Democrats and Neocons have to be blowing the paranoia about Russia that existed in the 1950's out of the water right now. And, it should be noted, McCarthy was at least partially vindicated (ahem, Alger Hiss, ahem Harry Dexter White).
On the other hand, as I've noted, the evidence for RussiaGate (other than them paying for a handful of Black Lives Matter ads on Facebook and deviously meddling with the US election through Pokemon Go) is really, really weak.
Nevermind that though, on the cusp of releasing the dreaded Nunes memo, MSNBC's John Heilemann asked Senator Chris Murphy if it's possible that Devin Nunes is a "Russian agent?" Yes, I'm quite serious, see for yourself:
Good God, even McCarthy would be disgusted by this (especially since McCarthy actually had some evidence whereas Heilemann is just bloviating nonsense).
Indeed, Russophobe Adam Schiff made the rounds fearmongering about how this 4-page memo would threaten national security. That, of course, was completely false.
And it's all the more ridiculous since if what the memo says is true, it's an incredibly damning to the Clinton campaign, the DNC, many in the FBI and the FISA courts. And, guess who was literally on RT, Russia's state sponsored television station, talking about the need to make the FISA courts accountable:
Ladies and gentlemen, I have plenty of problems with Donald Trump (see here and here), but in case you didn't know, Russia is a nuclear power. They're also not a state sponsor of terrorism. Furthermore, it's mostly been the West and the United States that have inflamed tensions with them since the Cold War ended by pushing NATO up to their door step.
This rhetoric and fearmongering is ridiculous and needs to stop. We just can't risk a confrontation with Russia because the Democrats can't get over the fact they lost an election.
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