Republicans are currently struggling to find a coherent alternative narrative in their defense of Donald Trump, who is guilty as hell, folks. Guilty as hell.
Well, late-November moldy shrunken jack-o-lantern head/super-lawyer Rudy Giuliani isn’t really helping matters with this kind of argument:
There is substantial, and I don’t want to exaggerate it, but pretty close to overwhelming evidence, including a finding by a Ukrainian court, that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats cooperated with Ukrainians, with the order coming directly from the White House, in January of 2017 to dig up dirt on her political opponent, and they did.
Giuliani begins his Hannity interview by pushing a conspiracy theory about Obama and Hillary Clinton colluding with Ukraine to dig up dirt on Trump in January 2017 — which doesn't make much sense since the presidential election had come and gone by then pic.twitter.com/08yHvUYcgJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 1, 2019
Um, the election was over by then, Rudy. But I guess Hillary — whom Republicans view as the apotheosis of corruption — isn’t quite corrupt enough to think about finding dirt on her opponent before the election.
This reminds me of Trump’s standard line regarding the investigation into his campaign’s connections to Russia — i.e., that it was all a witch hunt concocted by Democrats to distract from Hillary’s loss. Except it was started during the campaign and, well, none of these Machiavellian plotters ever said peep about it. Meanwhile, James Comey thought he needed to remind the world about Hillary’s emails just days before the election.
Oh, and the “dirty” Steele dossier was so diabolical and dirty — and such an obvious attempt to undermine Trump — that barely anyone heard about it until Trump was already in the White House.
Throw in failed human Newt Gingrich’s assertion that the impeachment inquiry into Trump’s corruption and abuse of power is just a “legislative coup d’etat,” and you can see that the GOP bizarro-reality machine is now cranked up to 11 … at least.
Question is, will ordinary Americans continue to fall for this kind of nonsense, or will they see through the deliberately muddied waters this time?
Call me crazy, but I have a feeling people are starting to get wise to these shenanigans.
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