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David Frum lays it all on the table for wieners like Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi in their self-serving crusade to use the Steele Dossier’s collapse to attempt to debunk the entirety of the theory of Trump’s corrupt connections to the Russian government: “The Steele dossier undertook to answer the question ‘What the hell is going on with Trump and Russia?’ The Senate Intelligence Committee found that the FBI investigation gave the Steele dossier ‘unjustified credence.’ But the disintegration of the dossier’s answers has not silenced the power of its question.”

“It was to silence that question that the outgoing Trump administration appointed a special counsel of its own to investigate its investigators. John Durham has now issued three indictments, all for lying to the FBI about various aspects of the Steele dossier. None of these indictments vindicate Trump’s claims in any way. It remains fact that Russian hackers and spies helped his campaign. It remains fact that the Trump campaign welcomed the help. It remains fact that Trump’s campaign chairman sought to share proprietary campaign information with a person who the Senate report identified as a ‘Russian intelligence officer.’ It remains fact that Trump hoped to score a huge payday in Russia even as he ran for president. It remains fact that Trump and those around him lied, and lied, and lied again about their connections to Russia. Outright pro-Trump people remain deeply invested in those lies. But Trump’s media effort has often relied heavily on people who are not pro-him, but anti-anti-him. And the secret to successful anti-anti-Trumping has always been to fasten onto side issues and ‘whatabouts.'”

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