Scorching WSJ op-ed: Clinton ‘sanctioned’ Russia-Trump narrative did ‘ENORMOUS harm to country’

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While most of the establishment press, including The Wall Street Journal’s news division, has ignored or downplayed the relevance of failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the Alfa Bank smear, the Journal’s editorial board hasn’t.

On Friday the board published a scathing column excoriating Clinton for the “enormous harm” she did to the country with the Alfa Bank smear.

“[T]he Clinton campaign created the Trump-Alfa allegation, fed it to a credulous press that failed to confirm the allegations but ran with them anyway, then promoted the story as if it was legitimate news. The campaign also delivered the claims to the FBI, giving journalists another excuse to portray the accusations as serious and perhaps true,” the column reads.

Most of the press will ignore this news, but the Russia-Trump narrative that Mrs. Clinton sanctioned did enormous harm to the country. It disgraced the FBI, humiliated the press, and sent the country on a three-year investigation to nowhere. Vladimir Putin never came close to doing as much disinformation damage.”

The Alfa Bank smear was just one subset of the larger Russian collusion delusion hoax and conspiracy theory that was used for years to derail the Trump administration.

Clinton has also been linked to the other parts, namely the discredited Steele dossier that was paid for by both her 2016 campaign and the Democrat National Committee.

Her link to the Alfa Bank smear was confirmed in full on Friday by her 2016 campaign manager, Robby Mook, as he testified in the trial of Michael Sussmann, the disgraced former Clinton campaign attorney who’s been accused of lying to the FBI.

“Prosecutors asked Mr. Mook about his role in funneling the Alfa Bank claims to the press. Mr. Mook admitted the campaign lacked expertise to vet the data, yet the decision was made by Mr. Mook, policy adviser Jake Sullivan (now President Biden’s national security adviser), communications director Jennifer Palmieri and campaign chairman John Podesta to give the Alfa Bank claims to a reporter,” the board notes.

Here’s the key: “Mr. Mook said Mrs. Clinton was asked about the plan and approved it.”

Below are direct quotes from Friday’s hearing:

Questioner: “Mr. Mook, before the break you had testified that there was a conversation in which you told Ms. Clinton about the proposed plan to provide the Alfa-Bank allegations to the media; is that correct?”

Mook: “Correct.”

Questioner: “And what was her response?”

Mook: “All I remember is that she agreed with the decision.”

This seems like a big deal, no? Yet just as the board predicted, most of the establishment press, including the Journal itself, is either ignoring the story outright or downplaying the relevance of Mook’s Clinton bombshell.

Take CNN. Instead of focusing on Clinton’s culpability, the far-left outlet has run interference by choosing to instead bash billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk for drawing attention to the bombshell.

“During the hearing, Twitter users recirculated Clinton’s old post. It caught the eye of billionaire Elon Musk, who has become increasingly vocal about political matters while he tries to buy Twitter, and recently announced his support for the Republican Party. He called the Trump-Alfa allegation ‘a Clinton campaign hoax’ and claimed that Sussmann ‘created an elaborate hoax,'” CNN reported Friday.

“Sussmann’s lawyers declined to comment to CNN about Musk’s tweets.
There is no evidence to support Musk’s claim that Sussmann or the Clinton campaign peddled information they knew was untrue. Multiple witnesses testified that respected cyber experts harbored genuine national security concerns about the data. Sussmann’s lawyers repeatedly said he had no reason to doubt the accuracy of the material when he provided it to the FBI.”

Critics find it amazing that the same establishment media that constantly warns about American democracy being “under assault” can so easily make a molehill out of a mountain of a bombshell:

What remains unclear is whether Clinton will ever be held accountable. Because of how corrupt most of America’s institutions, including its media, have become, most critics are doubtful …


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63 thoughts on “Scorching WSJ op-ed: Clinton ‘sanctioned’ Russia-Trump narrative did ‘ENORMOUS harm to country’

  1. I think she felt very entitled and when a newcomer beat her legitimately, her jealousy took hold, so she tried to get a coup in this country. She could care less about the country, IMO, it’s all about the selfish her.

  2. Every day I listen to Kim Strassel’s “PotomacWatch” podcast, now must sometimes put up with GIGOT on it.
    GIGOT MUST GO, the sooner the better. What a disgrace to any “Truth”. Suddenly GIGOT seems to realize that POTUS Trump was hamstrung (by Obama/Hillary “organized crime” in the USGovernment, you IDIOT, GIGOT).
    Gee, GIGOT, maybe it’s also possible that the 2020 election was stolen, like POTUS Trump ALSO said.
    (“2000 Mules Like GIGOT”, playing in 400 theatres this week).
    GIGOT MUST GO!       


