Letter: FBI helped put Trump in the White House

Published: 12/21/2019 12:01:25 AM
Modified: 12/21/2019 12:01:12 AM

In reading Katy Burns’s column on Sunday, I am baffled that Trump continues to peddle the myth that the FBI conspired against him to help elect Hillary. “He’s also very exercised about the FBI, insisting – with no evidence whatsoever – that its leaders were in cahoots with Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016, hell-bent on getting her installed in the White House, and so did their devious best to sink the Donald’s candidacy.”

Two factors got Trump elected against very long odds. One was the meddling of Russian hackers – spreading fake news on social media and releasing DNC emails through the Putin agent, Julian Assange. Two was Comey announcing 10 days before the election that the FBI was re-opening the investigation into Hillary’s emails. Nate Silver estimated this cost Hillary about 3% in the polls. At the time Comey could have also let it be known that the FBI had been investigating the Trump campaign, which would certainly have hurt Trump, but chose not to. Trump should be kissing Comey’s feet and thanking him instead of attacking him.

It’s not enough to say that Trump is pushing his FBI conspiracy “with no evidence whatsoever.” The truth is that the FBI helped put Trump in the White House, but Trump doesn’t want his base to know that. You folks in the media need to push back against the Trump disinformation machine to remind people of what really happened. Too many are already buying Trump’s fiction.

JOHN RANTA

Hancock




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