Between the Lines

Booby-Trapping Trump

As I write, the attempted CIA coup against the Trump administration is ongoing.  Yes, you read that right: We’re getting awfully close to Seven Days in May territory.  Through a series of leaks to the “mainstream” media, the Langley spooks have launched a propaganda campaign that outdoes any of their overseas operations by a long shot.  We are told that Trump’s victory was owing to the “fact” that the Russians were campaigning for him.  It wasn’t because Hillary was a terrible candidate, her campaign was incompetent, or the American people longed for change.  No, it was all a Kremlin plot.

And the charges have escalated: From asserting that the Russians wanted to “cause chaos” and subvert faith in the electoral system, the media have progressed to the crazy idea that Putin personally directed an effort to put Trump in the White House.

Funny how conspiracy theories are considered a bad thing—except when they serve the purposes of the political class.

Americans aren’t buying it: A recent poll shows that 56 percent of voters say the alleged Russian “disinformation” campaign had no effect on the outcome of the election.  Thirty-five percent say it did.  But the real question is this: What “Russian” campaign?

So far, the CIA has not provided a lick of actual evidence. ...

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