It is pretty spectacular. James Comey today announced that the FBI is investigating whether the Trump campaign (you know, the one that won the election) colluded with Russia to influence the election. That’s pretty crazy news, if not surprising. We were already amazed that Hillary Clinton was able to run for president while being constantly investigated by the FBI (still ongoing, as a matter of fact), and now our sitting President is the subject of an investigation as well. The really crazy thing about it is that while it may be troubling if Trump’s campaign really was making deals with Russia to try to win the election, it doesn’t change the facts about the whole thing. Here’s a shocking revelation for you.
If Russia did try to influence the election, they did it only by revealing true things to Americans about their existing government. Let that sink in for a moment. That’s right. They didn’t hack electronic voting machines and change votes to Trump. They didn’t smear his opponent’s name with stories that were not true. They simply released information that Americans were never supposed to know, among those that the Democratic primary was a put-up deal from day one. Can you be accused of influencing an election by simply making public information the public should have had anyway?
Now, we’re not making a political statement here. The opinion of Common Sense Conspiracy is well known. We are not supporting Trump or Clinton with this message. What we are doing is just reminding everyone that this supposed “collusion” is being reported like it’s a dirty thing. In reality, Russia did the American people a solid by letting us know that our government is a lot closer to Putin’s government than we may have thought beforehand. Unfortunately for Hillary, her name is synonymous with government corruption, so it kind of puts a bad taste in people’s mouth. What’s more, what difference would it make if Russia had revealed damning information about Trump or the RNC? Trump survived the now infamous tape of him saying atrocities and it didn’t even slow down his train. And the RNC might have wished they had a plan like the Democrats did, but we all know that primary wasn’t fixed because of who won it.
So, when you watch these reports of how evil Russia tried to influence the American election, think whatever you like. But remember how they did it… by telling us the truth.