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Surprise! The mainstream press still refuses to admit there was never any evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians

CNN's Jake Tapper, the face of the corrupt mainstream media
CNN’s Jake Tapper, the face of the corrupt mainstream

The release of the Durham final report [pdf] this week has produced a flurry of stories, reiterating the wholly unsurprising news that there was never any evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians and the entire story was a fraud, based on no evidence and drummed up by Democratic Party operatives working for Hillary Clinton both inside and outside of the FBI and Department of Justice.

The leftist mainstream press and the Democratic Party-controlled federal government of course reacted in mixed ways. First, Jake Tapper at CNN reluctantly admitted that the report is “devastating to the FBI, and to a degree it does exonerate Donald Trump.” In the same breath however he also tried to minimize the reports damning conclusions, which proved unequivocally that the reporting on this story from day one by him and everyone at CNN was either incompetent or outright lies.

The FBI meanwhile responded to the report with a short three sentence statement, admitting “missteps” were made but “dozens of corrective actions” have been taken since to make sure the agency “continues to do its work with the rigor, objectivity, and professionalism the American people deserve and rightly expect.”

Yeah, right. If you believe this hogwash from the FBI I have a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you, cheap.

Meanwhile other leftist mainstream news outlets scrambled to spin the report, to discredit it without even reading it.

Liars in 2017 and liars now, in 2023.

In truth, the facts brought out by the Durham report, detailed nicely in analyses here and here, simply restate what was patently obvious in 2017, for anyone with the willingness to look dispassionately at the plain facts. As I wrote in July 2017,

I haven’t posted anything about the Russian collusion story until now, because on its face it is absurd. As noted repeatedly by even Trump’s critics, there is no evidence of any illegal acts by anyone. Moreover, the media focus on the Russians distracts from the heart of the DNC hack, that it revealed illegal pay-offs and corruption by Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and others in the Democratic Party. I don’t really care that much how these emails were obtained since what they uncovered is far worse.

This 2017 conclusion was of course confirmed when Robert Mueller released his final report in 2019, which completely exonerated Trump, though with a reluctance that revealed the partisan hack that Robert Mueller was. And if you doubt me, make sure you watch the video here of Robert Mueller being questioned during a House hearing in 2013. As I concluded, “Mueller comes off clearly as a tool of the Democrats, something he still is today.”

The attacks on Trump were always a lie, but what made them worse was the eager cooperation of the entire mainstream press to amplify and spread those lies. And these news hacks did so loudly, endlessly, and without any credible evidence, and appear to be still doing it. They are frauds. Why anyone listens or watches any of them, when there are now many different sources of much better reporting available on the web, baffles me entirely. I haven’t watched television or cable news in almost thirty years, for all these reasons.

Do you still rely on these fake mainstream news sources? Why? Are you a fool? Are you willfully ignorant? Or are you so biased and partisan and close-minded that no alternative facts can ever be allowed to enter your mind?

Perhaps this short piece from the Babylon Bee sums up this whole disgusting affair most cogently:

Media Admits They Lied About That Russia Collusion Thing But Are Totally Telling The Truth About Everything Else

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  • David k

    It is ridiculous that they know they can get away with this. That is why they do it.

    At a private company, even a big one you would be fired for far less or even nothing at all. Same with local law enforcement.

    But if you are part of one of the too big to fail agencies (or banks), you can do whatever you want

  • Brad Czerniak

    “Russia, if you’re listening…”

    Don’t really have to investigate very hard to find Trump trying to collude with the Russians.

  • Brad Czerniak: Heh. Do you work for the Babylon Bee? If you don’t, I strongly suggest you apply for a job there. You seem very qualified.

  • James Street

    “Brad Czerniak: Heh. Do you work for the Babylon Bee?”

    Maybe he’s a glowie.

  • Cotour

    Related: The W.H.O. and their newly formulated powers.

    Dr. Campbell: 13 min.

    You will and think and do as you are told.

    How long do you think before our government will acquiesce and bow to these judgments and mandates of people not elected by any U.S. of America citizen and there in have the media reinforce and transmit the “proper” way all are to behave?

    How long? By the end of the Biden administration?

  • Cotour

    The Director General of the World Health Organization it scheduled to become the new King / President of the world?


  • GaryMike

    Jake Tapper

    Brings to mind Frank Zappa.

    “Who you jiving with that cosmik debris?
    Now is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?
    Don’t you know, you could make more money as a butcher? ”

    For a very long time, I haven’t listened to the people who say I should listen to them..

    Yeah, whatever.

  • pzatchok

    Repeat a lie enough and it becomes the truth.

  • pzatchok, here are 61 hacks who repeated the lie:

    Brad … which is more of a joke, what Trump said, or Biden telling us he used foreign-aid leverage to quash an Ukrainian investigation of an official with ties to his son?

    By your standards, I should have expected Reagan to actually start the bombing in five minutes … hacking Hillary’s closet server after she tried to hide what she was doing with it would be a public service in the cause of liberty.

