Buzzfeed, which was an essential component of the infamous fake news “Trump dossier” story is working double-time these days to further promote its anti-Trump agenda in what has become an increasingly clumsy and transparent case of media hackery.
Here is the opening paragraph:
The FBI’s investigation of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, includes a keen focus on a series of suspicious wire transfers in which offshore companies linked to Manafort moved more than $3 million all over the globe between 2012 and 2013.
Buzzfeed goes on to include the words “Donald Trump’s former campaign manager” multiple times in the piece. What it downplays is that the $3 million dollar wire transfers predate Manafort’s role as a Trump campaign manager by several years. There is no evidence, NONE, ZERO, ZIP of any Russian collusion via Manafort during his brief stint as the Trump campaign manager.
The Buzzfeed hackery is also further evidence that the CNN-generated story about “pending indictments” is likely yet another in a long line of nothingburgers. More than a few in D.C. are thinking the quickly released CNN leak regarding those indictments was a response by Mueller and company to push back against the far more stunning revelations that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign itself that paid for the false Trump dossier and then peddled that fake news story to a number of trusted media figures while at the same time the Obama White House was using it to initiate illegal surveillance of private citizens and try and use the power of the federal intelligence community to sway a presidential election.
A few million dollars worth of wire transfers by Paul Manafort five or six years ago vs at least $9 million paid out by the Clinton campaign and the Obama FBI for the fake Trump dossier? If Mr. Manafort did in fact do something wrong he should be held accountable. Of course, shouldn’t the very same apply to Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, John Podesta, etc.?