The Trump campaign is suing the New York Times and editor Max Frankel for libel. That’s a tough sell for any politician. But Trump may have a case. The Times published a report stating that Trump had help from Russia to beat Hillary in 2016.
The Trump campaign and Putin “had an overarching deal: the quid of help in the campaign against Hillary Clinton for the quo of a new pro-Russian foreign policy, starting with relief from the Obama administration’s burdensome economic sanctions,” Frankel wrote.
Why bring this up now?
Because impeachment failed and collusion is back on the front burner. The Times is just priming the pump for the expected beating the Dems will take in November, and they need to prepare their narrative with new pre-existing media background.
The American people did not reject us, the Democrats will say. Foreign influence is to blame. THat Putin fellow. The one that Trump is actually screwing over at every turn? Yeah, him!
Team Trump is telling them to put up or shut up.
The announcement of the lawsuit follows controversy over a February 21 article in the Times in which several anonymous sources alleged that top election security official Shelby Pierson told the House Intelligence Committee that Russia was interfering in the 2020 election to boost Trump.
Having traveled west of the Hudson River, I can tell that Frankel doesn’t get outside the liberal bubble much. But you’d think a New York Times Editor would be aware of the Mueller investigation. Its sole function was to waste as much money and time on as many resources as necessary to prove Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.
A large team of left-leaning Trump-Hating Hillary apparatchiks and Obama holdovers worked diligently to keep a story alive that the FBI knew was crap in January of 2017. An investigation that, despite truckloads of interviews, depositions, document requests, and the aiding and abetting of almost every media person on the planet, failed to uncover the anonymous sources discovered by the Times for the Feb 21 article?
Think about all the crap witnesses and failed storylines from the left media the past three years. People made famous for a heartbeat (like Michael Avenatti, who is going to prison). But they missed these?
I realize the left lost their mind in November of 2016. That they have collectively gotten worse, not better. That these repeated losses, embarrassments, and the systematic unraveling of every bit of fake news and faux scandal has them inches from leaping off another rhetorical cliff. But this is only going to make things worse for Democrats.
Even if Team Trump doesn’t win the libel suit, things will come out in discovery (eventually) that neither the Times nor the Democrat party probably wants public.
But here we are, back at the beginning again, doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome.
All I have to say is Game on!