(Liberty Bell) – While the mainstream media has largely abandoned the narrative they helped create during the first two years of the Trump administration and beyond that Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, their lies have been systematically dismantled piece by piece.
The Clinton-Obama Deep State apparatus left a long paper trail of lies, from the Stzok-Page texts to leaked or missing FBI or DOJ documents revealing that the departments fully knew the Steele dossier, on which the false narrative were based.
Now, the false narrative has been dealt another blow, as Fox News reports:
In a striking and unexpected abandonment of a once-heralded prosecution initiated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Justice Department moved Monday to drop charges against two Russian companies that were accused of funding a social media meme campaign to further their “strategic goal to sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election.”
Late Monday, with jury selection in the case set to begin in just two weeks, a federal judge granted the DOJ’s motion to kill the prosecution for several counts of conspiring to defraud U.S. agencies tasked with combating election interference. The government acknowledged the Russian companies were never likely to actually face punishment anyway and cited possible national security risks with going forward to trial.
Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering were among three companies and 13 individuals charged in February 2018 by Mueller. Their alleged criminal effort included social media postings and campaigns aimed at dividing American public opinion and sowing discord in the electorate, officials said, although no impact on voters was ever demonstrated.
Concord was the sole defendant to appear before Washington’s federal court and contest the allegations out of the 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies.
The 37-page indictment from the Mueller team said that the actions prosecutors had detailed went back to 2014.
Later, Fox notes, Mueller brought separate charges in the summer of 2018 against other entities which related to the DNC email hacks.
“Before a pandemic, there was a time when we were relentlessly told to fear Russian social media accounts,” journalist Aaron Mate wrote on Twitter on Monday. “Their juvenile memes not only elected Trump, but also ‘sowed chaos.’ When Mueller indicted 13 Russians over it, he was hailed as a hero. Well, DOJ just dropped the case.”
For a snapshot in time, this was the NYT homepage after the Russian troll farm indictment back in February 2018. Russia, we were told, "is engaged in a virtual war against the United States." pic.twitter.com/Z0xXCZoT9P
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) March 16, 2020
The indictment had originally been fawned over by all the usual characters.
“For me, personally, hearing these charges and hearing what they were charging these Russians for — it was the first time that I felt like finally, finally, for the first time since we realized all this was happened, finally, it feels like someone is defending us,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said, apparently blinking back tears.