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Russell Brand calls ‘Russiagate’ a ‘Democratic conspiracy’

So…Trump was RIGHT About Clinton & Russia Collusion!

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Russell Brand, a Hollywood actor turned independent commentator, broke with his generally left-wing fold to call the allegations that former President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia a “Democratic conspiracy.”

Brand, who hails from the United Kingdom, posted a video to his YouTube channel on Sept. 23 reacting to commentary about the latest grand jury indictment in special counsel John Durham’s inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Russia investigation.

“I find myself in awe, gobsmacked, flabbergasted, and startled by these revelations that Russiagate was a Democratic conspiracy,” Brand said.

Brand said widespread acceptance of allegations of a secret electronic channel between Trump’s company and Russia’s Alfa Bank late in the 2016 campaign among the media does not indicate a society with a healthy relationship to the truth. Brand was specifically reacting to and referencing a blog post written by journalist Glenn Greenwald.

The indictment returned by a grand jury this month accuses Michael Sussmann, a former attorney from law firm Perkins Coie, of falsely telling the FBI’s top lawyer that he was not representing any clients when acting on behalf of a technology executive and Hillary Clinton’s campaign during a September 2016 meeting in which he shared a tip about the alleged Alfa Bank-Trump connection.

Sussmann pleaded not guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI on Friday, with lawyers insisting he never said he didn’t have clients and represented only the technology executive at the meeting five years ago.

The FBI investigated findings brought forth by a small group of computer scientists connecting the business empire of Trump to the Kremlin-linked bank in Moscow, but it could not find evidence to support them, the Justice Department’s inspector general reported in late 2019 . Alfa Bank also denied the claims .

Ending a high-profile investigation in the first half of 2019, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team was unable to find a criminal conspiracy between Trump’s victorious campaign and Russia, but the notion of there being coordination with the Kremlin has never really faded . Now, roughly 2 1/2 years later, Durham is wrapping up a criminal inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Russia investigation.

“I remember it was seen as a defining issue. … It was in a way being discussed as if it was just an absolute fact,” Brand said. “To discover that it was propaganda, a construct, a confection by the Democratic Party, who of course are now in government, is kind of beyond disappointing because you begin to question and query what other things may not be true. Once you recognize that people create certain truths in order to meet certain ends and aims, the idea that you might be able to trust their integrity obviously dissolves.”

“This in itself is a big enough issue to cause concern, but what else is implied?” he added. “I suppose what I think is, it suggests to me — it suggests that everything is a kind of construct. All of the information that’s peddled and rendered is unreliable. The primary function is to create a state where people do not query or question and go along with edicts and ideas that are convenient to the powerful, and truth is just lost and just irrelevant for expedience.”

Brand, who said he is not a Trump supporter, concluded that both parties “are of no value to ordinary folk like you and me and never will be until the relationship between government, media, Big Tech, Big Business are properly investigated, until there is some real regulation, until there is commitment to authenticity, truth, open-mindedness.”

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Washington Post mocked for reporting on ‘vulgar threats’ against President Biden

Washington Post blames ‘norm-breaking and vulgarity of the Trump era.’

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Washington Post mocked for reporting on ‘vulgar threats’ against President Biden

The Washington Post showed newfound concern for the use of vulgarity in criticism against the President of the United States.

On Saturday, the Washington Post reporters Ashley Parker and Carissa Wolf wrote what they considered “vitriol” from critics of President Biden in a piece titled “Biden’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts.”

The article claimed, “The current eruption of anti-Biden signs and chants, however, is on another level, far more vulgar and widespread” than anything seen in previous administrations.

“Earlier this week, when President Biden visited his hometown Scranton, Pa, he was greeted by a handmade sign: ‘F— Joe Biden,’ held by a woman standing on Biden Street. @AshleyRParker @CarissaWolf on the increasingly vulgar taunts directed at Biden,” Washington Post White House reporter Matt Viser said while sharing the article. 

A number of other journalists shared the article, including Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler and Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire.

The article blamed the “norm-breaking” supporters of former President Trump arguing “Yet the anger also demonstrates how a political party or cause often needs an enemy, a target of vilification that can unite its adherents — and, in this case, one refracted through the harshness, norm-breaking and vulgarity of the Trump era.”

However, critics noted that vulgarity was a common convention used against conservative figures, including former President Trump,, without any comment from the Washington Post.

RealClearPolitics Founder Tom Bevan tweeted “‘Trump’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts’ is a headline you saw in the Washington Post never.”

“Signs of growing media concern about ‘Let’s go, Brandon’ and ‘F–k Biden’ shouts and signs around country. Yes, vulgar, disrespectful. But will have to go a long way to match ‘F–k Trump’ climate–just in the arts world!–of recent years. So Biden chants not a surprise,” Washington Examiner correspondent Byron York wrote while sharing headlines of articles promoting vulgarity during the Trump administration. 

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Bill Maher: The Left won’t allow you to discuss transgenders

Bill Maher, Andrew Yang and John McWhorter on Dave Chappelle and ‘Transgender debate’

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Putin Says West is Completely Insane, “Subverting Human Nature” For Allowing Takeover by Gender Mob

Russian President Vladimir Putin blasted the west as “completely insane” for allowing children to be taught there is no biological sex.

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