NY Times columnist insists that Russia, not “the people,” elected Trump

NY Times columnist insists that Russia, not “the people,” elected Trump

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New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg argues that Trump was elected not by the will of American people, but with help from "Russian interference," claiming, that Trump is not "absolved of collusion" with the Kremlin, despite the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation which found no conclusive evidence to support those claims.

"Two big lies": In an opinion piece titled “Republicans’ Big Lie About Russia,” Goldberg asserts that Republicans have used two major lies to "shape the public debate about impeachment" and Trump's legitimacy as president.

"There are two very big lies that Donald Trump and his sycophants have used, through aggressive, bombastic repetition, to shape the public debate about impeachment, and about Trump’s legitimacy more broadly," Goldberg writes.

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"The first big lie is that “the people” elected Trump, and that the constitutional provision of impeachment would invalidate their choice. In fact, Trump is president only because a constitutional provision invalidated the choice of the American people. Trump lost the popular vote and might have lost the Electoral College without Russian interference, and yet many Democrats and pundits have been bullied into accepting the fiction that he has democratic, and not just constitutional, legitimacy."

The second lie, according to Goldberg, is that Moscow didn't help elect Trump, and that while the Mueller report on the Trump-Russia investigation did not find clear proof that Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians, there was "abundant evidence that the campaign sought Russian help."

"Had public life in America not been completely deformed by blizzards of official lies, right-wing propaganda and the immovable wall of Republican bad faith, the Mueller report would have ended Trump’s minoritarian presidency. Instead, something utterly perverse happened. Democrats, deflated by the Mueller report’s anticlimactic rollout, decided to move on rather than keep the focus on Trump’s world-historic treachery...

Rather, it’s Republicans, with their heroic capacity for shamelessness, who want to talk about Russia. They’ve set out to investigate the investigators, trying to make efforts to uncover the truth about Trump’s Russia connections, rather than the connections themselves, into a scandal. And now they’re trying to expand their big lie about Russia to cover Ukraine as well...

She went on to praise journalists Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch and Fusion GPS — a commercial company that was hired by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to dig dirt on Trump.

"Because Republicans have been so successful in shrouding the origins of the Russia investigation in a miasma of misinformation, I hope some talented filmmaker makes a movie out of the new book by Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, 'Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump,'" Goldberg claims.

She continues: "'Crime in Progress' is the best procedural yet written about the discovery of Trump’s Russia ties. It demolishes a number of right-wing talking points, including the claim that the Steele dossier formed the basis of the F.B.I.’s counterintelligence inquiry into Trump."

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