The moving of the goalposts on the Russia thing has been astonishing, even for the Left. Each failed narrative, instead of inducing them to give up, only seems to intensify their psychological need for another narrative.
First it was, “Russia hacked Dem computers, and not Trump’s computers, and that’s not fair!”
Then it was “…and I’ll bet Trump knew about it!”
The phrasing was often “Russia hacked the election!” meaning, see above. Note the interesting use of the word “hack” to try to suggest that Russia accessed US voting machines.
Then they actually embraced that idiocy and tried to run with it, briefly trying to suggest that “Russia hacked the election” in the literal sense of Russia somehow flipping votes in the election. Even the Left didn’t actually assert this one outright, for the most part, but they tried to imply it. Unfortunately for this line of BS, the head of DHS has admitted that there is no evidence that even one vote was changed by Russia.
Let alone any votes being changed by Russia with the knowledge or cooperation of the Trump campaign.
Then it was, “Trump’s firing of Comey – whose departure we leftists were demanding yesterday – is obstruction of justice because Trump was not being investigated, and this constitutes an attempt to thwart that non-existent investigation!”
(Trump accused of murdering centaurs, hobbits, and unicorns. Film at eleven.)
Then it was, “OK, well, someone who used to be connected to Trump, and no longer is, was being investigated, and we’re sure Trump fired Comey to stop this investigation (and not for other reasons e.g. Comey’s blatant pro-Clinton corruption). Also, the fact that this didn’t actually hinder the investigation, as the FBI itself has said, proves that, um, let’s talk about something else now.”
Now it’s, “Trump’s son met with a Russian lawyer who told him she had some dirt on Hillary Clinton.” Yeah, so? Obviously all candidates try to get dirt on their opponents. God knows the Dems do. What’s the problem?
“This information was from a foreign source!”
“A foreign government, even!”
How is the government of another country telling us the truth a bad thing? Hillary broke national security laws. If we became aware of this because the Russian government told us, good. The appropriate response is, “Thank you, Russia.”
But that’s not what happened anyway.
Trump Jr. claims no such info was revealed during that meeting; the Russian lawyer just wanted to trick him into meeting with her so she could argue for a change in Russia-US child adoption laws. She didn’t actually have any damaging info on Clinton. More’s the pity.
So the claim now is, Trump’s son tried to get some dirt on Clinton, but failed to do so.
Seriously, lefties? That’s the claim you’re running with?
Making it more funny is the attempt to say that this “may have” broken campaign finance laws. That is, learning things from foreign sources is illegal. LOL. Even through your computer screen, you can smell the Left’s desperation.
Furthermore, Trump Jr.’s claim that there was no Clinton dirt is provably true, unless the Left can identify a piece of info about Clinton that (1) the Trump camp used during the campaign, and (2) that the Trump camp could not have received from any other source.
So what Clinton revelation, exactly, did they get from Russia that they used in the campaign and that they couldn’t have gotten anywhere else?