    Keep in mind everyone … FISA warrants were based on this falsehood, as was investigation and prosecution of several people. This, juxtaposed with the kid-glove treatment of the Clintons and Bidens, illustrates the double standard of justice our Pedestaled Elite have established.

    The FBI needs to be handled like a severe termite infestation … remove the rot and replace it with sound structure.

  • Brad Czerniak

    Multiple investigations found no wrongdoing on the part of Clinton as it pertains to either the email server or Benghazi. A much stronger case could be made that Comey announcing on October 28, 2016 that he was re-opening the email investigation (which then re-determined no wrongdoing) was more politically motivated than crossfire hurricane.

    George Papadopoulos’ blabbing to the Australians is what kicked off crossfire hurricane, not the Steele dossier. The FBI OIG report made all of this plain. The Durham investigation was the political witch hunt, and it resulted in jack squat. Not the crime of the century like Trump claimed, just a big nothingburger. Y’all are grasping at straws

  • Rob Crawford

    Making accusations they knew were false, using them to justify focusing law enforcement and intelligence agencies on a political rival is a “nothingburger”? They used these lies to imprison innocent people and ruin lives. They used them to justify ignoring the lawful conduct of a presidential administration.

  • Cotour


    Dr. Campbell: Who defines truth: 5 min. concerning Covid and the mRNA technology no one is allowed to question.

    A friend emails me concerned about what went on that the Durham report has revealed in the form of evidence regarding the massive collusion between the heads of the politically appointed three letter law enforcement and intelligence agencies of our own government in order to install their favored political agenda.

    I replied: That was what was, start being concerned with what will be.

    They have only just begun, and they will not surrender their gains easily.

  • Col Beausabre

    Good grief! Someone still believes the BIGGEST LIE, that perpetrated by Clinton ad Company

  • If I had handled classified info the way Hillary did, I would be making little rocks out of big ones at a Federal prison.

    If I had applied for FISA warrants using false information, I would likely end up in the same situation.

    The double standard between justice for the Pedestaled Elite, and those that dissent from their One True Way of collectivist social technocracy, is now even more glaringly obvious.

    I’ll leave this here …. it’s about more than talking to Australians.,_2017_E-mail_to_Self

    Notice the weasel wording … that still doesn’t cover up how the outgoing administration was tying Trump to Russian hacking as they were leaving office. They either were sold the falsehood, or created it.

  • Advo

    From Day 1, the very idea that Russia would invest millions in the Clinton family directly and hundreds of millions in the Clinton Global Initiative crime fund, and then support Trump to win the presidency is ludicrous. It flies in the face of any reason or logic. But they said it then and repeat it now with a straight face.

    The supporters of the American left need their own chapter in the DSM

  • Bosco Bob

    In case you or your readers would like to know what actually happened in the Durham investigation I suggest you check out Emptywheel.

    She links to all the court documents and provides time-lines and facts ignored by your buddies at the Federalist.


  • Cotour


    Let’s not get bogged down with the minutia, when it’s all boiled down the reality of all of this political warfare treachery what do you find at the bottom of the pot?

    Ma Barker (Hillary Clinton).

    And that is the grand takeaway related to the Durham report. Period.

  • Bosco Bob

    Sorry Cotour,

    I should have realized the link I provided was probably beyond your comprehension level. Perhaps one of your democrat friends or customers can read it and then explain it to you.

    The minutia you refer to are hardly insignificant, your boy Durham was supposed to expose everything! He found nothing. Both trials ended in acquittal. He spent millions and accomplished nothing. He had free reign to investigate all the things you belive happened, and he didn’t find squat.

    Did you actually read the Durham report or was that also too long for you? Just curious.

  • Cotour


    Some more of what is really the point, the FBI has become an even more corrupt and abusive of their power and defiant agency and extension of political agenda. And it needs to be dismantled and reassembled in some significant way shape or form. Many in the FBI leadership need to be indicted themselves. But alas they will not for they are but extensions of the Political realm and are immune.

    And again, it all comes down to one person, Ma Barker.

    (You are very intimidating Bosco)

  • Bosco Bob: You are welcome to come here and present your point of view. (I don’t believe in blacklisting people I disagree with, as I think you do.) You however are not welcome to come here and insult people. You are warned. Use insults again as an argument and I will suspend you for a week. Repeat it again after that and I will ban you.

  • Cotour


    You know, the chocolate syrup :)

  • Bosco Bob

    Thanks for the reminder.

    I was simply trying to expose you and your readers to an amazing resource.

    I should have ignored the reply and the dismissive attitude.

  • Bosco Bob

    Another great detailed explanation of the mistakes in the Durham Report.

    Emptywheel has the facts and links to them all. She discusses in particular the CNN clip pictured that you quoted.

    Have a great day.

  • Bosco Bob

    Hope you’re all having a wonderful day.

    Some reading material for a relaxing evening.

    More pesky facts about the Durham report.


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