Peter van Buren gives the best summary I've seen of RussiaGate 's origins – by who, how, & why. It reveals much about our government.
Summary: The #ReleaseTheMemo team has won. Now we can see for ourselves what it said. More importantly, we can match the commentary from the Great and Wise with its content -- and learn much about the state of American politics. Spoiler: it is not a pretty picture. Second of two posts today. See the New … Continue reading The exposés in the Nunes memo: big, but not as advertised
The Russia-Trump story has dominated the news for months, so far producing many headlines but little evidence. Reality Winner contributed the latest chapter, leaking a secret NSA report. Here is analysis by two reliable sources about this story, insights about the story that you will not see in the major media. The odd story of … Continue reading Debunking the Reality Winner leak about Russia hacking the election
Summary: Stories about conspiracies involving Trump and Putin have increasingly dominated the news since the election. Only slowly has rebuttal evidence and analysis accumulated (see the list at the end of this post). Yet the debunkings have had little effect. The stories are too politically useful to both Left and Right, Journalists (haters of Trump) … Continue reading Debunking the stories about a Trump-Putin conspiracy
Summary: Stories about the Trump-Russia scandal continue to roil the media. It might dominate the vital start of the Trump administration. Even if it does not, these events are rich with lessons about hidden aspects of America's politics. Here is an expert's analysis, a follow-up to Here are the facts so far about the Trump-Russia file. … Continue reading Deciphering the scandalous rumors about Trump in Russia