For more than two years — before POTUS Donald Trump declared in March 2017 that the Obama regime ‘eavesdropped’ on his campaign — this site and others in our network reported that the Deep State had launched an operation to spy on Team Trump 2016.
And though we didn’t have nearly all the answers then, instinctively we were certain that eavesdropping was part of a larger effort to undermine the president’s campaign and help his corrupt rival, Hillary Clinton.
After two years and many other examples, The New York Times, which actually first reported on the “wiretapping” by the Obama White House, has finally admitted that, yes indeed, there were spies (plural!) the former administration attempted to implant in the Trump campaign in what we now know was a brazen attempt to disrupt POTUS’ candidacy.
The Times report began:
The conversation at a London bar in September 2016 took a strange turn when the woman sitting across from George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser, asked a direct question: Was the Trump campaign working with Russia?
The paper went on to report that the woman’s name is Azra Turk; she became the second person known to have been sent by the Obama deep state intelligence apparatus to gain access to the Trump campaign so as to sabotage it from the inside.
The first was longtime FBI asset and Cambridge University Professor Stefan Halper, who not only tried to infiltrate the Trump campaign but also tried to get a job with the incoming administration so he could undermine the new president as a so-called ‘fifth columnist.’
The Times attempted to brush off Turk’s involvement (and, by default, Stefan’s) in attempting to infiltrate the Trump campaign as an effort by an ‘anxious’ FBI overly concerned about Russian espionage. But that excuse doesn’t wash because the so-called “Russian collusion” narrative used by the Obama deep state all along to justify the spying was fabricated.
There never was any concerted Russian effort to penetrate the Trump campaign. And even so, there was never any chance that Moscow (or any other nation for that matter) could muster the wherewithal and resources to alter an American election.
Obama himself even said such a feat would be literally impossible.
What is so galling about this ‘admission’ by the Times — two years after the paper itself reported that Team Trump had been “wiretapped” by Obama — is that a) the paper enabled the collusion hoax to perpetuate in the interceding months and years, even going so far as to publish several fake news stories to nurture it; and b) that this latest admission story is still based on the premise that the hoax was real.
It wasn’t. It never has been real. Obama knows that; the Times knew it. And so did the rest of the so-called “establishment” media like the Washington Post and CNN. But where are their mea culpas? Where are their retractions? Corrections? Admissions that their unhinged proclamations about Trump’s alleged guilt over the past two years were absolutely false?
The fact that there were three primary ‘news’ sources — the Times, the Post, and CNN — that even got these Russian collusion bombshell/dud stories ought to have told you the media circle for perpetuating the hoax was very small, thus ensuring that fewer people were in on the scam.
The American people were extremely divided after eight years of Obama as it was. Using the collusion hoax as a springboard, the American ‘mainstream’ media was complicit in using it to keep the masses stirred up and Democrat supporters fed a steady diet of suspicion and hate.
The Post, CNN, and the other establishment media hacks will never apologize for perpetuating the collusion lie and keeping Americans at each other’s throats. But in a bit of irony, they have all but destroyed their credibility in the process.