Media is abuzz with the story of Donald Trump Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised to give him the down-low-and-dirty on Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. admits the meeting, says it came to nothing, and released details and emails pertaining to that meeting in the interest of transparency.
Okay, Trump Jr. stumbled over himself in his enthusiasm to help his father. But that’s not the real story. The real story is that there is no real story. The battle lines in the Trump v. Hillary campaigns were already drawn sharply. Hillary voters wouldn’t be deterred from voting for her if it was proven she had murdered someone.
What I don’t understand is how congressional frauds like Tim Kaine and Adam Schiff and ideological conservatives like Charles Krauthammer can tell people that things like this are even capable of influencing an American election. If Americans are so vulnerable to such innuendo, they better put their hands in the air and wave the white flag because such people haven’t learned how to think for themselves.
And therefore, they are more dangerous to democracy than ‘the Russians’ or Vlad or anyone.