Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media have relentlessly targeted former President Donald Trump over his claims that the 2020 election was rigged in President Joe Biden’s favor.
But as Michael Barone wrote for the New York Post, that same group has continued to ignore arguably the greatest hoax in modern political history, perpetrated largely in part by Hillary Clinton: The 2016 Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
As Barone noted, as the 2016 collusion hoax continues to unwind and make its way back into the mainstream media, thanks — finally — to the efforts of Special Counsel John Durham.
Barone pondered if Democrats and their media friends will eventually be forced to concede and begin an apology tour for pushing the blatantly false narrative. Hopeful thinking, of course, but he raises a valid point.
What’s the latest?
Last week, Durham finally emerged from the shadows after it was announced that Clinton-connected attorney Michael Sussmann was formally indicted “for lying to the FBI general counsel when he denied he was acting ‘for any client’ in forwarding bogus documents that supposedly showed communications between Trump’s business and a Russian bank.”
The indictment presented a new look at how much of an effort Hillary Clinton and her campaign made in what appeared to be a desperate attempt to de-legitimize the 2016 election when America decided that Trump was the better option for the country, stealing what many presumed was an easy victory for the former secretary of state.
Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy provided insight on what he believes Durham is up to with the latest indictment, which could spell doom for a lot of major Democratic players down the road.
“The Trump-Russia collusion narrative was essentially a fabrication of the Clinton campaign that was peddled to the FBI (among other government agencies) and to the media by agents of the Clinton campaign — particularly, its lawyers at Perkins Coie — who concealed the fact that they were quite intentionally working on the campaign’s behalf,” McCarthy wrote.
Barone concluded his piece by writing that Clinton and her “advisers damaged the nation by promoting false charges against a duly elected president. She owes the nation an apology.”
Another weird twist
Fox News reported last week that the judge who is set to preside over the Sussmann case — U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper — just happens to be married to the lawyer who represented former FBI agent Lisa Page, who worked on the Trump-Russia probe. It was noted that Cooper, who was appointed by Barack Obama, and his wife, lawyer Amy Jeffress, are well-connected in the Democratic Party. Current U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland even presided over their wedding in 1999.
Because of their deep connections to many of the players either directly or indirectly connected to the Trump-Russia probe, many are calling for Cooper to recuse himself from presiding over Sussmann’s case, which to any honest observer, is more than a fair request.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, believes the judge needs to consider such a move. “If a spouse has a substantial interest in the outcome of a proceeding, then a judge should consider recusal,” Fitton said, adding, “That is a question Judge Cooper will have to ask himself.”