KOMMONSENTSJANE – WHY THE RUSSIAGATE SCANDAL OUTRANKS THE REST


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Why the Russiagate Scandal Outranks the Rest
COMMENTARY
.By J. Peder ZaneDecember 08, 2021

Why the Russiagate Scandal Outranks the Rest(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Russiagate is the biggest scandal in American history.

Nothing comes close in size, scope or harm to the republic than the years-long effort to cripple Donald Trump’s presidency by claiming he conspired with an enemy state to steal the 2016 election and then do its bidding as commander-in-chief.

Its notorious predecessors – L’Affaire Lewinsky, Iran-Contra, Watergate, Teapot Dome, Crédit Mobilier, the XYZ Affair – involved relatively small numbers of malefactors engaged in specific acts of illegality and corruption (we still don’t know who, if anyone, planned the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol)

Russiagate, by contrast, is a vast conspiracy involving innumerable powerful forces, including the Democratic Party, NeverTrump Republicans, the Obama administration, the FBI, Department of…

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