July 12, 2017

Well, it’s Wednesday afternoon. Is it safe to turn the TV back on yet? When I went to bed last night, so many Democratic politicians and cable news talking heads were having a meltdown that I was afraid my television would overheat.

The cause of all this anguished bloviation was, of course, Donald Trump Jr. releasing all his emails and openly admitting to Sean Hannity that, yes, about 10 months ago during the campaign, he agreed to a meeting with a Russian attorney whom he had been told might have incriminating information about Hillary Clinton’s shady dealings with Russia. It turned out she didn’t, it was a ridiculous waste of time, and he cut it short after 20 minutes and forgot about it. I don’t know what shocked these liberals more: that he had the meeting or that someone in politics actually released his emails to the public and openly admitted something.

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This shocking revelation caused what passes for today’s Democratic leadership (Schumer, Franken, Kaine, et al) to gather before the cameras with grave faces and suggest in all seriousness that we could be dealing here with Russian collusion, perjury, even treason. Well, at least it’s nice to know that they now oppose all three of those things. They said Trump Jr. had now admitted that someone connected to the Russian government had colluded with the campaign to harm Hillary Clinton -- which might be worrisome if the attorney were connected to the Russian government (she apparently isn’t) and possessed any information on Hillary (she didn’t). Or if any actual crime had been committed, which genuine legal experts seriously doubt.


I only wish they’d taken things like the ISIS threat to infiltrate the refugee population with terrorists half as seriously as they did Donald Trump Jr.’s farcical time-waster of a meeting. Or cared half as much about collusion with Russia when their own presidential candidate was raking in millions of dollars in donations to her family foundation from dodgy Russian sources while signing off on selling Russian interests a fifth of the US uranium supply. Well, live and learn!

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Here’s a round-up of the past 24 hours’ worth of hysteria, in case you had more important things to occupy your time: READ HERE

On the other side of the fence, defenders of Trump Jr. called his agreement to take the meeting a stupid rookie political mistake (I don’t think Russia has had “crown prosecutors” since about 1917), but admitted that all campaigns are willing to listen to damaging information about their opponents; they’d just let a lower-level lackey handle the meetings. What do you think that anti-Trump “Russian dossier” was all about? Byron York in the Washington Examiner put it pretty well in an editorial entitled, “Trump Russia Investigation Takes Sharp Turn Toward The Dumb.”


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In listening to all this hoohah, two things occurred to me that I haven’t heard anyone else mention. First, Trump Jr. admitted taking this meeting in hopes that he would learn something about Hillary Clinton’s alleged shady dealings with Russia. If the New York Times had put a fraction of the journalistic diligence into investigating that subject that they do to examining every syllable ever uttered by anyone within 100 yards of Donald Trump, he wouldn’t have needed to take the meeting. He could have read about Hillary’s shady dealings with Russia in the New York Times.

Secondly, according to the generally agreed-upon description of the meeting, the Russian attorney reportedly spoke nothing but inane nonsense. Paul Manafort just started reading his cell phone, Jared Kushner simply walked out after five minutes, and Trump Jr. listened politely for 20 minutes, then ran out of patience and went back to more important work. I couldn’t help thinking, “Man, how I envy them! I wish that every time someone started pratting on with inane nonsense about Russia, I could look at my cell phone, walk out or just go back to doing something more important.” Sadly, those three are now learning what millions of Americans already know: a major political party and a mass media machine are dead set on making sure we are all stuck listening to inane prattle about Russia to the detriment of everything more important for at least the next three-and-a-half years.

It’s enough to make you seriously consider playing Russian roulette.

Finally, if you missed it, here’s Sean Hannity’s message to the Russia-obsessed media: READ MORE


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  • Dietrich Wichmann

    07/13/2017 09:19 AM

    Trump did not need Russia to get damaging information on the Clintons. All he needed was Peter Schweizer, Steve Bannon and the American people who had direct dealings with the Clintons. Seriously, will the MSM blame Russia for Hillary's open track record?

  • Dietrich Wichmann

    07/13/2017 04:07 AM

    The media's hysteria would be quickly over if POTUS just stated who his actual sources on the Clintons were. –– I, for my part, cannot remember any revelation that DJT made on the Clintons that was not already documented by Peter Schweizer and Dinesh D'Souza, except for the Podesta emails (for which DJT was not responsible for). Much of the "revelations" on the Clintons had already been public knowledge. (What can you expect? The Clintons have been under the watchful eye of the public for decades!) So to blame the whole thing on Russia is ludicrous beyond comparison, if not malicious. Same kind of maliciousness that we – the whole world – has seen before.

  • Kristi Williams

    07/12/2017 07:01 PM

    I have more faith in your comments than some others, so it would be great if you could check into this and find out if it is true. I think Obama, Hillary and the DNC being behind this whole Trump/Russia collusion narrative makes a ton of sense!

  • Susan Dyar

    07/12/2017 05:56 PM

    Thanks, I needed your commentary. Liz Peek wrote an excellent article today for Foxnews. I've given up on the news. These commentators are off the rails. Subscribe to BillO' and he talks about the cable news hysteria.
    I thought when Trump got elected President that I could start watching the news again but it didn't last long.

  • Ron Page

    07/12/2017 05:33 PM

    My first question would be how did she enter the country and under who's watch?

  • Angel S

    07/12/2017 05:19 PM

    Right on Mike Huckabee! Well said!

  • michael wehrenberg

    07/12/2017 05:15 PM

    hey Bill sure miss you at FOX, I wish that at least the republicans would not join in the hysteria like Lindsey Graham should get behind the President and stay there

  • Jim Copeland

    07/12/2017 04:51 PM

    All of this fuss about the Russians may turn out to be just a bunch of misinformation and disinformation being posted everywhere to confuse the American public. seems to be working well for them. I just wish people would learn to think and not react with emotion to everything.