Charles Krauthammer and neverTrumper establishment guy gave the mainstream some pretty strong talking points this week. The left is running with them on HuffPo, Talking Points Memo, and elsewhere. To be fair, Krauthammer had help from the careless Donald Jr. who said “I love it” when he was offered this Hillary opposition research, allegedly from Russians.
Mark Levin and Ben Shapiro disagree with Krauthammer.
Krauthammer said Donald Jr’s. words, “I love it” are the “fatal words” in the emails released by Donald Trump Jr. in the Russian meeting controversy which he discussed with Martha McCallum on Fox News.
Fatal”? Did someone die.
The fatal error
Krauthammer used the left’s hyperbolic language.
“The defense of the Trump administration for the last six months,” he explained, “which I supported, was there doesn’t appear to be a there there. I was saying this was a cover-up in search of a crime. There wasn’t any evidence of collusion. There were lots of coincidences, lots of meetings, lots of non-disclosures. But that’s all circumstantial.”
“There was nothing to show that the Trump administration was aware of,” he continued, “or supporting, the Russian interference in our elections.”
“And this just showed up today in black and white, released by Don Jr. himself,” he added. “This was not released, you know by the anti-Trump media. So you see it in black and white. This is not to say that collusion is a crime. It never was. But it is to say that the denial of collusion is very weak right now because it looks as if — I don’t know that there’s any other explanation — Don Jr. was receptive to receiving this information.”
MacCallum asked, “Is that in and of itself, you know, collusion, when there was absolutely no fruit from the actual meeting? There’s nothing there after the meeting is over?”
“Well, it’s a hell of a defense to say that your collusion was incompetent,” Krauthammer replied, “and that it didn’t work out.”
He has a point, but why isn’t he talking about all the Democrat collusion and the fact that they colluded with the Ukrainians on their soil? Or that the Democrats are tied to this Russian lawyer in a number of ways.
Ben Shapiro, a lawyer at The Daily Wire, says there is no collusion
Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro pointed out, “even if every allegation” about the meeting is substantiated by concrete evidence, it’s “not evidence of any working relationship between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.”
“At best, it’s evidence that Trump Jr. and Co. weren’t averse to attempts to feed them information,” wrote Shapiro. “But as all accounts of the meeting state, no actual information was transferred, which means that there’s still no Trump-Russia collusion.”
Mark Levin made the same argument.
There is no crime, however, despite the left’s rampages