The corporate media is minimizing FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith’s guilty plea to doctoring evidence that underlies the Russian collusion hoax, and Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway knows why.
“The media are kind of downplaying it and acting like it’s not a big deal. And that’s understandable because they were implicated in this as well,” Hemingway said on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “In fact, they were some of the worst offenders in perpetrating this collusion hoax on the American people. The last thing they want is for anyone to be held accountable. They’re trying to make sure this story goes away as quickly as possible.”
"Now that we actually have our first example here of criminal wrongdoing, the media are kind of downplaying it and acting like it's not a big deal. And that's understandable because…they were some of the worst offenders in perpetrating this collusion hoax" –@MZHemingway pic.twitter.com/laT9n82Hca
— The Federalist (@FDRLST) August 16, 2020
In an interview on Fox News’s “Special Report With Bret Baier” on Friday, Hemingway explained that Clinesmith’s guilty plea is significant because it is “the first indication of some measure of accountability” for the Russian collusion hoax in 2016.
“At the end of the day, not a single American was found to have colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election, but now we have the first indication of some measure of accountability for the people who perpetrated this false theory they did so much damage to the Republican president and his voters,” Hemingway said.
"Not a single American was found to have colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election, but now we have the first indication of a measure of accountability for the people who perpetrated this false theory that did damage to the Republican president and his voters" @MZHemingway pic.twitter.com/GbTe0BSeGg
— The Federalist (@FDRLST) August 15, 2020
Hemingway elaborated in her interview with Carlson, saying that this criminal act was a “conspiracy” specifically directed at President Trump and Carter Page, one of the advisers for the Trump campaign.
“This is the beginning of the possibility that people will be held accountable for the conspiracy to target the Trump campaign through an illegal campaign to spy on Trump, on the Trump campaign and the Trump administration, to criminally leak about them, to doctor evidence,” Hemingway said.
“This should never happen to anyone. And, you know, everyone’s pointing out that … today we’re talking about this one guy who actually doctored evidence. But in that court document today, it also showed that the FBI actually knew the entire time that Carter Page was an operational contact of the CIA. They withheld that in all of their spy warrants. And that is a really big problem,” Hemingway added.
You can watch the full interview here: