By Jon Dougherty
During his Thursday program, conservative talk legend Rush Limbaugh reacted to POTUS Donald Trump’s statement to Clinton water boy and pretendÂ ABC News journalist George Stephanopoulos that he would ‘consider’ accepting information — “oppo research” — on a Democratic presidential candidate from a foreign country.
While the Democratic Left and their propagandists in the “mainstream” media express faux outrage and attempt to use the president’s statement as an ‘admission’ that he ‘colluded’ with Russia, when even Robert Mueller said he didn’t (despite numerous opportunities to do so), Limbaugh explained that the president’s statements were classic Trump.
It’s all a set-up, in other words.
As we reported earlier today, the president said, Â â€œI think you might want to listen, there isnâ€™t anything wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and said] â€˜we have information on your opponentâ€™ â€” oh, I think Iâ€™d want to hear it.â€
Butâ€¦but..do you really want that kind of foreign â€œinterferenceâ€ in our elections?Â asked the water boy.
â€œItâ€™s not â€¦ interference, they have informationâ€¦If I thought there was something wrong, Iâ€™d go maybe to the FBI â€” if I thought there was something wrong,â€ POTUS Trump responded.
â€œBut when somebody comes up with oppo research, right, they come up with oppo research, â€˜oh letâ€™s call the FBI.â€™ The FBI doesnâ€™t have enough agents to take care of it. When you go and talk, honestly, to congressmen, they all do it, they always have, and thatâ€™s the way it is. Itâ€™s called oppo research,â€ he added.
Limbaugh noted on his program that the president, once again, is three steps ahead of his Left-wing opponents in the Democratic Party and the “mainstream” media:
Why do I call it a setup? Well, the reason I call it a setup is because the Democrats have actually done it! Trump is forcing these people to go on the record steadfast opposition to this while Barr and Durham are conducting an operation to find out what kind of illegal activity there was between the investigators and Russia and other foreign actors in order to sabotage the Trump campaign and then the Trump presidency.
So Trump is forcing all these people to go public here with their outrage over just thinking about doing it, saying itâ€™s illegal, itâ€™s unpresidential, itâ€™s un-American, and the day is gonna come where everybodyâ€™s gonna know that the Democrats did it, that Hillary Clinton did it. And itâ€™s gonna be very difficult for these clowns have been conniption fits today to walk it all back, once Barr and Durham make their findings clear.
Thatâ€™s why I think part of this is a set â€” Trump is not stupid. Donâ€™t care what anybody thinks, heâ€™s not stupid. And Stephanopoulos did not sandbag him. Stephanopoulos did not set him up, did not catch him in a moment of when his guard was down, or he was not prepared.
Another thing about Trump, he is brazenly honest. Which also flies in the face of the conventional wisdom that Trump is this lying pig, canâ€™t tell the truth to save his life. The fact is the guy is over-the-top honest, almost a stream of consciousness honesty that he has.
So the Drive-Bys are treating this now as a tacit admission that Trump would have colluded, he would have if heâ€™d been given the chance, and thatâ€™s almost as bad as colluding. Except for the fact that the august Mueller report says that Trump was given numerous opportunities to collude with the Russians, and he did not!
Contrast that with Hillary Clinton, who in fact did get dirt from foreign governments on Trump, even paid for it. And it was made up. It was manufactured. All lies paid to foreign governments, foreign agents, you name it, the mother of all getting dirt on your political opponents.
The president’s supporters are understandably impatient with the pace of the investigation into the origins of the Obama “Spygate” operation to undermine Trump and help get him tossed out of office by AG William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham.
But understand none of this stuff is a secret anymore. All of the heavy lifting has already been done in terms of investigations — by Congress, by various media organizations, and by government watchdog groups like Judicial Watch.
All Barr has to do is assemble it and present it to the president and to the American people. Plus, when you’re talking about potential indictments, all “t’s” must be crossed and “i’s” dotted.
And there’s always the timing issue as well; could be POTUS is waiting for the right ‘time’ to spring all of this on the guy who’s looking to be the Democratic frontrunner — Joe Biden, who just happens to have been part of the same administration that launched Spygate.
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