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Deep State vendetta

Victor Davis Hanson does a premature postmortem on the Russiagate investigation. A small sample

… All through the 2016 campaign and during the first two years of the Trump presidency the media’s treatment, according to liberal adjudicators of press coverage, ran about 90 percent negative toward Trump—a landmark bias that continues today.

Journalists themselves consulted with the Clinton campaign to coordinate attacks. From the Wikileaks trove, journalistic grandees such as John Harwood, Mark Leibovich, Dana Milbank, and Glenn Thrush often communicated (and even post factum were unapologetic about doing so) with John Podesta’s staff to construct various anti-Trump themes and have the Clinton campaign review or even audit them in advance …

As a guide to the Deep State’s chicanery and perfidy in setting out to bring down a president it regarded as “dangerous”, the essay is worth bookmarking for cross-referencing when the Mueller report, said to be imminent, is finally released.

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