A Republican Senate committee chair uttered the words "collusion with Russia" in connection with 2012 & 2016 Green presidential nominee Jill Stein...and Democrats everywhere started licking their chops. The committee has launched an investigation the possibility of collusion...and before any relevant facts could be presented, much less analyzed, Democrats everywhere have concluded that Stein must be guilty of that very act.
Even Joe McCarthy would be scratching his head over this mass hysteria.
Wonkette managed to respond to the news with a post that achieves meta-self-parody with a half-twist. It's that genuinely and supremely awful. Hell no, I won't link to it; go find it yourself.
The following links all say more or less the same things, so I won't even pretend that it's a preponderance of evidence in Stein's favor. However, if we are a nation of laws, then burden of proof still means something, and the burden is on the accuser. That omnipresent photo of Stein at a table with Vladimir Putin and Michael Flynn in Moscow doesn't prove Jack Shitsky, no matter how many times Democrats use it for their daily Two Minutes Hate.
Stein has explained the circumstances of her appearance at the RT-America decennial gala numerous times, and nobody has presented evidence to cast sufficient doubt on her explanation, let alone disproven it.
Even though I know and trust Dr. Stein, I may yet be unpleasantly surprised at what the investigation reveals. I don't know for certain that what she says is 100% true. But I'm predicting yet another lot of nothing to arise from this. I also predict that, when Stein is cleared, neo-McCarthyite Democrats will ignore that development and continue calling for her to be burnt at the stake anyway.
This is a partial list. I'll probably add to it in a supplemental post today or tomorrow.
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