Democrats and the anti-Trump media pushed a narrative that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to defeat Hillary Clinton.
And they also claim the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to ensure victory.
But the truth just came out and it’s so shocking no one could believe it.
Representatives from Google, Facebook and Twitter testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russia’s alleged role in the 2016.
It’s been accepted as an article of faith that Trump and the Kremlin are in league to subvert American democracy and international institutions.
That theory evaporated when the tech giants testified that post-election Russia ran ads designed to undermine the legitimacy of Trump’s election and sow discord around the President-elect.
“Top lawyers from Facebook and Twitter said Tuesday that Russian-linked posts and advertisements placed on the social networks after Election Day sought to sow doubt about President Donald Trump’s victory.
Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch told a Senate Judiciary panel that content generated by a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency after Nov. 8 centered on “fomenting discord about the validity of his [Trump’s] election.” That’s a change from Russia’s pre-election activity, which was largely centered on trying to denigrate Hillary Clinton, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a January report.
“During the election, they were trying to create discord between Americans, most of it directed against Clinton. After the election you saw Russian-tied groups and organizations trying to undermine President Trump’s legitimacy. Is that what you saw on Facebook?” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked at the hearing.
Stretch and his Twitter counterpart, Sean Edgett, called that an “accurate” statement.”
This calls into question the whole basis of the Mueller investigation.
There is no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia.
And after this news, critics of the Mueller probe are questioning if that whole collusion premise was fiction.
If Russia’s goal was to sow discord, why would they care who won the election?