Is it at all conceivable that the WSJ's stable of pro -Trump minions will finally admit he really did enlist the Russians to help get elected in 2016? Not bloody likely, as we see today's WSJ lead editorial 'Durham Cracks The Russia Case', p. A12) claiming DOJ special counsel John Durham finally, finally broke open "Russiagate" and that his indictment "tells the real story of the 2016 collusion". Uh, no, lunkheads, it doesn't. That collusion - actually conspiracy of Trump and Co. with the Russkies- still stands, but you are just too dense and hard headed to admit it. The point being that whatever Hillary lawyer Michael Sussman distorted (i.e. in presenting documents purporting to show secret internet communications between the Trump organization and Russia -based Alfa Bank) still does not nullify what Trump, his odious campaign and family members did.
Two years ago MSNBC host Chris Hayes nailed this bunkum in connection with then AG Barr trying to tie the FBI into the anti-Trump "conspiracy" to bring him down, noting:
This is something the serious political conspiracy analyst needs to register. Why - if operation 'Crossfire Hurricane' was so intent on bringing Trump down - did it only succeed in taking out Hillary instead? Apart from that none of the WSJ squawkers, including Holman Jenkins Jr. ('Durham Delivers on Russiagate'', p. A13 today) is uttering a word concerning the July 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting between 5 Russians, including lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, and three top members of the Trump campaign, including Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort (who already has been nailed for under the table dealing with the Russians).
Also unmentioned, the multiple foreign intercepts that disclosed Trump crony and hireling Carter Page met with Russian GRU agents. Of course in this case the Right's screech monkeys went ballistic because the feds had "unmasked" Page. But this was necessary after accessing the foreign intercepts. It was these intercepts and related documents - including FISA warrants- that disclosed just how deep the Trumpies were in with the Russkies. For more on those connections and even the methods used and conspiracy to toss the election to Trump, read the Senate Intelligence Committee report final volume, entitled : “Volume 5: Counterintelligence Threats and Vulnerabilities,”