What you are about to read was pulled from an article at reuters.com, written by Nathan Layne, titled ” What happens if Mueller finds Trump fingerprints in Russia conspiracy?”. In it, Mr. Layne purports to analyze the implications of several possible conclusions to the mueller “investigation”.
Here are the first two paragraphs of his section titled “Report finds Trump involved in Russia conspiracy”:
Among those who already have pleaded guilty or have been convicted are: former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort; former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen; former national security advisor Michael Flynn; and former Trump campaign aides Richard Gates and George Papadopoulos. Others indicted include Trump adviser Roger Stone and Russian intelligence officers.
But the central question is whether Mueller will find that Trump himself played a role in a conspiracy with Moscow to boost his chances of winning the election or committed obstruction of justice to try to impede the Russia probe. Trump has denied collusion and obstruction.
What do those paragraphs tell you? That all of the people named have pleaded guilty, or been convicted of, conspiracy with Russia, and the central question is whether Trump was involved in that conspiracy as well?
That certainly is the way it reads to me.
The problem, however, is that not one of those people has pleaded guilty to or been convicted of anything whatsoever that is related in any way to any Russian conspiracy. Not one of them. Zero. Nada. Zilch.
So the inference that Donald Trump might be among these Russian conspirators, is based on a non-existent premise.
This is the definition of “fake news”.
And it is what we see virtually every day in our mainstream media.
It is pathetic. And it is also the reason fewer and fewer people trust these so-called “journalists”.
When do they realize this? Or is it that they do realize this and just don’t give a damn?
Either way the “pathetic” label fits like a glove.