Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper interview Aaron Maté of Nation magazine, who has investigated the so-called “Russiagate” scandal more thoroughly than anyone else.
EXCERPT (quoting Maté):
“All of the available evidence showed just how baseless [Russiagate] was, and it was pretty clear that once it collapsed, it would hand Trump two gifts. First of all, it would give him the gift of throughout however long it took this thing to end, Trump’s resistance being distracted into this dumb conspiracy theory that he conspired with or was blackmailed by Russia. And two, when it collapsed, it would give him the gift of vindication. And then, as more and more evidence came out as to how this whole thing started, Trump would be able to exploit it and use it for his re-election campaign, and say, ‘Look at how these people tried to stop me and how they tried to take me down.’ And basically use it as an excuse for being so awful on everything else. And now we’re seeing that third phase,” says Maté.”
Read the full article here:
“Turn Out the Lights, Russiagate is Over”
By Ray McGovern