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CRUSADE FOR TRUTH – OVERNIGHT:  Slowly, but carefully, the truth about "Russian collusion" by President Trump is coming out.  The mainstream media outlets are trying to avoid the story, but I can't see these ridiculous efforts going on much longer.  From Fox: 

EXCLUSIVE: Former President Donald Trump reacted to the bombshell testimony out of the trial of Michael Sussmann that Hillary Clinton herself approved the dissemination to the media of false information alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank.

Trump told Fox News Digital that the entire Russia investigation is "one of the greatest political scandals in history," and that he will "never" get his "reputation fully back."

Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook on Friday testified as part of the first criminal trial out of Special Counsel John Durham’s years-long investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, saying Clinton approved and "agreed" to share the discredited data with the media.

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker testified Thursday that the bureau investigated the data alleging a Trump connection to the Kremlin-linked bank, and found that "there was nothing there." 

"This is one of the greatest political scandals in history," Trump told Fox News Saturday morning. "For three years, I had to fight her off, and fight those crooked people off, and you’ll never get your reputation fully back."

"Where do I get my reputation back?" Trump said again.

"I had to fight them off," Trump said. "And if we had real leadership, instead of people like Mitch McConnell, they would do something about it. And guys like Bill Barr. They would have done something about it."

Trump said that the law enforcement and intelligence community resources devoted to investigating him and members of his 2016 campaign distracted officials from what "could have been a real danger with Russia."

COMMENT:  The question, "Where do I get my reputation back?" actually originated with Ray Donovan, who was secretary of labor in the Reagan administration.  He was forced from office by charges that later turned out to be false.  In response to his exoneration he famously asked, ""Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?"  Fear of destruction of one's reputation has probably kept many good people from entering politics.  Humiliation is a powerful political weapon.

Mr. Trump is correct in his outrage.  He should be equally outraged by the behavior of the press, many of whose members set out to destroy him, regardless of the lack of evidence.

The Sussmann trial has already revealed much that was rotten in the Clinton operation.  But don't necessary expect a conviction.  Sussmann is being tried before a Washington jury.  Incredibly, the judge has already allowed on the jury contributors to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  No, I'm not kidding you.  And the jury is drawn from the most Democratic constituency, Washington, D.C., in the country.   

May 21, 2022