For two years the fake news media and Democrats have pushed a narrative that the GOP crawled into bed with Russians in order to steal the 2016 election.
That false claim just fell apart.
And it’s because the last Senator anyone ever expected to blow the whistle just stepped forward.
Virginia Democrat Mark Warner is the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
He has helped lead one of the high profile Congressional investigations into alleged Russian election meddling in 2016.
And Warner blew the fake news media narrative about Russia’s activities out of the water.
The Virginia Democrat admitted the Russian hackers did not favor one party or the other.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, seems to have strayed from the Democrats’ talking point, reinforced by Obama-era intelligence agencies, that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election specifically to ensure that Donald Trump was victorious.
Warner stated: “This is one where there is no Democratic or Republican answer since clearly the goal of our adversaries was not to favor one party over the other. It was to wreak havoc and split divisions.”
Warner made those brief closing remarks at the end of Wednesday’s Senate intelligence committee hearing on “foreign influence on social media” that focused significantly on the 2016 election.
The hearing took place nearly one month after Warner’s Senate intelligence committee released a seven-page report documenting its initial findings in its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and affirming a U.S. Intelligence Community report alleging the Russian government specifically sought to aid Donald Trump’s election chances.
Trump has long argued convincingly that there is no reason Russia would favor him.
The President campaigned on building up the military and America’s energy economy.
Both developments would threaten Russia’s national security and economic interests.
But the fake news narrative about Trump and Russia working together persisted.
And it was Mark Warner of all people who just put it to bed.