“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Joseph Goebbels, Head of Nazi Propaganda
Elder Patriot| On first glance, the existence of a letter from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to a federal prosecutor shouldn’t surprise anyone. For the state-run mainstream media this is a shocking revelation and stands as proof President Trump has weaponized our judicial system.
This should tip us off to the strategy the mainstream media plans on employing from here on out. There will be no backtracking on the phony narratives they’ve propounded for more than two years. There will be no mea culpas.
They will continue spewing lies even as those they defended are frog walked out of their offices, much in the manner that Baghdad Bob told the Iraqis that their forces were defeating the American troops even as Baghdad was falling to U.S. ground forces. (cue to :47)
That might’ve been funny for American viewers at the time but, if that’s the strategy of the state-run propagandists here – it appears it will be – things are going to get very ugly, very soon.
First, Huber’s appointment was not a secret. The informed pro-Trump crowd knew of the appointment of a federal prosecutor to look into Clinton wrongdoing since last year, though the exact dates of the authorizing letter wasn’t made public.
Trump backers knew this primarily because they get their news from sources other than the state-run propagandist media.
Now as a result of a FOIA request from the leftist group American Oversight, we know the date of Sessions letter to U.S. Attorney Huber was November 22, 2017.
However, with the recent release of the authorizing letter from Sessions to federal prosecutor John Huber we now get to see the left wing media’s playbook wide open to the deny, deny, deny, page as this article in the Daily Beast breathlessly exclaims that the letter has been found!
From the Daily Beast:
Some Republicans say Huber’s work is too little, too late. Democrats, meanwhile, argue it’s evidence of the Trump administration weaponizing law enforcement to target its political rivals.
“‘Lock her up’ was wrong at campaign rallies, and it’s even worse coming from the Department of Justice,” said Austin Evers, who heads American Oversight. “Even after this long, it’s still deeply shocking to see the black and white proof that Jeff Sessions caved to President Trump’s worst authoritarian impulses and ordered a wide-ranging investigation of his political opponents based on demands from Congress instead of the facts and the law.”
“It strains credulity to believe that the Justice Department didn’t know about this letter when they swore under penalty of perjury that it didn’t exist–you don’t exactly forget about a formal directive to investigate Hillary Clinton signed by Jeff Sessions,” he added.
“The fact that they only ‘found’ it the same week Matthew Whitaker was heading for the exit makes it hard to see DOJ’s previous denial as anything but a deliberate attempt to conceal the extent to which President Trump’s authoritarian demands were being put into action. The authoritarian instinct in the Trump administration needs to be investigated. Sessions and Whitaker shouldn’t escape accountability by skipping town.”
Aside from the fact that American Oversight spewing out right fake news and is wrong on the facts – their initial FOIA request was processed when it was received which was apparently before Sessions’ letter was sent – AO’s premise sets reason on its ear.
First, President Trump has been under investigation since before his election absent a predicate crime legitimizing the investigation. If anyone was guilty “authoritarian impulses and ordered a wide-ranging investigation of his political opponents without evidence and in violation of the law” it was the Obama Administration.
Meanwhile the left wing propagandist “mainstream” media has steadfastly ignored discussions of Uranium One and Skolkovo along with any number of other Clinton scandals.
Second, as declassification now seems to be inevitable and in the near future, it appears that Austin Evers has tipped the propagandists gameplan – admit no mistakes, no recanting of false allegations, no apologies.
It seems the MSM have gone all-in perpetuating the foundational lies necessary to remove President Trump even as all of the evidence now in the public arena exonerates President Trump and incriminates Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.
There is no going back for the mainstream media. They either destroy Trump or be destroyed lying in the process.
Remember, there are trillions in downstream dollar at stake.