The Story About Russia Is A Minefield For Democrats And The Media

ROLLINGSTONE – March 9, 2017: Russia scandals have bloodied the Trump administration. But it carries dangers for those reporting it.

JAMES CLAPPER: We did not include any evidence in our report, and I say, “our,” that’s N.S.A., F.B.I. and C.I.A., with my office, the Director of National Intelligence, that had anything, that had any reflection of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians. There was no evidence of that…

There is a lot of smoke in the Russia story. The most damning item is General Michael Flynn having improper discussions with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak prior to taking office.

(BATTLEFORWORD: The Russia story narrative has become a terrible obsession for the Democratic Party and the corporate news media.) But it could also be true that both the Democratic Party and many leading media outlets are making a dangerous gamble, betting their professional and political capital on the promise of future disclosures that may not come.

“The dossier contained a raft of allegations … unsubstantiated claims that the Russians had embarrassing videos that could be used to blackmail Mr. Trump. Link: Read Complete Article


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