With the current tensions in Syria growing by the day, it would be delusional to believe the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in order to secure a victory in the 2016 Presidential election. The basic reality of the current situation in Syria makes it explicitly clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin and United States President Donald Trump are not engaging a cordial relationship. One would think relations would only improve between the two leaders had they “colluded” to win the most commanding position of influence in the world.
The latest rise in tensions occurred after Syrian President Bashir Al Assad allegedly ordered and chlorine gas attack on Douma, a U.S. backed rebel held town located east of Damascus. President Trump has named Russia directly in casting blame on Syria’s allies and is now openly taunting the Russian leader.
“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get Ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his own people and enjoys it,” President Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning.
President Trump also tweeted out the current state of relations between the two embroiled countries, “Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. The President added, “Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together.”
The current state of affairs with Russia makes the latest move by the special counsel very interesting given the unique timing. As reality has made Trump/Russia collusion highly unlikely and entirely unbelievable, the special counsel has set their sights on a possible campaign finance violation. The issue at hand is whether or not the payment to “Stormy Daniels” from President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohn, violated campaign finance laws. The violation of campaign finance laws are considered a civil offense which are typically settled with small fines.
The special counsel has decided to refer the matter to the Southern District of New York who subsequently carried out raids on properties owned or occupied by President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohn. The nature of the search warrants were later revealed to pertain to the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels being a possible campaign finance violation. Yes, they conducted raids in order to investigate a possible campaign finance violation and, according to liberal Harvard Law professor Allan Dershowitz, violated Michael Cohn’s civil rights in doing so.
To illustrate how ridiculous this truly is, we can review the campaign finance violation that applied to Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) after his Independent run in the 2016 Presidential election and the subsequent punishment.
In March of 2016, New Hampshire House Speaker William O’Brian lodged a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) after video emerged showing Australian volunteers tearing down Trump campaign signs on behalf of Bernie Sanders. FEC investigators concluded that Bernie Sanders accepted an “in-kind foreign contribution” after it was revealed that the Australian Labor Party paid for the stipend and transportation costs of the volunteers. The Australian Labor Party is a socialist party that argues for the, “socialisation of industry, production, distribution and exchange, to the extent necessary to eliminate exploitation and other anti-social features in these fields.” They essentially seek to turn Australia into something akin to present day Venezuela, where a socialist government has enacted power rationing and famine has reduced the population to eating zoo animals.
Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign paid-out a $14,500 fine though, they did not agree with the FEC’s findings. The campaign claimed they did not violate FEC regulations however, they opted to pay the fine “in order to avoid a long and extensive fight with the FEC over the technical status of these young people.”
The FEC did not refer a criminal complaint to the Department of Justice and the media did not cover the violation in any significant way.
The Hillary Clinton for America campaign along with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) are also in possible violation of campaign finance laws in that they failed to disclose payments made in their commission of the Trump/Russia dossier. A recent complaint was lodged on behalf of The Campaign Legal Center in October 2017, accusing the Hillary Clinton for America campaign and the DNC of various FEC violations. The Campaign Legal Center alleges that “They [Hillary Clinton for American and the DNC] failed to accurately disclose the purpose and recipient of payments for the dossier of research alleging connections between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia, effectively hiding these payments from public scrutiny, contrary to the requirements of federal law.”
Where is the wall-to-wall media coverage of the Bernie Sanders FEC fine and the possible violations on behalf of the Hillary Clinton for America campaign and the DNC? Why hasn’t a special counsel been assembled to investigate these matters? Because campaign finance violations are typically viewed as the cost of doing politics in which offenders receive a slap on the wrist and “a good talking to.”
Only when Donald Trump is added to the equation does a “possible” campaign finance violation become the center of the universe for the mainstream media and deep state investigators. Campaign finance violations are so common and frivolous that most media outlets will ignore them since the punishment is rather laughable yet, here we are.
The special counsel is now investigating a possible civil offense which should give the American people a good idea of what they have, which is nothing. The nation’s top investigators have been reduced to looking into a consensual relationship from 12 years ago that ended in Stormy Daniels signing a non-disclosure agreement and her acceptance of $130,000. All those reporters and journalists that were looking to follow in the footsteps of Woodward and Bernstein now appear to be following in the footsteps of hacky gossip communists from Page Six.