Though there have been some other, decidedly minor, world events that have pushed these developments off the front pages, we may confidently label March, 2020 as the final death of Russiagate v1.0 – the blockbuster hit that has spawned two official sequels to date, as well as an untold number of fan-made derivative works.
Within 4 days of the Trump Tower meeting being leaked to the media, Mueller’s FBI investigators interviewed a *key* witness who 100% backed up the account of @DonaldJTrumpJr & other participants
No collusion or info exchanged, lasted a few mins, mostly about adoptions 🚨
— Undercover Huber (@JohnWHuber) March 5, 2020
First, it has been revealed that the US State Department’s translator at the Trump Tower meeting between Trump Jr. & Co. and a gaggle of lobbyists representing the interests of private Russian oligarchs was revealed to have confirmed the former’s account of their meeting. No discussion of the 2016 US elections, of collusion, or of dirt on Hillary Clinton. Kushner left the meeting 5 minutes after it began, while Manafort fiddled with his phone throughout the meeting. Despite relying on the translator’s testimony in his account of the meeting, Mueller “forgot” to include his denial that anything untowards happened.
None of this has been acknowledged by the media, including CNN and Buzzfeed, which filed the original lawsuits that got the records released but have sat on them every since.
US DOJ suddenly drops the 2 yr prosecution of the Russian company charged with a social media campaign to interfere in the 2016 election
"The stunning reversal came weeks before the case – a spin off of Special Counsel Mueller's probe – was to go to trial"https://t.co/2xQfdroeZm
— John R Lott Jr. (@JohnRLottJr) March 17, 2020
Second, the US DoJ has dropped its prosecution of the Saint-Petersburg “Internet Research Agency” exercising its freedom of speech in relation to US politics. “Judge Friedrich said, adding the government would have a “heavy burden at trial.” Let’s face it, the Mueller team didn’t have a case, they didn’t expect to be challenged in court, but when the defendants actually defended themselves, the case got dropped.”
I have interminably joked that Russiagaters must be the world’s most virulent Amerophobes. While Tom Steyer and even Mike Bloomberg with their billions couldn’t buy the Dem nomination, apparently, just 200 Russians with a few $100,000’s in funding can repeatedly pick the President of 325 million Americans by dint of their… erm, innate superiority? Apparently, at least some US institutions don’t yet consider their fellow Americans to be total subhumans.
But is this truly the end of Russiagate? Of course not! Soon after the Mueller flop, there would be a Russiagate v2.0 over Hunter Biden’s questionable activities in the Ukraine, which somehow translated into the Trump impeachment (a huge deal for the #Resistance, a nothingburger in MAGA country, a 10% point increase in Trump’s reelection odds for the gamblers). This was soon followed by Russiagate 3.0, in which Bernie Sanders – who had loyally supported all the previous Russiagates – was himself Russiagated by the DNC establishment out of the contest for their party’s nomination.
The ultimate reason for this mass psychosis is that Russiagate has simply became far too useful to the Western elites for it to ever be abandoned. They have discovered that Putler’s Russia, endowed with God-like powers, can be assigned blame for any problem, from the popularity of populist insurgents from the Left and the Right, to their own failures at containing the COVID-19 epidemic – as if in lockstep, both the US, the UK, and the EU have produced innuendo-heavy if examples-free reports claiming that Russia is spreading “fake news” and “disinformation” in order to “subvert” and “sow doubt” in Western societies. This approach clearly works, given the overwhelmingly positive reception these stories generate amongst the “Intellectual Yet Idiot” class, at least judging by the reactions from the Blue Checkmarks or the sub-morons on /r/politics and /r/worldnews.
It’s the Groundhog Day of our days. The theory of eternal return dumbed down for people who only understand Harry Potter and Game of Thrones analogies. It’s the Eternal Russiagate.