Trump, Russia & Fox Change Narrative, Hinting at Major Bombshell


For months on end, President Trump has been all about denial when it’s come to Russia possibly meddling in the 2016 elections. He has gone as far as blame China, a 400 pound man sitting in his parent’s basement, or simply, ‘no one at all’. During this same stretch of time, running from November until earlier this month, Fox News has also maintained a general narrative that there likely is no Russian meddling, suggesting on numerous occasions that it was all an excuse by Democrats to blame away their election losses. Meanwhile, Russia has maintained their steadfast denial of any such influential actions.

Here we are, just over five months into Trump’s chaotic Presidency and over the past week alone we have seen a dramatic shift in narrative from not only the President, but also from Fox News (particularly Sean Hannity, who speaks to the President quite often we are told). Meanwhile Russia has just announced that they are recalling their ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, who also happens to be the man who met with numerous Trump campaign officials prior to, and following the election.

Trump began the shift in narrative with numerous tweets starting on Thursday, June 22 and continuing throughout this weekend and into this morning. The tweets, which seemed to contradict everything he has said or tweeted about up until this point related to Russia, were quite colorful indeed.

“By the way, if Russia was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it all took place during the Obama Admin. Why didn’t they stop them,” Trump asked in a tweet on Thursday.

He then continued the rant with several additional tweets over the weekend:

“Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?”

“Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action? Focus on them, not T!”

“Obama Administration official said they “choked” when it came to acting on Russian meddling of election. They didn’t want to hurt Hillary?”

Then comes the most audacious of the tweets, seeming to try and rationalize any collusion he may have had with Russia, by suggesting that Clinton also colluded, not with Russia but with the DNC to plot against Bernie Sanders.

“Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie,” he tweeted.

But that’s not all. This morning, just moments ago, the President dropped more tweet-bombs, writing the following in a series of multiple tweets:

“The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win and did not want to “rock the boat.” He didn’t “choke,” he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good. The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia under a magnifying glass, they have zero “tapes” of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!”

Meanwhile over the course of the last 48-72 hours, Fox News has gone from the narrative of ‘Russia is a hoax” to “Russian collusion is not a crime”. On Friday, Sean Hannity, on his radio show, made the following statement:

“I never understood it anyway. What was the collusion? That maybe somebody in the Trump campaign talked to somebody in Russia because Russia supposedly had the information that Hillary Clinton had destroyed on her server when she committed a felony and tried to cover up her crimes? And that they might say as a Trump campaign representative, “wow you have that? Tell the American people the truth. Let them see it themselves, release it.” Is that a crime, to say “release it”? To show the truth? To show damaging information?”

Then on Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume argued just this point while discussing the Mueller investigation with a panel of guests:

“But what crime? Can anybody identify the crime? Collusion, while it would obviously be alarming and highly inappropriate for the Trump campaign, of which their is no evidence [that they] colluded with the Russians, it’s not a crime.”

The narrative has suddenly changed, just as Russia removes the man at the center of all the allegations from U.S. soil. When one considers all of these variables it seems fairly likely that Trump, Russia and Fox News have become aware of the fact that there may be a bombshell about to drop, proving collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. These recent actions appear to be a move to change the narrative and get ahead of such leaks which may be headed our way.

  • Kathy Dunigan

    if you are not guilty nor many of your other suspicious colluders, why can’t you just laugh to yourself, start doing presidential work and just wait for you absolution to prove your truth………………BUT for your whole term, you and only you,,,,,talk about it and fear about it every day………………………..have a different coverup everyday……..why are you worried, if you aren’t involved………………….you are a wreck……………………….be a president…………your health is declining so obviously and you are so paranoid…….only guilty people act this way…….no one else is out and out talking every second about this but YOU…………………I would just give up, your actions and words, are certainly showing the guilt that you have……………..Americans are slowly dropping their approval and trust in you and YOU know why……………just get out and enjoy your lying family, and grandkids before you die……………………let Melania go……….she has been through enough…………you are afraid of your tax returns being allowed to be turned over, I know………..that there will be your bullet……………

    • MikeFeldman

      Are you OK? It might be time to change your meds.

    • carole smith

      Watch something besides CNN. He is doing Presidential work. Honestly, you sound like you have Trump Derangement Syndrome.

  • mcscanna

    aww . Are you ok? You are really angry. Just try to move on with your life. Don’t ruin your life and act like Hodgekinson. Sounds like you’re getting close. God Bless

  • MikeFeldman

    Not surprisingly, this so-called article misses the point and twists the truth. Anti-Trump advocates have called the unproven Russia collusion story a criminal investigation from the get go. This creates the conclusion that Trump is under criminal investigation. These commentators are questioning that notwithstanding the fact that there is no evidence of Trump colluding with the Russians, it is not a given that it would be criminal to do so. The shift, if any, is to remove an assumption of criminality that may not exist. In any event if the endless probes catch anyone, it will be politically expendables and it will not lead to direction by Trump. Sooner or later the clamor will end, and Trump will be President, like it or not, until January 2021.

