And yet, I would give alien abduction more credence than the Seth Rich conspiracy stuff -- at least that caters more to our ignorance of the universe.
I'll admit his death has some suspicious details and timing, but any thought of conspiracy seems ridiculous given the dull details of the leaks -- or is there something supposedly more scandalous out there? And what would be the point of murdering someone after they leak the documents? I feel like you should have a really good motive before hopping to a conspiracy with extremely thin bits of circumstantial happenstance.
btw, you're talking about DC at 4am. Not the kind of place you'd catch me walking around alone.
if you were to assume it was true it still wouldn't make Trumps cabinet ties to Russia and his own obstruction of justice into the investigation any less serious.
I think the claim has always been that Russia compromised the campaign by some means and therefore influenced it. Even removing the claim that the DNC leaks were Russia still leaves a lot of questionable things.
Right, it doesn't mean it can't be true. Which bins in it with alien abductions, big foot, skervesens being good guitars, 9/11 as an inside job, scientology, and other such things that are difficult to definitively disprove.
However, what is the point of bringing it up?
*tips tin foil fedora*
That I agree with. Regardless of the validity of the claim the way Trump has been handling it is impeachable all by itself.
Distrusting a gov't narrative isn't really the same as believing in cryptozoological beasts, imo.
Let us not forget that to suggest the North Vietnamese did not "start" the Vietnam War by firing on us at the Gulf of Tonkin was considered a conspiracy theory until 2007 when the military finally decided to admit it.
You act like there's absolutely no reason to ever distrust any narrative fed to us by our government. Surely someone as smart and historically aware as yourself can understand that dismissing anything and everything that could ever be categorized as a conspiracy theory would end up with you being mistaken about some things.
Ok, so as far as I'm concerned the sooner Trump is removed the better. Honestly, the fact that he was even a serious candidate is beyond me.
But...if there is a chance of impeachment the narrative needs to be carefully managed. If not, Trumps supporters will be galvanized in their belief that he went to Washington to 'drain the swamp' and fake news and the entrenched establishment set him up and removed him. Their champion thwarted by a broken system that can never again be trusted.
I'm not suggesting Civil War II, but that's a seriously big block of people likely to be pretty pissed off. And, from what I understand about America, those are the same people that have all the guns.
I've thought it strange that many Trump tweets have had material from white supremacist sources, as I've never accidentally done so over the years.
Most recently though, there's the weird case of Trump quoting a Russian news story which attributed an altered/falsified quote to Sidney Blumenthal, when the original source of the unaltered quote was Kurt Eichenwald.
How did Trump get access to a falsified Russian propaganda piece, originating from Putin's circle, which Sputnik had pulled after some further investigation?
I personally find it troubling to combine this current example with not just Trump's pro-Putin stance over the course of his campaign, but even his campaign's successful work to tweak the GOP's party platform at the convention regarding Ukraine in favor of Putin.
I personally don't think Trump is intelligent enough to be purposefully manipulating things in favor of Russia and Putin, but it definitely looks like Russia has influence over parts of Trump's campaign, and has had for some time.