You can't swing a cat near a newsroom without hearing the tired declaration that the Russians meddled in the 2016 General Election here in the United States. The only thing newsworthy about this subject is that the Left is finally pissed-off about the Russians meddling in our elections.
The idea that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians to damage the Clinton campaign is beyond ridiculous. With a dedicated pro-Clinton media, any real instance of collusion would have been leaked to the press and it would have sunk Trump's bid for the presidency. The notion of collusion is the stuff of opium pipes.
Hillary Clinton lost because she sucked as a candidate and she wasn't like able. People need to at least like the person they vote for even if they have to hold their nose. Couple those two detractors with the fact Clinton and the Democrats were outed as completely dirty in their politics - corrupt, dishonest, manipulative and unethical, as well as walking a very thin line bordering on illegality - and the people just said enough with the Clintons.
The Russians did, in fact, meddle in the election. They helped advance the unearthed information that damaged the Clinton campaign. That did affect the outcome of the election. But the Leftist outrage is selective.
The Russians have been meddling in US General Elections since the beginning of the Cold War. PsyOps and activist interference is almost as certain as death and taxes. One need only look at the organizers and financiers behind the anti-war protests of the Vietnam Era to find proof positive that Soviet forces were in full play. That movement most certainly affected the outcome of several elections.
So, if there is to be an investigation into the Russians meddling in US elections, shouldn't it include every election that was affected? And when this pattern of interference is exposed, will Democrats and Progressives be just as pissed-off about the anti-war efforts of the Russians as they are about the efforts that exposed Hillary Clinton and the Progressive DNC as the criminals that they actually are?
Don't hold your breath...