America is being “scammed” by the special counsel investigation of alleged collusion during the 2016 election because there was no collusion, talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday.
But the probe might never go away, because the left likes having a hammer over the head of its opponents, he said.
His monologue came after FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress, in the words of Limbaugh, that “even as we are sitting here today, the Russians and the ChiComs are planning to meddle in the 2020 presidential election.”
But there likely was only insignificant meddling in 2016, Limbaugh said. And, he wondered, what are the nation’s intel agencies for, if they can’t stop something they claim is about to happen?
“It just offends every sensibility I have about this, because this investigation into what happened in 2016 is so damn corrupt, so dishonest, so half a–ed. It’s so transparently obvious what it is. It is a silent coup, and now they’re basically setting up the circumstances for these silent coup-type operations to never end because the Russians and the Chinese are trying already to meddle in our elections!” he said.
Limbaugh pointed out that the “meddling” drew no attention until President Trump won the 2016 election, and Democrats and the “deep state” refused to accept that reality.
“If I didn’t know better, the deep state’s not confident the Democrats are gonna win in 2020 and they’re already trying to tamper with the jury pool! I don’t know, folks. It just frosts the hell out of me. Rather than tell us about this. … If it were real, just be out there doing what you can to stop it. Keep it secret, like all of these so-called counterintelligence investigations traditionally have been. No, they’re going public with all of this stuff. Except they never, ever display or show any evidence of whatever it is they are alleging that is happening,” he said.
“‘Well, you know, they’re doing cyber tricks, Mr. Limbaugh. They’re hacking and they’re planting bots and they’re trolling Facebook and Twitter.’ Well, hell’s bells. So is half the American population doing that! The Democrat Party is probably responsible for more hacking and more trolling and more BS on Twitter and Facebook than the Russians could hope to achieve! But there isn’t any investigation of that. No, when we start investigating the Democrats, we exonerate ’em – and then we interview them, and we let ’em go scot-free,” he said.
He asserted the objective of the meddling claims and investigations has always been to “get rid of a sitting president.”
“So now they’re setting up a circumstance where maybe we just shouldn’t close the Mueller investigation. If we know, for example, that the Russians are gonna meddle in 2020, why not just keep the Mueller investigation open and everything would be fine?
“We dump it on him, and if he can find any political collusion between Americans and the Russians or the ChiComs, then we put ’em in jail and Mueller never goes away! And when Mueller retires, we let Andrew Weissmann take over. And when Weissmann finishes, we go get Strzok, Page and these people. We bring McCabe back and let them run the thing. We are being scammed. We are being scammed. I’m not suggesting that the Russians and the ChiComs are not bad actors,” he said.
“But this idea that we’re so powerless and we’re defenseless and we can’t stop it and they’re so bad and it’s colluding?” he said.
“These people are so committed to this hoax that they have perpetrated that they now have to say that not only did it go on with Trump and Russia in 2016, but it worked so well, apparently, that the Russians and now the ChiComs are engaged. As though it’s a fait accompli they’re gonna meddle. There wasn’t any significant meddling! Of course, the Russians have always attempted to manipulate American society. They’ve done it well by infiltrating universities! How many college professors at Berkeley, for example, with essentially quasi-communists and for how long?”