Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign paid a pro-GOP law firm to hire technical experts to hack Obama’s computer servers at his home, office, and campaign headquarters. They sought evidence that Obama was born in Kenya and thus, disqualified, for the presidency.
Once Obama took the oath of office, McCain’s hacking operation accelerated. All the senator’s men drilled into Obama’s computers, this time inside the White House.
When they discovered no proof of Obama’s alleged Kenyan birth, they nonetheless launched Kenyagate. McCain and other Republicans explained that the candidate who beat them bowed to Nairobi rather than Washington.
Rather than challenge ObamaCare, the Paris global-warming treaty and the Iran nuclear deal on their merits, the GOP weaponized their Kenyagate fabrication and hounded Obama non-stop, for three long years. If Obama proved to be a native of East Africa, hallelujah, Republicans reckoned. And, if not, these bogus charges would sandbag Obama, swamp his agenda, and sink him in the polls.
If a prosecutor’s court filing exposed this vast right-wing conspiracy, the ensuing news coverage would have been wall-to-wall.
Breathless anchors and hand-wringing political analysts would have pondered every microscopic detail. Their barely contained rage would have choked every smart phone, laptop, and 60-inch HDTV between Pacific Heights and Atlantic City.
But this hypothetical scenario did not occur.
In reality, the highly regarded Justice Department special counsel John Durham submitted legal papers on Feb. 11 that accused Hillary’s campaign and pro-Hillary attorneys of hiring technicians to hack into the computer servers of Donald J. Trump, his residence, and presidential campaign offices.
They did so, Durham wrote, to “establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ tying then-candidate Trump to Russia” and “for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.”
When such evidence did not emerge, Team Hillary yelled about it anyway. What good is a lie unless everyone hears it?
“Computer scientists have uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank,” Hillary’s chief foreign-policy advisor, Jake Sullivan, declared on Oct. 21, 2016. “This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia.”
Sullivan was as transparent as tar. He failed to disclose that Hillary financed these “computer scientists.”
The Duchess of Chappaqua made this Big Lie even bigger.
“It’s time for Trump to answer serious questions about his ties to Russia,” Hillary stated via Twitter that Halloween.
Rather than admit that she suffered one of the most gargantuan upsets in political history, Hillary and her team hacked even harder. According to Durham, they kept mining for dirt in Trump’s computers.
Even worse, after his inauguration, Team Hillary ran their fingers through the computer servers of President of the United States Donald J. Trump, in the White House. This from the same crowd who shriek that Republicans endanger democracy.
While Fox News Channel and other conservative-friendly outlets have followed this story, the regime media have acted like bodyguards shielding a potentate amid restless subjects. Rather than attack this story, they simply pretend it’s not there.
“So far, zilch on ABC, CBS, and NBC Sunday morning interview shows; Sunday night newscasts, Monday morning (ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Mornings, and NBC’s Today), or Monday night and Tuesday morning shows,” Media Research Center Vice President Brent Baker told me. “Asterisk: No Sunday Today or Meet the Press, due to the Olympics.”
ABC and CBS found time to discuss a rambunctious passenger on an L.A. to D.C. flight. NBC aired a story about billionaire Jared Isaacman’s return to outer space.
“This revelation doesn’t match the storyline of Russian collusion that journalists have spent five years pushing,” Baker says. “So, they have no interest in the embarrassment that would inevitably come from giving time to Durham’s findings.”
The “mainstream” media’s cover-up of Hillary’s hackers has been virtually seamless. It would make George Orwell, father of the Memory Hole, weep.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Aaron Cichon contributed research to this opinion piece.