One of the most interesting (and habitually overlooked) parts of Robert Mueller’s Russian indictments was the revelation that while Russia did “meddle” in the 2016 election and while they did support Donald Trump (among others), they also organized rallies AGAINST Trump after he was elected. This small aspect of the indictments proves that the original narrative of Russian interference – that they just wanted to sow chaos and distrust in the American democratic system – was far more accurate than the one that later emerged: That Putin and Trump worked together to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.
In fact, upon closer inspection, we see that some of Trump’s harshest critics – the ones who think he should be taken out to the middle of the Atlantic and dumped for daring to collude with our Russian enemies – actually fell for and participated in spreading Russian propaganda themselves. People like anti-Trump socialist filmmaker Michael Moore!
From Fox News:
Michael Moore, the polemical filmmaker who has long accused President Trump of colluding with Russians, posted videos and pictures of himself participating in a protest in Manhattan that was allegedly organized by Russians in November 2016.
Prosecutors said Friday that the Russians indicted for meddling in the presidential campaign were also behind anti-Trump rallies that occurred after the election.
The government alleged in an indictment signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the defendants organized a Nov. 12 “Trump is NOT my President” rally in New York. Their “strategic goal” was to “sow discord in the U.S. political system,” the indictment said.
On Nov. 12, Moore tweeted: “At today’s Trump Tower protest. He wouldn’t come down.”
Moore also posted a lengthy video on Facebook Nov. 12, when he joined the protest and debated voters at Trump Tower.
Well, well, well.
It was also revealed in the indictments that the Russians supported socialist hero Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primaries, which has to sting just a little for people like Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, and a nation of rabid college-aged dolts who happily spread Moscow’s propaganda through their Twitter feeds.
At the end of the day, though, wouldn’t all of those kids and celebrities have supported Crazy Bernie, anyway? Wouldn’t Michael Moore have shown up to protest in New York without the nudge of the Russians?
We can never know for sure, but our best guess is a resounding: Of course.
Maybe the Russians played around with our social media and put some “fake news” out there in the online atmosphere, but we’re still not convinced that they did much damage. That’s not to let them off the hook, it’s only to say that America wasn’t BAMBOOZLED the way some in the media would like us to think. Whatever part the Internet Research Agency and its affiliates played in drumming up anti-Hillary sentiment, it was almost certainly drowned out by the very real, very prominent anti-Hillary sentiment that was ALREADY there. The Russians were megaphones, not shepherds. To believe otherwise is to fall for the biggest Russian-generated hoax of all.