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2016 Election Corruption Law Enforcement

FBI: No Tie Between Trump and Russia

Written by Philip Hodges

The New York Times is reporting that the FBI has found no evidence that ties Donald Trump to the Russian government.

Most of what has been said by Democrats and Hillary’s campaign regarding Trump’s alleged ties to Russia and Putin are unsubstantiated claims. They’re pure conjecture. But if you repeat a lie enough times, it becomes self-evident. And it gives Hillary’s supporters something to blame for all of her woes.

The New York Times seems to corroborate at least one of those statements made by WikiLeaks: 

For much of the summer, the F.B.I. pursued a widening investigation into a Russian role in the American presidential campaign. Agents scrutinized advisers close to Donald J. Trump, looked for financial connections with Russian financial figures, searched for those involved in hacking the computers of Democrats, and even chased a lead — which they ultimately came to doubt — about a possible secret channel of email communication from the Trump Organization to a Russian bank.

Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump.

This seems to contradict claims from the left that FBI Director James Comey is “sitting on” information that indisputably proves Trump to be an “unwitting agent of Putin.”

Senator Harry Reid wrote a scathing letter to Comey in response to the FBI Director’s decision to reopen the Bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton.

“In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government – a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States, which Trump praises at every opportunity,” Reid wrote.

Even in the case of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the FBI’s concern over his connection to Russia had little or nothing to do with foreign influence over the U.S. election. The concern there was that he didn’t declare income that he had made in the Ukraine. Remember, what’s worse than a drug dealer or a terrorist in the eyes of the U.S. government? A tax cheat. 

By now, Manafort’s ancient history. And what’s left of any supposed tie between Trump and Russia is so little that it doesn’t warrant any investigation. Ironically, Hillary Clinton and John Podesta have more ties to Russia than Trump does.

 

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