Dr. Fiona Hill is a former official with the National Security Council. She is an expert on Russia and European affairs. The media has seized on Hill’s testimony. Her prepared opening statement they portray as a direct refutation of the Republicans narrative.
Adam you can lead the horse to water…
House Democrats have long claimed that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election. Their narrative for the past three years has been that the Russians are all in for Trump. Hill brought reality to their narrative. She agrees the Russians did interfere. She says the interference was in the Russian interest. Russia’s interest advances by causing hate and discontent in domestic American politics. The Russians did not care who won. They did care if we weakened ourselves. Speaking about Russian attacks on America’s “democratic institutions” in 2016, Hill said:
“the impact of the successful 2016 Russian campaign remains evident today. Our nation is being torn apart. Truth is questioned. Our highly professional and expert career foreign service is being undermined.”
Russia is doing what it sees as in its best interest
She went on to explain Russia’s primary goal. It was and always has been, weakening America on the global stage. They pursue that goal in the protection of their own interests. Dr. Hill’s testimony includes the statements debunking the Democrat narrative. Russia doesn’t choose sides in its continuing effort. Instead, Russia seeks to sabotage the U.S. with whatever opportunity presents itself. No matter which Americans it may help or hurt; Russia’s efforts are for Mother Russia. Hill said:
“President Putin and the Russian security services operate like a Super PAC… They deploy millions of dollars to weaponize our own political opposition research and false narratives… When we are consumed by partisan rancor, we cannot combat these external forces as they seek to divide us against each other, degrade our institutions, and destroy the faith of the American people in our democracy.”
Hill in Hill’s words
Committee Chair Adam is full of Schiff, leader of partisan nonsense, spent his time trying to coax the Democratic narrative out of Hill with leading questioning. She essentially killed it saying:
“The Russians’ interests [were], frankly, to delegitimize our entire presidency… The goal of the Russians was really to put whoever became the president … by trying to tip their hands on one side of the scale … under a cloud… So if Secretary, former first lady, former Sen. Clinton had been elected as president … as indeed many expected in the run-up prior to the election in 2016 … she, too, would have had major questions about her legitimacy… This is exactly what the Russian government was hoping for. If they seed misinformation, they seed doubt, they have everybody questioning the legitimacy of a presidential candidate, be it President Trump or potentially a President Clinton, that they would pit one side of our electorate against the other, that they would pit one party against the other.”
Hill’s comments strike to the heart of the matter. Russia didn’t side with Trump or Clinton in 2016. It was against America. They attempted to harm and smear both presidential candidates. Their motivation was whoever prevails; the presidency would be weaker. When they took office the rancor and division would diminish the power of the presidency.
Sorry, Adam, the truth does not care about your feelings
Nice job there Chuck, Nancy, Adam, Jerry and the rest of the cabal. After yesterday’s testimony, clearly, Adam Full of Schiff has bigger Hill to climb. But Adam is what passes for patriotic Democrat leadership these days. They have no grasp of the bigger picture. It is all partisan politics… to the exclusion of everything else… all of the time.
Russia played both sides of the field in 2016. Russian actions both helped and hurt each candidate. Russia hurt Clinton by hacking her emails. They helped her with the anti-Trump Steele Dossier. In the larger scheme of things, Russia doesn’t really care who is in office.
Russia is for Russia. The Democrats need a rectal craniotomy. It is time the Democrats stop playing into Russian hands. Their incessant anti-Trump divisiveness serves no one in America. The sooner they stop their male bovine excrement, the better off this whole country will be.