An Extraordinary Internet Piece: “Apologies to President Trump”


It’s here, at thehill.com.

It’s written by the great Sharyl Atkisson, so it’s understandable that it would be as extraordinary as it is.

Here are some salient passages:

With the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe now known to a significant degree, it seems apologies are in order.

However, judging by the recent past, apologies are not likely forthcoming from the responsible parties.

And:

Whatever his supposed flaws, the rampant accusations and speculation that shrouded Trump’s presidency, even before it began, ultimately have proven unfounded. Just as Trump said all along.

Yet, each time Trump said so, some of us in the media lampooned him. We treated any words he spoke in his own defense as if they were automatically to be disbelieved because he had uttered them. Some even declared his words to be “lies,” although they had no evidence to back up their claims. 

Or:

We in the media allowed unproven charges and false accusations to dominate the news landscape for more than two years, in a way that was wildly unbalanced and disproportionate to the evidence.

The Left stole two years from the country. Two years in which the will of the electorate was willfully stolen from that same electorate.

The Democrats — who actually did collude with the Russians in an attempt to rig the election — had to settle for crippling the Trump Presidency, which they succeeded in doing.

Atkisson continues:

…we reported a tremendous amount of false information, always to Trump’s detriment.

In other words: the media lied, and they lied… always to Trump’s detriment. This is the very definition of a thoroughly corrupt media corps.

And more:

And when we corrected our mistakes, we often doubled down more than we apologized. We may have been technically wrong on that tiny point, we would acknowledge. But, in the same breath, we would insist that Trump was so obviously guilty of being Russian President Vladimir Putin’s puppet that the technical details hardly mattered.

Atkisson then lists the people who are owed apologies:

  • Trump himself
  • Carter Page
  • Jerome Corsi
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • A catchall: other citizens whose rights were violated or who were unfairly caught up in surveillance or the heated pursuit of charges based on little more than false, unproven opposition research paid for by Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
  • To the American people who did not receive the full attention of their government while political points were being scored.

And, she lists those who need to do the apologizing:

  • Those in the U.S. intelligence community, including the Department of Justice and the FBI, which allowed the weaponization of sensitive, intrusive intelligence tools against innocent citizens such as Carter Page,
  • Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
  • Those in the intelligence community who leaked true information out of context to make Trump look guilty, and who sometimes leaked false information to try to implicate or frame him.
  • Those in the chain of command at the FBI and the Department of Justice who were supposed to make sure all information presented to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) is verified but did not do so.
  • The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court judges who are supposed to serve as one of the few checks and balances to prevent the FBI from wiretapping innocent Americans

I agree with all that. It would be good to hear sincere apologies from dirtbags like Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib.

Sharyl Atkisson then asks the obvious question:

Will anyone be held accountable?

And here’s the brief bio that TheHill.com published about Sharyl Atkisson:

Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) is an Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist, author of The New York Times best-sellers “The Smear” and “Stonewalled,” and host of Sinclair’s Sunday TV program, “Full Measure.”


— xPraetorius

4 thoughts on “An Extraordinary Internet Piece: “Apologies to President Trump”

  1. (sigh) All this celebration and no one has actually read the report except Barr who has apparently been as unbiased as possible in condensing two years of Mueller down to three pages and declared Muller’s conclusion is that Trump is not complicit with the Russians.. and never was… to the point where Mueller says Trump is not totally exonerated. Something wrong with this picture?

    1. All good points, Doug!

      I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the picture. An old friend of mine used to say, “Statistics tell all; if you have all the statistics.”

      It’s the same with facts. The facts that I have indicated a long, long time ago that this was going to happen. The “exoneration” of Trump, that is — at least in the context of the whole “collusion” thing.

      Those facts all point inexorably to Putin’s wanting Hillary to win, and not Trump. After all, it was Obama’s foreign policy — run for a long time by Hillary Clinton — that gave Putin free reign in Crimea. It was Obama’s foreign policy — run by Clinton — that allowed Putin (and Russia) back into the Middle East, supplanting America in large part. Obama (with Clinton) was the one who suggested that America use “soft power” around the globe, and Obama was the one who coined “lead from behind,” all of which were YUUUGE green lights to Putin — and any other bad actors — around the globe.

