In a move apt to upset already embattled Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the FBI announced that it has found zero links between the Russian government and GOP nominee Donald Trump.
This despite Clinton and her avid supporters having claimed that Trump was somehow colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin to boost his chances of winning the 2016 election.
“Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government,” The New York Times reported Monday.
“And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump,” it added.
Nice try, Hillary.
The announcement likely left Democrats feeling awfully frustrated — particularly Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, who Sunday sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey accusing him of hiding “explosive information about about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisers, and the Russian government.”
— VA for Hillary (@VA4Hillary1) October 31, 2016
The Democrats were as mad as hornets because they knew that their candidate had been busted and was beginning to pay serious consequences for her shady behavior.
What the Dems wanted was to deceive, inveigle and obfuscate. Unlikely for them, the FBI’s announcement threw a wrench into their plans.
Incidentally, the only candidate with actual discernible ties to Russia was Clinton, who in 2013 described Putin as an “very interesting conversationalist,” and who as secretary of state signed off on a deal that handed 20 percent of U.S. uranium processing rights to a Russian company.
It was no wonder the Democrats were trying so hard to refocus the American people’s gaze on Trump’s alleged ties to Russia — they had a lot they wanted to hide about their own candidate.