It wasn't just the "Russiagate" that was like a bureaucratic coup. From the press to the FBI (which owned to it partially 6 years later, only to start the BS again as the Biden $10M allegations came out), to minor officials, to random government agencies, even the bloody National Park Service who made public announcements against the POTUS. Not to mention Twitter and Facebook and Apple deplatforming conservatives and removing Trump supporting posts left and right, even shutting down the presidents own account, something unheard off. And we know, now, from the internal communications exposed in the "twitter files", that this was coordinated.

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My fellow American:

This article was referred via Pluribus.

Your premisses are all faulty, particularly with regard to what you call "Russia-gate". Your writing lends support to my hypothesis that the main fault of left-side denizens is a lack of critical thinking due to an insufficient civics education.

I normally do not post anything online, but your self-description as a "skeptical liberal" suggested a possibility for you of a more enlightened future, for "doubt is the handmaiden of truth".


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OK brother enlighten me I would like to know my blind spot about this subject. As always it is possible I am mistaken or have overlooked something important.

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First quote:

"and explaining how and why it [Russiagate] wasn’t an attempt at undermining an unpopular democratic election".

Though the structure of the sentence lent ambiguity to where you might stand, let me be perfectly clear, as this statement represents the only present, true threat to our democracy.

Russiagate WAS an attempt at undermining an unpopular democratic election, with Democrat operatives and foreign agents (including Russians) colluding with our own Dept. of Justice and FBI. Exposed is the fact of the leadership of our nation's top law enforcement agencies being in the Democrat tank.

*Polarization, radicalization and riots are trivial in comparison to the aforementioned, a true existential threat.*

The star quote of this essay is from Shadi Hamid; "...I do believe we are witnessing the resilience of the democratic idea." Yes, our constitutional rule of law constantly rebuffs overreaches of presidents on down. But when federal law enforcement, cloaked in secrecy, takes partisan action of its own volition, only really bad things can (and did) happen.

Just one more of the other 8 quotes I wrote down:

"I do believe the GOP is headed in a dangerous direction and the Marjorie Taylor Green-izing of the party is a particularly depressing signal about America’s political future."

To which I reply:

I do believe the DNC is headed in a dangerous direction and the AOC-izing of the party is a particularly depressing signal about America’s political future. (Concluding of course, that our leadership class is populated with a bell curve of human nature, ranging from these 2 partisan simpletons to some that do engage critical thinking. "Of the People", right?)

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You could be right, but I can't draw definitive statements on circumstantial evidence. For instance there would have to be some kind of smoking-gun of a conspiracy (likewise for the claims of the security agencies about Trump) otherwise we can only say, "it looks suspicious." And point taken about reciprocal radicalization!

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"You could be right, but I can't draw definitive statements on circumstantial evidence."

Why not? All mainstream media, WP, NYT etc had no issue doing it throughout the Trump presidency and people eating those up.

Not to mention, the concerns are the opposite of circumstancial:

Special counsel John Durham concluded that the FBI should never have launched a full investigation into connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, according to a report compiled over three years by the Trump-administration appointee and released on Monday. Durham’s 300-plus page report also states that the FBI used “raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence,” to launch the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into Trump and Russia but used a different standard when weighing concerns about alleged election interference regarding Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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Circumstantial evidence?!!!

Of course!!! This conspiracy was Of the Lawyers, By the Lawyers, and for the Lawyers! They knew how to shield themselves!

There will be no convictions in a court of law, but in the court of public opinion and common sense, the known facts will tell the story of the greatest political scandal of our time.

I guess all you useful idiots will be waiting to read it in the Times before you believe it's true....

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