In his July 13 letter to the editor, Marion C. Medwedeff called the current investigation of President Trump a waste of time and taxpayer money. His letter was headlined as “Stop the investigation against President Trump.” I agree with Medwedeff’s plea. Medwedeff’s theory was Trump could pardon everybody, so why bother. I have a different theory.
I tried this out on social media and it got no traction at all, despite that I am going to offer it to you good readers and Medwedeff.
I think the narrative put forward by the mainstream news media and their associated commentators is wrong.
When he testified before Congress fired FBI Director James Comey was asked by Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr:
BURR: Do you have any doubt that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 elections?
BURR: Do you have any doubt that the Russian government was behind the intrusions in the DNC and the DCCC systems, and the subsequent leaks of that information?
COMEY: No, no doubt.
BURR: Do you have any doubt that the Russian government was behind the cyber intrusion in the state voter files?
BURR: Do you have any doubt that officials of the Russian government were fully aware of these activities?
COMEY: No doubt.
Comey and Burr are right, in my opinion. Russia actively interfered across a wide spectrum of activity. Most of it kid’s stuff. Hack this, hack that, meet this guy, meet that guy. Releasing emails was pretty serious and probably affected the election. People who have worked in elections know that changing the vote totals, in a direct fashion, in a presidential election is not likely at all.
My theory and why I agree with Medwedeff is I think the Russian’s have set Trump up. In fact, they have set up our entire country to fight among ourselves.
The mainstream media narrative is wrong because it looks to Trump to explain his contacts with the Russians. In the same way, the special counsel may also have the wrong narrative. The proper way to look at this thing is that the Russians have set Trump up.
They arranged, innocent looking contacts (and some not so innocent) in order to create a bag of “dots” for us to connect. They know Trump. They know who he is, what he is.
They know he’d never admit to being set up, that he blusters and pops-off everywhere. And they know the American media. They know the media will grab this bone and shake it.
But their real interest isn’t having Trump president, although that is obviously preferred, it is causing turmoil in our democratic institutions. It is America’s democratic institutions, our commonly held belief in a representative democracy, backed up by a written constitution that is a danger to them and how they want to expand their influence. That is their target. And I think we better figure that out, Mr. Medwedeff.