Everyone who followed the 2016 election realized that the Hillary Clinton campaign was behind an effort to link rival Donald Trump to nefarious Russian operatives.
Of course, there has been no evidence to suggest there is any validity to these claims.
Even a painfully thorough investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller failed to provide a modicum of cover for the far-left theory.
Beyond what transpired out in the open, new details have emerged that suggest the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee was pursuing the unsubstantiated speculation until the final days of the campaign.
As the New York Post explained:
Clinton herself amplified the claim on social media, tweeting on Oct. 31, 2016: “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.”
Attached to the tweet was a statement from then-Clinton policy adviser Jake Sullivan, who alleged that the “secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia.”
“It certainly seems the Trump Organization felt it had something to hide, given that it apparently took steps to conceal the link when it was discovered by journalists,” added Sullivan, who is now President Biden’s national security adviser.
Earlier that same day, Clinton tweeted: “It’s time for Trump to answer serious questions about his ties to Russia.” The post included four bullet points that alleged Trump had a “secret server” to “communicate privately with a Putin-tied Russian bank called Alfa Bank.”
Plenty of Trump’s top allies took to social media to weigh in on the inconvenient news about Clinton.
The New York Times has written 13,569 stories about Trump and Russia.
The Washington Post: 21,636.
How many have they written about Clinton-funded spying of Trump? ZERO.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 15, 2022
A full 66% of Democrats want to see Hillary Clinton investigated for any role she might have had in trying to manufacture former President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia in an attempt to smear him, according to a new poll. https://t.co/m6tvDyi1Z7 pic.twitter.com/txoQD8jKNh
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) February 15, 2022
Now we know. The 2016 Clinton campaign was a criminal enterprise. Paying tech executives to infiltrate Trump servers & the White House. Time for someone to go to jail https://t.co/JmCWI8RrwW
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) February 13, 2022
The former president himself attempted to capitalize on the latest details about his one-time rival.
According to The Independent:
Former President Donald Trump has accused operatives tied to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign of spying on him during his run for the presidency and while in the White House, suggesting that they should be executed.
In a statement released on Twitter through his spokesperson on Saturday, Mr Trump said: “The latest pleading from Special Counsel Robert Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia.”
He continues: “This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution. In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this.”
Of course, Clinton has not attempted to hide the fact that she is responsible for promulgating the Trump-Russia narrative.
In the following video, she openly spreads rumors during a post-election interview.
Should Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for her campaign’s effort to incriminate Trump?