BOULDER, CO– Imagine that a well-respected federal prosecutor’s courtroom filing revealed the following:
Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign paid the Republican National Committee and a pro-GOP law firm to hire technical experts to hack Obama’s computer servers at his home, office, and campaign headquarters. They sought evidence that Obama was born in Kenya and thus, disqualified, for the presidency.
After Obama beat McCain, the veteran Arizona Republican and associates could not accept what happened: they lost to a relative neophyte. So, their penetration of Obama’s computers continued, as McCain and the GOP amplified their slogan and screamed, “Kenya, Kenya, Kenya!” every time they approached a microphone or TV camera.
Once Obama took the oath of office, McCain’s hacking operation accelerated. All the senator’s men drilled into Obama’s computers, this time inside the White House.
When they discovered no proof of Obama’s alleged Kenyan birth, they nonetheless launched Kenyagate. McCain and other Republicans explained that the candidate who beat them bowed to Nairobi rather than Washington.
Rather than challenge ObamaCare, the Paris global-warming treaty, and the Iran-nuclear deal on their merits, the GOP weaponized their Kenyagate fabrication and hounded Obama non-stop, for three years. If Obama proved to be a native of East Africa, hallelujah, Republicans reckoned. And, if not, these bogus charges would sandbag Obama, swamp his agenda, and sink him in the polls.
If a prosecutor’s court filing exposed this vast Right-wing conspiracy, the ensuing news coverage would have been wall-to-wall. Breathless anchors and hand-wringing political analysts would have pondered every microscopic detail. Their barely contained rage would have choked every smart phone, laptop, and 60-inch HDTV between Pacific Heights and Atlantic City. Updates on “The Bombshell of the Century” would have punctuated the Superbowl. The only escape: jump into the shower or under the blankets.
But this hypothetical scenario did not occur.
In reality, the highly regarded Justice Department special counsel John Durham submitted legal papers on February 11 that describe Hillary Clinton’s chunky-style corruption. Durham accused Hillary’s campaign and pro-Hillary attorneys of hiring technicians to hack into the computer servers of Donald J. Trump, his residence, and presidential campaign offices. They did so, Durham wrote, to ”establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative‘ tying then-candidate Trump to Russia” and “for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.”
When such evidence did not emerge, Team Hillary yelled about it anyway. What good is a lie unless everyone hears it?
“Computer scientists have uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank,” Hillary’s chief foreign-policy advisor, Jake Sullivan, declared October 21, 2016. “This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia.”
Sullivan was as transparent as tar. He failed to disclose that Hillary financed these “computer scientists.”
The Duchess of Chappaqua made this Big Lie even bigger.
“It’s time for Trump to answer serious questions about his ties to Russia,” Hillary stated via Twitter that Halloween.
Eight days later, Hillary and her ilk got the fright of their lives: Trump, a Republican real-estate magnate and reality TV star from Queens, beat a Democrat former secretary of state, an eight-year member of the U.S. Senate, and two-term First Lady of the United States.
Rather than admit that she suffered one of the most gargantuan upsets in political history, Hillary and her team hacked even harder. According to Durham, they kept mining for dirt in Trump’s computers.
Even worse, after his inauguration, Team Hillary ran their fingers through the computer servers of President of the United States Donald J. Trump, in the White House. This from the same crowd who shriek that Republicans endanger democracy.
These developments emerged from a top federal prosecutor’s U.S District Court motions, not from a hard-MAGA website or Right-wing, witching-hour radio broadcast. So, the subsequent coverage has been constant.
While Fox News Channel and other conservative-friendly outlets have followed this story, the regime media have acted like bodyguards shielding a potentate amid restless subjects. Rather than attack this story, they simply pretend it’s not there.
“So far, zilch on ABC, CBS, and NBC Sunday morning interview shows; Sunday night newscasts, Monday morning (ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Mornings, and NBC’s Today), or Monday night and Tuesday morning shows,” Media Research Center Vice President Brent Baker told me on February 15. “Asterisk: No Sunday Today or Meet the Press, due to the Olympics” on February 13.
ABC and CBS found time to discuss a rambunctious passenger on an L.A. to D.C. flight on Monday, February 14. That night, NBC aired a story about billionaire Jared Isaacman’s return to outer space.
The network news programs certainly have their priorities straight. Through Friday, February 18, MRC reports that the ABC and CBS evening news programs totally blacked out the Durham story. That evening, NBC Nightly News woke up and ran a story on this matter, but only to repeat Hillary’s defensive claim that Durham’s court pleadings are ‘a fake scandal to distract from Mr. Trump’s real ones.”
CNN and MSNBC — reputed all-news channels — ignored Durham’s news from Friday, February 11, through Sunday, the 13th. CNN finally addressed this topic on Jake Tapper’s program on Valentine’s Day at 4:00 p.m. ET. At last, MSNBC noticed this story on Tuesday morning the 15th, four days after it broke. Peacock propagandist Joe Scarborough smeared Americans who care about this story as “willfully stupid” people who are “complete, total asses.”
Baker explains why the Left-wing media bury this story. It’s all about them.
“This revelation doesn’t match the storyline of Russian collusion that journalists have spent five years pushing,” Baker says. “So, they have no interest in the embarrassment that would inevitably come from giving time to Durham’s findings.”
The “mainstream” media’s cover-up of Hillary’s hackers has been virtually seamless. It would make George Orwell, father of the Memory Hole, weep.
I repeatedly have written, ”Russiagate is Watergate without the break-in.” You heard it here first. If anything, I might have understated matters. Planting GOP wiretaps at the private-sector Democrat National Committee, was immoral and illegal. Hacking into the public-sector computers of the commander-in-chief in the White House was far graver.
President Trump has called the dinosaur media ”The enemy of the American people.” I winced when he first said this. But, just as when he announced that Hillary & Co. wiretapped him, Trump was right.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Aaron Cichon contributed research to this opinion piece.