President Trump has tweeted feverishly about “Obamagate,” loosely defined as everything the Obama-Biden team did to ruin Trump’s candidacy (and then presidency) using their executive-branch powers. The Trump-loathing press has responded with an unusual tactic. The self-appointed guardians of democracy who have auditioned themselves as America’s great explainers are playing dumb.
Yahoo! News hosted a virtual townhall with Biden on May 19, and Dylan Stableford reported Biden was asked about “the so-called Obamagate conspiracy, which revolves around a vague allegation that the former president illegally tried to sabotage the Trump campaign, or was involved in an effort to entrap Trump’s adviser Michael Flynn into lying to the FBI. Trump has referred to the invented scandal numerous times in recent weeks, although when a reporter asked him to specify what it was about, he declined.”
Liberals call the Obama scandals “invented,” when the invention here was the entire Russian-collusion narrative. Newly released documents show Obama aides would scream “collusion” on cable TV, but admitted to Congress they had no evidence. No wonder journalists who energetically pushed a false narrative are playing dumb now.
Biden told Yahoo the Obamagate thing was “diversion, diversion, diversion, diversion, diversion! Don’t speak to what the issues before us are.” Biden and his media enablers want the dominant story to be Trump’s allegedly horrible coronavirus response. Don’t look into the origins of the Russia probe.
These ersatz historians who love comparing every Republican scandal to Watergate can’t seem to grasp with their brains how Obama might have been getting intelligence about Flynn’s contacts with the Russians during the transition, and supervising attempts by the FBI to entrap Flynn. This effort didn’t sound “vague” when it was discovered that FBI "professionals" said bluntly that they went to the White House "to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or […]