On 8th November 2016 Hillary Clinton conceded to Donald Trump.
In her public comments she said this:
“I still believe in America, and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power.
We don’t just respect that. We cherish it. It also enshrines the rule of law; the principle we are all equal in rights and dignity; freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these values, too, and we must defend them.”
Ever since “crooked Hillary” has acted wholly in character, showing that when she said all this she didn’t mean a word of it. Rather than giving Trump a “chance to lead” she and her campaign have instead worked tirelessly ever since to try to overturn his victory.
The first attempt, using Jill Stein as a patsy, has ended in ignominious failure. Not only did the recount in Wisconsin actually produce more votes for Donald Trump; but Judges have now rejected the attempts to stage recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, pointing out that in the absence of a ‘smoking gun’ and given Jill Stein’s derisory share of the vote there are no grounds for them.
It is however Federal Judge Paul S. Diamond’s blistering ruling on Jill Stein’s attempt to have a recount in Pennsylvania that bears reading.
The complete text can be found here but in summary, not only was the attempt to get him to order a recount unlawful and “later than last minute” but the claim that the election in Pennsylvania was hacked “borders on the irrational” and is based on “spectral fears that machines were hacked or votes miscounted.”
In other words a Federal Judge hearing the “evidence” that Jill Stein and her followers produced of Russian hacking of the voting machines in Pennsylvania, not only concluded that there was none, but said that those claims are based on “spectral fears” and “border on the irrational”.
Since the attempt to cast doubt on Donald Trump’s victory by forcing recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan has failed, Hillary Clinton and her followers have switched tactics by getting their chums in the CIA to reheat the old allegations that the Russians were behind the DNC and Podesta leaks.
There is conclusive evidence that this allegation is wrong, and that the leaks were the work of a Washington insider, and this conclusion is now being backed by a group of former US intelligence officers who drawing on their experience and using their own methodology are now saying the same thing.
Electoral College members inclined to be swayed by the latest hysteria about Russian responsibility for the DNC and Pedestal leaks might care to bear in mind Judge Paul S. Diamond’s comments about “borderline irrational” and “spectral fears” in relation to the previous allegation of Russian hacking of voting machines.
In truth the Judge’s comments sum up perfectly the madness and paranoia of this whole post-election autumn.
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