Why these two corrupt politicians were not removed from office in their last election is beyond me. On Sunday's "Meet the Press," Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) continued to push the already debunked narrative that Russia hacked the 2016 elections and got the outcome they were seeking. Additionally, Graham leveled the charge that one was not a patriot if they were celebrating the election of Donald Trump.
First, Graham described any Republican who is celebrating the election results as a "political hack" and is "making a huge mistake."
"To my Republican friends who are gleeful, you're making a huge mistake," Graham said. "When Wikileaks released information during the Bush years about the Iraq War that was embarrassing to the administration, that put our troops at risk. Most Democrats condemned it, some celebrated it. Most Republicans are condemning what Russia did and to those who are gleeful it you're a political hack. You're not a Republican and you're not a patriot."
This the same guy who wants to take your constitutional rights, threatened to use the military against Congress was elected president, and has aided the training, funding and arming of our Islamic enemies and he has the audacity to say that if you liked Donald Trump winning over Hillary Clinton you're not a patriot? (Insert laugh track here.)
"When one party is compromised all of us are compromised," he added. "And here's what I'm going to do with Senator McCain, we will introduce sanctions that are bipartisan that go beyond the sanctions today against Russia that will hit them in the financial sector and the energy sector where they're the weakest. And we're going to give President Trump an opportunity to make Russia pay a price for interfering in our elections so it will deter others in the future. I hope you will take advantage of it."
Seriously? Are you wanting to start a war Lindsey? That's the first step in it, you know. However, I think that is exactly what Graham and McCain want. They've demonstrated it in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
McCain, being the traitor he is, chimed in and echoed Graham's comments.
"I think you can only draw the conclusion that if they were celebrating that they obviously wanted the outcome to be what it was," McCain said. "And then the question is what did they do to try to achieve that outcome? And it's pretty obvious that they were heavily engaged — and we need to come to grips with it and get to the bottom of it and overall, come up with a strategy in this new form of warfare that can basically dismantle — harm our economy, harm our elections and harm our national security."
Harm our national security? This is the same man that helped establish the Islamic State, who are carrying out numerous attacks in the united States and they turned right around and praised him for helping them invade Iraq!
Consider that Chuck Todd made reference to a Washington Post story about accepting communications to prove Russia hacked the elections. However, what he doesn't mention is that WaPo also had to completely retract a Russian hacking story involving the US Power Grid recently.
The Washington Standard reports:
Although the Washington Post sounded the alarm with an article titled, "Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say," suggesting the nation's power supply stood at risk to be taken down, the outlet has since been forced to retract the claim — because, literally no evidence supports the assertion.
A note from the editor now graces the article, clarifying that, "An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid."
After going viral, that article — citing a nascent and seemingly prepubescent website, PropOrNot — subsequently bore an editor's note essentially claiming plausible deniability since the outlet didn't bother including a link to its source. Considering the lack of due diligence on the part of the Post and other mainstream media organizations who parroted the piece, its contents — bearing literally no evidence of the Russian propaganda claim — constituted an attempt to libel independent journalism.
When that attempt to conflate alternative media — and basically any outlet who had dared not lionize Hillary Clinton — with The Russians backfired, the Post went a step further and published an article asserting the CIA had found evidence Russian hackers had penetrated systems to throw the election for Trump.
However, this piece also lacked evidence save for the statements of unnamed and thus unverifiable CIA officials — the article, itself, contradicted the boldness of the claim, noting the 17 agencies comprising the Intelligence Community disagreed and therefore no official report would be forthcoming.
"Time after time after time, we are seeing this fake news coming out in the Washington Post," former British MI5 intelligence agent, Annie Machon, told state-run outlet RT. "And every time they put these fake stories out they have to put [out]a disclaimer afterwards. But of course, the seed is then sown."
I simply ask at this point, are corrupt politicians like Graham and McCain the un-American, un-Patriotic domestic enemies in our midst? I believe they are.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.