Donald Trump Is Getting Away With the Biggest Scandal in American History – Mother Jones


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Much of the media framing of the Russia scandal has followed Trump’s lead and adopted his collusion-centric perspective. The debate, such as it is, has become whether Trump directly collaborated with Moscow’s covert operation—and whether Trump, as president, tried to thwart the investigation and obstruct justice. The story is not driven by the serious offenses already established: Trump and his associates encouraged and assisted an attack from a foreign foe. 

In this ongoing fight, it is Trump and his bumper stickers versus a media presenting a wide variety of disparate disclosures that come and go quickly in a hyperchaotic information ecosystem, often absent full context. No wonder then that a recent poll found that 59 percent of Americans said Mueller has uncovered no crimes. In fact, he has secured 17 criminal indictments and obtained five guilty pleas. Accurate news reporting alone does not always carry the day.
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10 days ago by terry
I have read this three times. It is profound point @DavidCornDC is making. https://t.co/28dql6Rn9G

— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) June 11, 2018
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12 days ago by mathewi
I have read this three times. It is profound point is making.
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12 days ago by edsonm
I have read this three times. It is profound point is making.
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12 days ago by TracyWMeyer
I have read this three times. It is profound point is making.
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12 days ago by dshaw
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13 days ago by kohlmannj
In the face of Trump’s fact-free denials, who is reminding the public of the basics—that Russia attacked, and that Trump aided and abetted the operation? If you watch cable news or are addicted to Twitter, you can see Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, engaging in hand-to-hand combat with the Republicans and the forces of Fox News over the Russia probe on practically a daily basis. A few other Democratic members of his committee join the fray when the news cycle permits. But Sen. Mark Warner, (D-Va.), the senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, prefers maintaining a lower profile. And there are no other Democratic bigwigs who have assumed the task of addressing the beyond-cable audience and fiercely reiterating and emphasizing the core narrative. When it comes to framing the overarching story, Trump practically has a monopoly.
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14 days ago by Weaverbird
The other evening I was on a cable news show to cover the latest Russia news of the day—and I had an epiphany. We were talking about a recent scoop from Michael Isikoff, the co-author of my latest book, Russian Roulette.
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16 days ago by WFreeland
When it comes to framing the overarching story, Trump practically has a monopoly.
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16 days ago by dmensing
In previous scandals, it was not necessary to remind the public repeatedly of the essential elements of the story. Once the scandalous activity was revealed, there was no argument over whether it had actually happened. No one disputed the Watergate burglary had transpired—the issue was White House involvement and the cover-up. Ronald Reagan and his aides conceded the administration had sold arms to Iran and sent the profits to the contras fighting the leftist government of Nicaragua. The issue, again, was what the president knew—and whether this had been illegal.

But this time, Trump and his amen chorus have been claiming there is no Russia scandal—and insisting the real scandal is the existence of a secret FBI plot against him. They have promoted a perverted version of reality at a volume of 11. By merely forcing a debate over whether the Russia scandal truly exists, Trump clouds a tremendously important matter and scores at least a partial win. He has succeeded in diverting attention from his campaign actions that benefited Putin.
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17 days ago by corrales
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18 days ago by zota
RT : Donald Trump Is Getting Away With the Biggest Scandal in American History
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18 days ago by burritojustice
I found this by really clarifying. I'm as lost as an…
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18 days ago by fedira
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18 days ago by stuckeyboss