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Trump's "Putin Connection" Has Been Outed with a Surprising Result

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On Monday, July 18, a surprising Forbes magazine article reported that Donald Trump is following orders from Vladimir Putin.

But that's just the start of this drama.

Next, on Friday, evidence surfaced that the Democratic Party primaries had been rigged so Hillary Clinton could prevail over Bernie Sanders.

That same day a barrage of news items began that trumpeted the alleged Trump-Putin alliance.

Headlines included:

"Donald Trump: the Siberian Candidate"--New York Times

"New questions surround Putin's interest in Trump's election"--MSNBC

"GOP Rocked by Clinton Truth Bomb That Russia Is Helping Trump"--PoliticusUSA

And then by Sunday, July 24, a confluence emerged between these two seemingly disparate stories, i.e., the Trump-Putin allegation and the rigged-primary scandal.

Clinton's campaign let loose a deviously clever strategy that drew them together.

It cast Clinton as a victim of foul play instead of as a perpetrator of election rigging.

The short version of the scenario goes like this: Trump and Putin are in cahoots. To help Trump, Putin has the Democratic Party's servers hacked. Putin uncovers the plot to unfairly defeat Sanders. The plot is revealed by Wikileaks. Since most Americans look upon Putin as a loathsome and dangerous foreign leader, it's easy for many to sympathize with Hillary for falling victim to Putin.

Mind you that no factual evidence is presented to support the claims of Putin's meddling in the American presidential election. I don't know whether he did or didn't. But the absence of substantiation doesn't seem to matter to most media outlets.

The Putin-scare that Clinton created worked like a charm to paper over the grim fact that the Democratic Party primaries were illegitimate, thus making Hillary's own nomination itself illegitimate and undemocratic. It's a very shrewd strategy, and unfortunately many Americans have been tricked by it.

The election-scandal story connected so seamlessly with the malicious Trump-Putin tale that one wonders if they weren't both part of a single plan.

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William Dunkerley is author of the books "Ukraine in the Crosshairs," "The Phony Litvinenko Murder, "Litvinenko Murder Case Solved," and "Medvedev's Media Affairs," published by Omnicom Press. Mr. Dunkerley also has authored several monographs (more...)

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