Today’s paragraphs come to us from an editorial in the New York Post:
Why are Democrats protecting the Beltway smear-specialist firm Fusion GPS? Specifically, why are the party’s senators supporting Fusion chief Glenn Simpson in his refusal to say who paid to get that infamous President Trump-smearing “Russian dossier” drawn up?
As The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly A. Strassel notes, Dem senators even passed on the chance to publicly question Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, rather than also expose Simpson to public questioning.
Maybe Democrats simply didn’t want anything to mess up their “collusion” narrative. Or perhaps they fear their own party used Fusion to commission the hit.
She’s not the only one on the case. Writing at Tablet, the Hudson Institute’s Lee Smith notes that perhaps the “dossier” was another Russian effort to interfere in US politics — an anti-Trump one to match Moscow’s work to undermine Hillary Clinton.
Because, Smith reminds us, “the point of the Kremlin’s assault on the American election of 2016 was to defame both candidates, and sow chaos, and thereby to discredit the American system of government, which rests on the consent of the governed.”
I urge you to read the entire editorial. And the links it provides to the few other places where this obviously political obstruction by Democrats is being discussed.
The Post wins Paragraphs Of The Day honors for raising questions that are currently being buried almost everywhere else in mainstream media – questions that, if they were raised, would make voters aware of some very embarrassing facts about how the Democrat Party operated during last year’s campaign…and how those facts undermine the still-evidenceless claim that there was collusion between the Trump administration and Russia.
It is a travesty of journalism that this story is not major news. But, sad to say, no surprise at all; not with the state of “journalism today.