A guerra de informação desencadeada contra Trump está a assumir uns bizarros (ou talvez não tanto…) e imprevistos contornos.
E há já no ar um cheirinho a Watergate… Ao contrário de Nixon, Trump tem um twitter e isso pode ter feito toda a diferença. E o feitiço poderá virar-se contra o feiticeiro ou, melhor, contra os aprendizes de feiticeiro. A telenovela, em todo o caso, está longe de ter terminado. Na guerra de informação, como em todas as guerras, só no fim se sabe quem é o vencedor e a que preço. Conrad Black abre um pouco o jogo sobre o que vão ser os próximos meses, pelo lado de Trump.
“The idea that Donald Trump ever conspired with a foreign government against the national interest in an election is as fantastic as the idea that Oprah Winfrey was deposited as a Martian Candidate to seize control of the government and the world.
Conrad Black | TNI | Feb. 7, 2018
“We now know that the Clinton campaign commissioned and paid for the infamous Steele Dossier, that it fed material to Steele who then fed it to the FBI and Justice department; that the fourth highest official in the Justice Department, Bruce Ohr, was the intermediary between his wife, Nellie Ohr, who helped assemble all the defamatory anti-Trump libels in the spring of 2016, and the militant anti-Trumps in the Justice Department and FBI; That the Steele dossier was necessary to secure spurious FISA surveillance of the Trump campaign and transition, and that Comey and underlings involved in the Mueller investigation had intervened to whitewash Hillary Clinton in several of her roles.
“There is no substance of any of it and the longer the congressional Democrats try to breath wind into the limp sails of this clunker, the deeper the problem they create for themselves.
“The most desirable possible outcome would be a bipartisan scorched-fingers retreat from the temptation to destabilize presidents by trying to criminalize political differences. Since the best option rarely occurs in political Washington, we shall have to await the end of the banal circus…
“There is almost no chance the Democrats can win this battle, and the longer they persist with it, the greater the punishment they will eventually receive from an aggrieved electorate.”
Conrad Black is a historian and a regular contributor to National Review online.