    • Witch

      u don’t know what the evidence is, as ur so-called post avoids the truth. Granted, don personally wasn’t investigation… months ago.. but his campaign has, don’s part of the campaign. The article says what we all know:
      Contacts with russia? them then: NO! them now: even if there was, it’s not illegal.
      Collusion with russia? then: NO! now: even if there was, it’s not illegal.
      Conspiring with russia? them: NO! …. and this is where it gets interesting.
      Oh, and no, russia interfering in the American election & who interfered with them is not going to be quick, or easy. so please kindly stop suggesting: a) the fact that u personally don’t get to see evidence in an ongoing investigation means anything b) that this should be over in weeks or months. watergate investigation was over 2 years, & ongoing when dick quit. it was the leaks & nyt that got dick. this is bigger & more sensitive. u cannot deflect from this with hillary, President Obama, lynch or anyone else u try to distract with.
      btw, u’ve been seeing ‘indictments coming for hillary’ for decades now. never occurs to u guys u’re full of sht. it’s always cuz of a cover up, or clinton death squads. decades. ur just completely incapable to admitting when ur wrong.

    • CityCalmDown

      I agree with the alt-right, alt-fact, ostrich lunatic Trumpites. Thank the almighty Lord for Milo Toyboy and Breitbart.

      It’s hard to see any Trump ties to Russia…except for the Flynn thing and the Manafort thing
      and the Tillerson thing
      and the Sessions thing
      and the Kushner thing
      and the Carter Page thing
      and the Roger Stone thing
      and the Felix Sater thing
      and the Boris Ephsteyn thing
      and the Rosneft thing
      and the Gazprom thing
      and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing
      and the Azerbajain thing
      and the “I love Putin” thing
      and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing
      and the Sergey Kislyak thing
      and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing
      and the Russian Business Interests thing
      and the Emoluments Clause thing
      and the Alex Schnaider thing
      and the hack of the DNC thing
      and the Guccifer 2.0 thing
      and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing
      and the Russians mysteriously dying thing
      and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing
      and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing
      and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing
      and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing
      and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing
      and the Cyprus bank thing
      and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing
      and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing
      and the election hacking thing
      and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing
      and the Steele Dossier thing
      and the Leninist Bannon thing
      and the Sally Yates can’t testify thing
      and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing
      and the Trump reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing
      and the Spicer’s Russian Dressing “nothing’s wrong” thing
      and the Chaffetz not willing to start an investigation thing
      and the Chaffetz suddenly deciding to go back to private life in the middle of an investigation thing
      and the The Lead DOJ Investigator Mary McCord SUDDENLY in the middle of the investigation decides to resign thing
      and the appointment of Pam Bondi who was bribed by trump in the trump university scandal appointed to head the investigation thing
      and the The White House going into full-on cover-up mode, refusing to turn over the documents related to the hiring and subsequent firing of Flynn thing
      and the Chaffetz and White House blaming the poor vetting of Flynn on Obama thing
      and the Poland and British intelligence gave information regarding the hacking back in 2015 to Paul Ryan and he didn’t do anything thing
      and the Agent M16 following the money thing
      And now the trump team KNEW about Flynn’s involvement but hired him anyway thing
      and The Corey Lewendowski thing
      and the Preet Bharara firing thing but before he left he transferred evidence against trump to a state level Schneiderman thing
      And the Betsy Devos’ Brother thing
      And the Sebastian Gorka thing
      And the Greg Gianforte from Montana thing
      And the pence actually was warned about Flynn before he was hired thing
      and the Pence and Manafort connection thing
      And the 7 Allies coming forward with audio where trump was picked up in incidental wire tapping thing
      and the carter Page defying the Senate’s order to hand over his Russian contact list
      and the trump wants to VETO Sally Yates’ testimony thing

      and the Trump Jr, Manafort and Kushner thing
      and the inevitable Trumpite face-bleed that everyone knows will come next in this absolute shambles of a (anti) “presidency”

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  • MyNeurosurgeonSucks

    Obama wanted to bring the Russian meddling out into the open. Someone needs to tell trump if was one of his own who stopped it. Mitch McConnell threatened Obama with accusing him of partisan favoritism or some such nonsense if he went public with it. Want answers, ASK MITCH. But for someone claiming to be innocent, trump obsesses, whines, and bitches WAY TO MUCH about every little comment. Now instead of denying collusion, the winds have changed and it’s “everyone else does it, I can too. And I’m so sick of this “fake news’ bit. When talk about “fake news” surfaced, they were talking about the little stories popping up on Facebook that were so outlandish that anyone with a brain should know they were fake, stories like Pizzagate, Dem.cannibalism and the like that only trump supporters are gullible enough to believe. trump has used and abused the term “fake news” In his terms it means every news source but Fox, Alex Jones(not that he’s a news source)and Brietbart. He started using the term in earnest right when #peegate came out. Understandably he was embarrassed, looking for anyone, anything to lash out of in hopes of deflecting from a disgusting act he thought would never be made public. An innocent person would laugh this stuff off and go about their business, confidant that justice will prevail. Instead, we see a frantic, bumbling idiot lashing out at every direction, just hoping to hit the right nail to throw things off his trail. Try as he might, you can’t keep a good TRUTH down and things keep coming out. Sorry, but his attitude has settled any small doubts I had, as he hits a different target every few days. You can hear the desperation in his ridiculous tweets. Yes I said ridiculous. “Morning Joe said bad things about me…”. OMG, how does he not realize that over 60% of the country says bad things about him all the time. He’s still somehow convinced himself that everyone loves him, with a 34% approval rating, that’s really uh borrowing his favorite, Sad.