  4. THIS is exactly why nobody trusts the media anymore. It’s all FAKE news.

  5. Killary the witch needs to be burned, it’ll happen when she get to hell!!!

  6. Further proof of 2 corrupt political arms of the Democrat Party. The State run media and the FBI. Both serving the leftist elites rather than the people of this country.

  7. Will you finally nail this fkn bitch NOW for Christ sake .
    What more do you fkn need . Unbelievable!!!!

  8. I said it before and I’ll say it again, DAH! We all knew it was bull crap. If they’re pointing they’re committing the crime. It’s pretty scary right now look at all the things they’re pointing at!

  9. This bitch needs to be arrested, jailed, charged for high treason ,jailed
    Found guilty , taken to Gitmo , shot between the eyes or hung upside down
    From a tree for the most despicable crime of High Treason.
    Or are the politicians going to let her go home again even after Benghazi.
    What about all the mysterious deaths that the Clintons were suspected of .
    Time to put this bitch in jail ,NOW !
    Grow some balls prosecutors , judges, .

  10. hillarty makes the Mafia and the Drug cartels look like small time street gangs compared to her criminal activities!

  11. Guilty conscience. Ethel Rosenberg looked better going to the electric chair than Hillary does. Ethel Rosenberg was not the traitor Hillary Clinton is. Espionage? Hillary Clinton is guilty. And she looks it.

  12. Its my hope that her and her entire family disappear from the face of the planet as a reckoning for their deeds. I have never ever said that about anyone else in my entire life. Let it be so.

  13. For many decades, the Golden Rule for Washington’s Professional Politicians has been “Honor Among Thieves…Regardless of Cost!” This rule occasionally transcends party lines, but most definitely is hardly ever ignored among party members.

    When Donald Trump posed a threat to kill the cash cow (or at least make it harder to milk) , he was targeted by all the swamp creatures that continuously rake in the benefits of corruption and pork legislation intended to stuff their own wallets, those of their families, their extended families, their friends, their big donors, their stock portfolios, and the corrupt lobbyists that promise more favors in return. Collateral damage to the nation was not in the equation for keeping DJT from being elected.

    The elite movers and shakers do not care whether Democrats or Republicans run the country as long as they both spend money to benefit them. Honesty, morality and integrity all take a back seat to hypocrisy.

    The crooks must protect themselves.

    1. The rooks are milking us for all it’s worth. Venezuela was very rich. Politicians broke Venezuela through inflation.

  14. In present times people need to realize its up the people to judge this situation. All these institutions are foreign to its people who regulate their interests(the people_) you are all considered Citizens and part of the words which have meaning. These words given to you as names have become your fate. Citizen is a slave to their system and you must break those meanings. To Be free on must understand their language (Corporatocracy) actually if you own a home your a resident not a( legally recognized ‘subject’ or national of a state or commonwealth) synonyms, native, resident , Freeman , etc. (citizenship= taxpayer this means your nation overspends and you foot the bill……………..

  15. I will be surprised if anyone will be held accountable for what they did. They all know this and this is why they do it. They know they can get away with it. It’s time to make an example out of hillary and lets let these people know we’re done with their bs. Probably not in my lifetime. Sad

  16. But because she is part of the swamp and “ORANGE MAN BAD”, Hillary and her cohorts (including the main stream media) will suffer no punishment for the damage they have done to this country.

    1. We need to overcome voter fraud and our duly elected president needs to be restored to his office. Not the crazy silly man that can’t gather twenty people anywhere to support him. BOTs all of those who supposedly support crazy Joe.

  17. The WSJ irresponsibly lets the MSM off the hook – they weren’t duped – they are active agents, willing propagandists and ACTORS in carrying out the sedition and treason of Hillary AND the entire Democrat Party.

    This was but one aspect of the multiple coup attempts of the Demshevik Party to undermine The President AND the Constitution.

  18. Please Hillary say goodbye. You paid to have an election rigged. The sad thing is you will get away with it . This is the power of the Democrat. Woke . Progressives. Party . Thanks to my Daughter I love my grandson.

  19. Clinton must be arrested, tried, judged and hung for this, as should all of the press including the WSJ bums.

  20. it disgraced the FBI, humiliated the press, and sent the country on a three-year investigation to nowhere. Vladimir Putin never came close to doing as much disinformation damage.”

    These are objectives named in the Communist Manifesto. Google it.

  21. My initial comment was censored! I said that it is not surprising that the Fake News has remained silent on this issue. They were flayed for fool by Hillary and company. Their bias made it so easy for the dishonesty to be reported by them. They are doing the same thing with the Hunter Biden laptop story.

    Wow! As soon as I posted this comment, my initial comment suddenly appeared!

