not verdicts in a court of law. “Announced the last business day before Trump’s Russian summit, what a coincidence of timing, painting Trump in a box where he has to either validate the Russian collusion narrative or question the veracity of the U.S. intelligence community. Always the contrarian, he chose the later option during his press conference with Putin.”
Any why not? The American intelligence services — FBI, CIA, DOJ, NSA and NI —formed the nucleus of a corrupt political culture and conspired to spy on Mr. Trump’s campaign and undermine his election and then tried to overturn his presidency. All of which is absolutely anti-American.