Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland, who served in the Trump administration for four months under then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn before he was railroaded out of his position, said in an interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo that the newly released report from special counsel John Durham proves that there was previous election interference during the 2016 cycle in a bid to stop Donald Trump from winning.
"We now have black-and-white evidence that the FBI interfered in the 2016 election. When they failed to elect Hillary Clinton, they set out to destroy the Trump administration," she told Bartiromo, as reported by Zero Hedge.
"Go back to 2020. This time, the CIA got involved in the election with those 51 former intel agents who said the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation. So they've gotten away with it for two elections. They will surely try and get away with it in 2024, right?" she said.
"Because there are no consequences. There is now hard evidence that there was election interference by the U.S. intelligence agencies and the Department of Justice. Those individuals must be terrified that a Republican president comes in with a Republican Attorney General, investigates them, and charges them with all of the crimes they have committed over the last eight years. Take it to the bank," McFarland continued.
"They will absolutely interfere in 2024," she added. These people are selling us out. Not only to foreign leaders, but they are interfering in our elections. They are tearing up the Constitution... This is just a gut punch to the American people."
The Trump-Russia collusion hoax refers to the allegations that the 2016 presidential campaign of Trump conspired with the Russian government to influence the outcome of the election. This 400-word summary aims to provide a concise overview of the key aspects surrounding this controversial topic.
The allegations stemmed primarily from the Steele dossier, a collection of unverified intelligence reports compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. The dossier alleged that the Trump campaign had close ties to Russia and contained salacious claims about compromising information held by the Russian government. However, the dossier's credibility came under scrutiny, as it relied heavily on anonymous sources and uncorroborated information.
Multiple investigations were conducted to examine the claims of collusion. The most notable among them were the investigations led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Senate Intelligence Committee. These investigations spanned several years and involved extensive scrutiny of various individuals associated with the Trump campaign.
After a thorough investigation, the Mueller report, released in April 2019, found no evidence of criminal conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in the election. While the report did identify Russian interference efforts, it did not establish that any Americans, including Trump campaign members, knowingly conspired with these efforts.
Furthermore, subsequent investigations, such as the DOJ inspector general's report, revealed flaws and biases in the handling of the investigation into alleged collusion. These revelations raised concerns about the objectivity and credibility of those involved in the process. Durham's report just confirmed all of that.
Critics long argued, correctly, that the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was politically motivated, fueled by partisan interests seeking to undermine the legitimacy of the Trump presidency. They point to the lack of concrete evidence supporting the collusion claims as evidence of a coordinated effort to delegitimize Trump's presidency.
But even after Trump's reelection was stolen from him, the deep state continues to target him with bogus charges and endless investigations.