Woodward: Collusion, What Collusion?

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Woodward: Collusion, What Collusion?

Wasn’t it just last week that the MSM and the left insisted that Woodward’s book was Gospel?

“So let’s set aside the Comey fir­ing, which as a Con­sti­tu­tional law pro­fes­sor, no one will ever per­suade me can be obstruc­tion. And Rod Rosen­stein has laid out rea­sons why even if those weren’t the president’s rea­sons. Set aside the Comey fir­ing. Did you, Bob Wood­ward, hear any­thing in your research in your inter­views that sounded like espi­onage or col­lu­sion?” Hugh Hewitt asked Woodward.

“I did not, and of course, I looked for it, looked for it hard,” Wood­ward answered. “And so you know, there we are. We’re going to see what Mueller has, and Dowd may be right. He has some­thing that Dowd and the pres­i­dent don’t know about, a secret wit­ness or some­body who has changed their tes­ti­mony. As you know, that often hap­pens, and that can break open or turn a case.”

“But you’ve seen no col­lu­sion?” Hewitt asked again to confirm.

“I have not,” Wood­ward affirmed.

Empha­sis mine

So let me get this straight, the sainted Bob Wood­ward, the man who revealed the turn­coat in the Trump White House, the man who the media has put on a pedestal as the supreme source of truth about the inner work­ing of Trump admin­is­tra­tion, one of the most famous reporters in the his­tory of the coun­try if not the world, using all the resources that a half cen­tury of expe­ri­ence pro­vides, looked hard for evi­dence of Trump admin­is­tra­tion col­lu­sion with Rus­sia not for two weeks, not for Two Months but for TWO FREAK­ING YEARS and found none.

Glenn Reynolds noted some­thing about this too:

And this was all in Shat­tered, a book that every­one sup­pos­edly read.

Now I’m sure that not men­tion­ing this was an over­sight by all those media types who obsessed over this book because it couldn’t be that the lack of said col­lu­sion was a big dis­ap­point­ment but not to worry, it appears that there might just be actual evi­dence pre­sented in court of a con­victed felon who was once involved in the Trump cam­paign whose efforts to col­lude with the admin­is­tra­tion went up to the very high­est lev­els of gov­ern­ment even to this pres­i­dent and vise pres­i­dent themselves…just not the cur­rent one.

Paul Manafort’s pro-​Ukraine cam­paign reached the top of the White House, with one of the mem­bers of his lob­by­ing effort meet­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden in 2013, accord­ing to new court doc­u­ments released Friday.

A mem­ber of the so-​called Haps­burg Group, which com­prised for­mer Euro­pean politi­cians Man­afort con­vened as part of his lob­by­ing effort in sup­port of Ukraine’s then-​President Vik­tor Yanukovych, came with a for­eign prime min­is­ter on May 16, 2013, to meet with Obama and Biden, “as well as senior United States offi­cials in the exec­u­tive and leg­isla­tive branches,” accord­ing to the court documents.

I’m sure that the left in gen­eral and the media in par­tic­u­lar which has insisted that col­lu­sion was not a para­noid fan­tasy of their will be delighted with this devel­op­ment and will use the full strength of their pow­er­ful voices to insist that these efforts going all the way up to a pres­i­dent deserve the high­est level of scrutiny from both the spe­cial coun­sel and the FBI and that said offi­cials be com­pelled to tell all they know about their con­nec­tion to a man they met with who was involved in ille­gal activ­i­ties at that time.

Wasn’t it just last week that the MSM and the left insisted that Woodward’s book was Gospel?

“So let’s set aside the Comey firing, which as a Constitutional law professor, no one will ever persuade me can be obstruction. And Rod Rosenstein has laid out reasons why even if those weren’t the president’s reasons. Set aside the Comey firing. Did you, Bob Woodward, hear anything in your research in your interviews that sounded like espionage or collusion?” Hugh Hewitt asked Woodward.

“I did not, and of course, I looked for it, looked for it hard,” Woodward answered. “And so you know, there we are. We’re going to see what Mueller has, and Dowd may be right. He has something that Dowd and the president don’t know about, a secret witness or somebody who has changed their testimony. As you know, that often happens, and that can break open or turn a case.”

“But you’ve seen no collusion?” Hewitt asked again to confirm.

“I have not,” Woodward affirmed.

Emphasis mine

So let me get this straight, the sainted Bob Woodward, the man who revealed the turncoat in the Trump White House, the man who the media has put on a pedestal as the supreme source of truth about the inner working of Trump administration, one of the most famous reporters in the history of the country if not the world, using all the resources that a half century of experience provides, looked hard for evidence of Trump administration collusion with Russia not for two weeks, not for Two Months but for TWO FREAKING YEARS and found none.

Glenn Reynolds noted something about this too:

And this was all in Shattered, a book that everyone supposedly read.

Now I’m sure that not mentioning this was an oversight by all those media types who obsessed over this book because it couldn’t be that the lack of said collusion was a big disappointment but not to worry, it appears that there might just be actual evidence presented in court of a convicted felon who was once involved in the Trump campaign whose efforts to collude with the administration went up to the very highest levels of government even to this president and vise president themselves…just not the current one.

Paul Manafort’s pro-Ukraine campaign reached the top of the White House, with one of the members of his lobbying effort meeting President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in 2013, according to new court documents released Friday.

A member of the so-called Hapsburg Group, which comprised former European politicians Manafort convened as part of his lobbying effort in support of Ukraine’s then-President Viktor Yanukovych, came with a foreign prime minister on May 16, 2013, to meet with Obama and Biden, “as well as senior United States officials in the executive and legislative branches,” according to the court documents.

I’m sure that the left in general and the media in particular which has insisted that collusion was not a paranoid fantasy of their will be delighted with this development and will use the full strength of their powerful voices to insist that these efforts going all the way up to a president deserve the highest level of scrutiny from both the special counsel and the FBI and that said officials be compelled to tell all they know about their connection to a man they met with who was involved in illegal activities at that time.