The scope of corruption at the top tiers of the FBI and DOJ is breathtaking. We already suspected they were lying when they said the dossier didn’t play a major part in obtaining the FISA warrant on Carter Page but now we also know they used fake news articles from the leftwing press.
The one story claims that President Trump changed the wording in the platform about Russia, but that was fake news. The language was actually toughened. Every word of the platform remained. Every single word. There was an amendment added that said Republicans would send weapons to help Ukraine fend off the Russians. Obama promised the same thing but failed to deliver. Trump has delivered.
The narrative spread. “The same month that Trump denied Putin’s role in Ukraine, his team weakened the party platform on Ukraine,” Democratic Rep. Andre Carson said during a House Intelligence Committee hearing in March.
“This was the same month that several individuals in the Trump orbit held secret meetings with Russian officials, some of which may have been on the topic of sanctions against Russia or their intervention in Ukraine. Now, this is no coincidence, in my opinion.”
In addition to being factually wrong, that storyline seems particularly out of place coming from Democrats, because the 2016 Democratic platform, while pledging to “stand up to Russian aggression,” said nothing about U.S. sanctions against Russia or about U.S. aid to Ukraine’s armed forces, both of which were in the Trump-approved Republican platform. Needless to say, the Democratic platform said not a word about lethal aid to Ukraine.
The scandal is about to leap past Watergate and set a new record that if this country is lucky will never be repeated again.