  22. It is not surprising that the Fake News media is silent about this. They were played for fools and don’t have any excuse for their dishonesty in reporting the Russia collusion nonsense in the first place. Just like they are now remaining silent about the Hunter Biden laptop and Delaware investigation into Hunter’s finances.

    1. They all knew this was a pack of lies, just as they all know about the treasonous coruption of the O’Biden crime family. Revolution and the eradication of liberals is the only way to save America.

    2. I totally disagree – the MSM wasn’t played for fools – they are active agents of the anti-American Democrat Party’s propaganda arm. They were equally vested in the Democrat Party’s coup agenda to undermine the President and the Constitution.

  23. The enormous $$$$ cost to taxpayers without even considering the overall harm to the U.S. in foreign and domestic issues. They never would have gotten away with either impeachment of Trump. Trump deserved the Nobel Peace prizes, certainly not Obama for doing nothing but getting elected to get one.

  24. Hillary laughed and smirked when asked if she had any worries about these investigations….remember? The Clintons are the worst plague on this country, EVER. But Biden is working hard to surpass them…

        1. Eradicated by the people. We must give leftists a lesson that they’ll never forget. “What country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with THE BLOOD OF TYRANTS AND PATRIOTS.” – Thomas Jefferson

    1. What a mess we have seen from the Democrat party. The Clintons, Obama and Biden have proven that you can’t trust a Democrat. They have further proven that the Democrat party is the most immoral corrupt political party in USA history. Only a fool would vote for a Democrat at this point.

        1. The dems/libs must be eradicated by we, the people. “What country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with THE BLOOD OF TYRANTS AND PATRIOTS.” – Thomas Jefferson

      1. It’s time for bullets, not ballots. “What country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with THE BLOOD OF TYRANTS AND PATRIOTS.” – Thomas Jefferson

  25. Justice delayed is justice denied. I seriously doubt the liberal Jury and Judge will allow anything to happen to any Democrat.

  26. Feel she threw a I did not make President temper tantrum that cost normal people millions and divided country. However she has so much dirt on all in DC, they are all afraid of the wicket witch!

  27. Given the judge that is hearing this case, I don’t look for much justice. He’s an OBAMA appointee, and has already made a very questionable ruling, ie, allowing Clinton and AOC donors on the jury. Talk about putting the “FIX” in! We deserve so much better, and so does our rule of law, but it seems judges now rule according to the politics of their appointers and their own politics, which is probably why they were appointed. This behavior sucks, but IMO, that’s what is going on. Clinton was trying to pull off a COUP on this nation, and our President was hounded because of it for 3 long years. And we were out the money for the Mueller investigation, which was done due to her “arranging this COUP!: This nation needs to be made whole as does President Trump, but it’s obvious the “FIX” is in and nothing will happen, IMO.

  28. Clinton needs to be investigated as many of us are sick and tired of the Clinton’s never being held accountable for their crimes. Time we begin to right the blatant hypocrisy we continue to see in our government.

    1. She needs to be held responsible for Benghazi, too. People died there, heroes all, much like happened in Afghanistan with biden’s stupidity in handling the situation. Lost 13 more heroes there!

  29. Why isn’t she being perp walked into an arraignment yet? We have people from Jan 6th who have been held incommunicado for a year and a half for trespassing! While this bitch walks free and clear! Hope there’s another Lee Harvey out there who does her where the judicial system has failed here.

    1. I agree! IMO, the “FIX” was in when it went before the judge it’s before. Appointed by Obama, and IMO, he’s already made a very questionable ruling, when he allowed Clinton and AOC donors in the jury pool, Seems the politics of the judge and of his appointer comes before the letter of the law.

    2. That’s the difference between conservatives and liberal Democrats. The liberal Democrats are controlling the justice system and making it the injustice system.

  30. only way to get an honest Media is to be able to sue their pants off when they lie

  31. In all likelihood, there will be no conviction of Killary. So, the very most we can hope for is that they would make her pay back the money wasted on the investigation…..I knonw, I’m dreaming.

    1. The Clinton Clan is alive and prepared to address all accusations against Killary and Bill.

  32. What took you so long, WSJ? And, why no words on what penalties HRC should be subject to for her unethical and illegal behavior?

    1. Paul GIGOT’s WSJ just today discovered that Hillary’s fingerprints are all over the “RussiaRussiaRussia”. He still will not admit that the 2020 election JUST MIGHT have been stolen…also, like Trump says. GIGOT is a mule and, like a mule, cannot turn around without a master.
      “2000 Mules Like GIGOT”, opening in 400 theaters this week.

  33. “a scathing column excoriating Clinton for the “enormous harm” she did to the country”

    How long before Her Thighness, Queen Hillary, declares she is the victim?

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