New evidence of Hillary Clinton’s central role in fabricating the “Russia collusion” hoax that consumed much of Donald Trump’s presidency has many Americans questioning whether she will ever be held accountable for deceiving the country.
Matt Taibbi, a liberal journalist who has long been skeptical of the Russiagate myth, said Clinton’s “massive fraud” warrants a Twitter ban, Fox News reported.
Journalist calls for Clinton Twitter ban
Clinton’s former campaign manager Robby Mook made the shocking admission last week during the trial of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann that Clinton personally signed off on sharing phony data with the media tying Trump and a Russian bank.
It was part of a wider effort by Clinton to cast a shadow of suspicion over her electoral rival, who would spend more than half his presidency battling bogus claims that he was secretly an agent of Vladimir Putin.
In a Substack article, Taibbi said that Mook’s claim is just the latest evidence that Russiagate was a “massive fraud” that ranks as “one of the more ambitious” disinformation campaigns the nation has ever seen.
So successful was the Trump-Russia hoax that it made millions of left-leaning Americans obsess over a fantasy that Trump would be imprisoned for treason, Taibbi said. The journalist questioned why Clinton is still allowed on Twitter, given her clear role in propagating misinformation.
“I’m not a fan of throwing people off Twitter, but how can knowingly launching thousands of bogus news stories across a period of years, leading millions of people to believe lies and expect news that never arrived, not qualify as causing ‘widespread confusion on public issues’?”
Will Clinton ever face consequences?
Many Americans probably think a Twitter ban sounds like a mild punishment for Clinton’s treacherous actions, which slandered Trump as a traitor to his country who stole an election that he duly won.
Not merely that, but Clinton, despite losing the election, successfully engineered a soft coup that saw the permanent “Deep State” spy on her presidential election rival and then work to undermine his presidency for years with a bogus, banana republic-style investigation.
In effect, Clinton hatched a “years-long campaign of official harassment and media fraud” that saw Clinton turn law enforcement against her political rival, Taibbi said. But the media will never give the scandal the attention it deserves because it would implicate them and the national security establishment that aided her in railroading Trump, Taibbi said.
“They innovated an extraordinary trick, using government connections and press to generate real criminal and counterintelligence investigations of political enemies,” he wrote.
It wasn’t until March 2019, three years into his presidency, that Trump was exonerated by Robert Mueller’s announcement that he had discovered no evidence of Russian collusion. Three years later, however, Clinton has yet to face consequences. Will she ever?