[Just found this in my “drafts” folder. I should have published it back then, but I held off for some reason. Maybe my wife talked me out of it? I’ll ask her. No, on second thought, I’ll just post it now.]
Following the release of the long-awaited Inspector General Report on the origins of the “Russia Collusion” investigation, I was reminded of the fairly-recent “Fartergate” incident. (They call it “Fartgate” but I think “Fartergate” sounds better.) For those who may have missed it and don’t want to watch the YouTube clip, Congressman Eric Swalwell “apparently” breaks wind during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Now, that’s really not that big a deal–everybody does it from time to time, just usually not on national television. However, the real significance (as with Watergate) is in the coverup. As soon as the uproarious laughter commenced, MSNBC immediately began trying to save the Democratic congressman from embarrassment, asserting that the sound came from Matthews “sliding a coffee cup across the table back in the studio.” If you can stand it, watch the video. Swalwell pauses speaking and you can actually see him clenching up as he rips.
Now consider that the IG report into the Clinton Email Investigation found numerous instances of “mistakes, bad judgment, and even overt expressions of unseemly political bias,” but no evidence that political bias tainted the investigation. In the face of outrageous and repeated lapses in FBI protocol (always in favor of exonerating Mrs. Clinton) the report nevertheless concludes that the essential integrity of the investigation was not influenced by politics.
Fast-forward now to the IG report into the origins of the Russia Collusion investigation, where numerous instances of “mistakes, bad judgment, and even overt expressions of unseemly political bias” were found (including fraudulent submissions to the FISA court) but no evidence that the origination of the investigation was anything but fully justified and legal.
Just as the Mainstream Media rushes to cover up anything that might embarrass the Democrats, the Deep State will continue to protect their own. They both think that we are stupid.
We are not.