Saturday, April 01, 2017

Trump a Russian Mouthpiece?

Trump a Russian Mouthpiece?

by Stephen Lendman

The suggestion is spurious on its face. It would be laughable if the diabolical agenda of his opponents wasn’t so menacing.

Neocon CIA/connected Washington Post editors accused his administration of “derail(ing) (the) House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into (accusations of) Russia’s interference in the presidential election” - no evidence proving it since accusations surfaced last year.

Ranking Virginia Democrat Senate Intelligence Committee member Mark Warner lied, accusing “(a)n outside foreign adversary (Russia) (of) hijack(ing) our most critical democratic process, the election for president…”

Trump calls ongoing investigations “a witch hunt,” Democrats “using (it) to excuse their ‘big election loss.’ “

WaPo: It “should be undeniable…that the regime of Vladi­mir Putin brazenly intervened in US politics, including by hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing stolen material through the WikiLeaks site…” 

It’s “still trying to disrupt the political system, including by sowing fake news and faux controversies on social media…” 

It’s attempting “to disrupt elections in other Western democracies, including France and Germany. The top priority of the president and Congress should be to fully expose this hostile assault and develop means to counter it.”

“…Trump appears to be doing his best to confuse the public…and prevent the truth from coming out. That, of course, is Russia’s agenda.”

Fact: Not a shred of evidence suggests Russia interfered in last year’s US presidential election - or any others anywhere.

Fact: Claims otherwise are malicious Big Lies - irresponsible Russia bashing and efforts to delegitimize Trump’s election.

Fact: Fake new is a Western media specialty, notably from CIA-connected WaPo, The New York Times, and deplorable television misinformation - truth-telling on major issues considered heresy.

A same-day WaPo article absurdly said Trump “sounds like a Russian mouthpiece,” saying:

He “parrot(s) Russian-friendly themes.” He “furthers Russia’s intention to undermine American democracy.”

He “sow(s) doubt about the legitimacy of our system and claim(s) moral equivalency for his own anti-democratic tactics.”

Are he and other administration officials “useful (Russian) idiots?” “He is the most useful of them all.”

Based on his performance so far, Trump warrants plenty of criticism - for the right reasons, not the wrong ones.

Suggesting he’s a Russian “mouthpiece” or “useful idiot” is deplorable scoundrel media fake news, masquerading as the real thing.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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