By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
The liberal left can't stand it. They have gotten to the point where their masquerade is unraveling, and they are in a panic to cover it all up. Liars, once caught lying, create new lies to cover up lies, and then pretend some lies don't exist, and eventually, they can't remember what is a lie, and what is not.
Will the snowflakes continue to hate the GOP and Trump if they find out the Democrats have lied to them, and their rage was orchestrated by lies, and that in the end the youth of this nation out there screaming and crying and acting violently against Trump supporters are considered to be nothing more than mindless pawns to the Democrats?
The Trump administration keeps piling up the crap they are discovering, things the GOP establishment have been too afraid to unveil in the past, and the latest heap of garbage at the top is news that the Obama Administration's National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, directed the "unmasking" of NSA intercepts of Trump associates.
The media is in a quandry. What to do? What to do? CNN, in panic mode, racing to try and pull a magicians trick of making the blockbuster report disappear.
"Nothing here to see. Move along. Move along. Nothing to see here."
CNN Tonight's Don Lemon went so far as to announce he would ignore the news at all costs.
It's like the child with their fingers in their ears screaming, "Na, na, na, na, I can't hear you, I can't hear you!"
Chris Cuomo claimed it was "demonstrably untrue" Rice sought surveillance of the Trump team, even as that's exactly what reports prove.
The experts ("ex" is a has-been, and a "spurt" is a drip) have been lined up since the revealing of the news about Rice so as to put out the fire quickly. CNN's chief national security correspondent, Jim Sciutto, was even called in to try and dismiss the reports as a non-story. Sciutto even excused Rice claiming ignorance of the unmasking scandal two weeks ago, arguing Rice "wasn't aware" what unmasking Rep. Devin Nunes (D-Calif.) was referring to.
Hence, the reason they have been attacking Nunes, and have been trying to get him to recuse himself...It turns out he was on to something.
Panic-mode. The collaborators, liars and deceivers have been caught. And their main crime was narcissism. They truly believed they could get away with anything.
On "New Day," anchor Alisyn Camerota openly pleaded with Sen. John McCain to write-off the news as unimportant.
Lemon's latest episode of "CNN Tonight" began with an announcement that the Rice report is a "fake scandal ginned up by right-wing media and Trump" and that he would not be baited into justifying with coverage.
But, did he not just cover it when he said he wouldn't cover it?
Notice the "vast right-wing conspiracy" tone. Shades of Hillary Clinton in a collapsing temple of evil, deception, and doom.
"On this program tonight, we will not insult your intelligence by pretending," it's legitimate, he said. "Nor will we aid and abet the people trying to misinform you, the American people, by creating a diversion. Not going to do it."
Thanks, Lemon, for bringing attention to the scandal by saying you won't. You see, your viewers are like children. If you tell them not to do something, it will make them curious as to why you don't want them to do whatever it is you are forbidding. In short, you are helping the Republicans and Donald J. Trump reach your mindless automaton minions who are likely beginning to realize their anger was pointed in the wrong direction.
Sciutto also claimed the story was "ginned up" to distract from Trump tweeting that the Trump Tower was "wiretapped," when it turns out that communications were indeed picked up through ordinary NSA surveillance.
Hey, if Trump was wrong about Trump Tower being "wiretapped," how was it that the NSA knew what Michael Flynn said in a phone call with a Russian ambassador while he was in Trump Tower?
"Again, to note by senior intelligence officials who work for both Democrats and Republicans, this appears to be a story, largely ginned up, partly as a distraction from this larger investigation," Sciutto told Anderson Cooper, explaining that "someone close to Ambassador Rice" told him this type of unmasking is "not unusual."
In another appearance, Sciutto even attempted to excuse Rice from claiming to have no knowledge of the unmasking she's been caught orchestrating.
"Hey, kid, why are you standing over the cookie jar with a stolen cookie in your hand?"
Then the kid responds, "What cookie?"
Sciutto sounds like the kid with the cookie in his hand, while also trying to move your eyes away from another cookie jar that has been shattered, as Rice stands over it with a hammer in her hand.
Sciutto said (referring to Rice), "From her perspective she didn’t know what specific unmasking Devin Nunes and others are talking about, in part because that is something she asks — or asked during the regular course of her work as national security adviser." He continued, "I do know from speaking to people yesterday close to her that she doesn’t know specifically what Devin Nunes and others are accusing her of when it comes to unmasking because that was something sets in the regular course of her job."
That goes back to Dinesh D'Souza's "Hillary's America," doesn't it? "Deny, Deny, Deny."
In a different appearance, Sciutto also setup something of a strawman, arguing that the unmasking story is not important because "unmasking is not leaking."
During an interview with Sen. John McCain, CNN's Camerota plainly tried nudging the Arizona senator into dismissing the Rice bombshell:
CAMEROTA: “Okay, senator, I want to move on to other news of the day and that is, as you know, the Trump White House has talked about what they see or they say they see as a controversy of the former national security adviser Susan Rice unmasking a name, someone on team Trump, that was somehow caught up in some incidental collection of surveillance. They say that this is a controversy, it shows that she has done something wildly out of the bounds of normalcy. Is this business as usual for a national security adviser to ask for a name to be revealed, an American name, if she wants to know more or is this some sort of a controversy?”
McCAIN: “I think the circumstances indicate that there’s a possibility that that request could have been politically motivated. But we need to get to the bottom of it. As I’ve said, and I’ll probably say many more times because I’m kind of boring, this is a centipede. A shoe will drop every few days, the latest the meeting in Seychelles. This is a requirement, in my view, why we need a select committee in order to get through all this because there’s lots more shoes that will drop. I can’t make a judgment on what I just heard. She did have the authority to do it. What was the motivation for doing it, I think is the question.”
CAMEROTA: “What we’ve heard from the reporting, is that if she saw a masked name that said American number one had these conversations with Russians at the same time that President Obama had imposed sanctions, wouldn’t that arouse some curiosity on her part?”
McCAIN: “All I can say, Alisyn, is that I don’t know enough to reach a conclusion except to say this is another aspect of this multi-dimensional scandal."
The gig is up, the truth is beginning to bubble near the surface, and the idiots are scrambling in all directions trying to put out fires they can't even figure out if they are burning yet, or not. If it wasn't so serious, it would be comical.
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