      There was not a single bad actor in the world, along with quite a few not bad actors (most of Europe for example), pining for a Trump victory in 2016, at the very least because he was an unknown… and a publicly erratic unknown at that!

      Furthermore, Clinton had promised in so many words to be the continuation of the Obama foreign policy.

      Based on the well-understood facts on the ground, there was no logical reason whatsoever for Putin to want to “meddle in the election to get Trump elected.” To the contrary, there was plenty of reason for him to “meddle in the election to get Clinton elected,” and he did.

      One thing that did come out of this investigation is the extent to which the Clinton campaign colluded with foreign interests tied to the Russian government to obtain damaging information on Trump.

      At the same time, it would have been in Putin’s interests to try to infiltrate the Trump campaign on the off-chance that Trump might become the President.

      It’s blindingly obvious that Putin’s intelligence apparatus would have made significant efforts to:
         • spy on and hack into the Trump campaign
         • spy on and hack into the Clinton campaign
         • obtain or concoct compromising information on the future President of the United States Hillary Clinton, for the purpose of using it at a later date.
         • obtain or concoct compromising information on the future President of the United States Donald Trump, for the purpose of using it at a later date.

      It appears that as it pertains to bullet #1, the Russians succeeded.

      The Democrats fell prey to their own propaganda that they at the ones who are all scientifically literate, instead of being the bumbling fools they really are. The particular magic of the bumbling fool is that she doesn’t know she’s a bumbling fool.

      One doesn’t have to be a partisan to recognize how scientifically stupid the eventual titular head of the Democrat Party was to use a personal server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Furthermore, it doesn’t require any partisanship to see how stupid, arrogant, howlingly hubristic and blatantly dishonest, Hillary Clinton was in nearly all her replies to any questioning about that server afterward.

      In light of the ignorance of the Clinton campaign, of Hillary herself, and in light of their stunning lack of self-awareness, it doesn’t require any partisanship to recognize that — of course! — the Russians succeeded in hacking into the Clinton campaign, and (2) failed to hack into the Trump campaign, and (3) that they certainly tried to hack into both.

      If you’re followed this blog at all, you know that I’m no fan of Trump’s. I voted for him, but held my nose when I did. I deeply oppose the way that he’s opened up this country to charges of unseriousness. Just as Obama did by being, well… unserious. Trump sounds unserious, which is just a different way of being unserious. I much prefer greater decorum on the part of our public faces, and I don’t mean just our politicians, but all public faces. I’m a Conservative, who speaks Conservatism as a first language. Trump is not, and I disapprove of a good deal of what he’s done while in the White House.

      However, the entire “collusion” thing was a hatchet job from the beginning; a fraudulent, ridiculous, desperate ploy — that worked by the way — by a losing side that was convinced of its own invincibility, and correctly confident that this media would support the collusion hogwash. There was never anything serious behind the “collusion” thing, and that was obvious from the get-go.

      So, the point is that this particular conclusion was inevitable, since Robert Mueller is a serious person, who had a serious interest in preserving his own integrity, not just for now, but for history as well.

      Incidentally, current Attorney General Barr has that same interest. If it turns out that what he said was distant enough from what the Mueller report contains, then Barr’s ruined both currently and in the historical record. The Mueller Report will come out, it’s just a question of when. No one knows that better than Barr.

      And, incidentally, there’s no reason that people like Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Loretta Lynch, and a number of others are not in prison at this very moment. The Mueller probe did discover that these bastards abused their considerable power to abuse innocent Americans.

      This has been a dirty, dirty affair, and it was set in motion by the thoroughly corrupt Obama Administration, overseen by the thoroughly corrupt Barack Obama, who continues to enjoy immunity from prosecution only because of the lapdog press in America.

      Best,

      — x

  2. Roger Stone ought to be on that list with Corsi . . .
    Someone, somewhere once said:
    “Thou shalt not bear false witness” which is what they did and are still doing. It’s seriously wrong.

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