Two days after the election, Hillary Clinton blamed her loss on the FBI (James Comey), the KGB, and the KKK who supported Donald Trump according to her.
Liberal Jonathan Allen who is a Politico editor, and Amy Parnes who writes for the left-leaning The Hill wrote in their new book, Shattered that the Clinton Campaign (John Podesta and Robby Mook) hatched the Russia narrative 24 hours after her loss as an excuse for their campaign failure.
These reporters were embedded with the campaign.
While they didn’t invent the Russia narrative, they developed an amazing marketing campaign with the Democrats and the arm of the DNC, the media.
The following quotes come via Breitbart who selected the passages.
John Podesta and Robbie Mook re-invented the Russia tale as a scandal.
“I’m angry,” Hillary told her friend. And exhausted. After two brutal campaigns against Sanders and Trump, Hillary now had to explain the failure to friends in a seemingly endless round of phone calls. That was taking a toll on her already weary and grief-stricken soul. But mostly, she was mad— mad that she’d lost and that the country would have to endure a Trump presidency.
Clinton went out of her way to pass blame for her stunning loss on “Comey and Russia.”
“She wants to make sure all these narratives get spun the right way,” a longtime Clinton confidant is quoted as saying.
The book highlights how Clinton’s Russia-blame-game was a plan hatched by senior campaign staffers John Podesta and Robby Mook “within twenty-four hours” of her concession.
That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.
The Clinton camp settled on a two-pronged plan — pushing the press to cover how
“Russian hacking was the major unreported story of the campaign, overshadowed by the contents of stolen e-mails and Hillary’s own private-server imbroglio,” while “hammering the media for focusing so intently on the investigation into her e-mail, which had created a cloud over her candidacy,” the authors wrote.
“The press botched the e-mail story for eighteen months,” one person who was part of the strategy is quoted as saying. “Comey obviously screwed us, but the press created the story.”
Joseph Goebbels would be proud. Some of the country’s worst people have said the following, and we quote Noam Chomsky, “He who controls the media controls the minds of the public.”
Trump was right again.
Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
As actor/comedian Tim Allen said, the Clintons are like Herpes. Just when you think they’re gone, they come back.