One of the most important items discussed during today's hearing, former FBI Director Comey stated unequivocally that he was "confident" that no votes were altered by the Russian Government (he made these remarks during Chairman Richard Burr's initial round of questioning). Put another way, the Russians did not steal the election. Hillary lost and President Trump won. Period.
So what is all the Democrat's talk of the Russians stealing the election about? In his week, in RNLA's regular weekly column in the Daily Caller, RNLA Executive Director Michael Thielen discusses why the Comey Hearing actually misses the mark:
Former FBI Director James Comey begins testifying today and all of Washington and the media will be consumed by the details. But they’ll likely overlook why his testimony is so fascinating that has nothing to do with Russia. Rather, it has to do with what then-front runner and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton found “horrifying” during the 2016 campaign: the suggestion that her opponent Donald Trump might not accept the election results. That’s right, back in October, Hillary said refusal to accept the election results would be “talking down our democracy.” She must have changed her mind because now she is leading the charge to resist and undermine the results of last November’s election.
It is now 7 months since President Trump was elected, and the mainstream media and the left still consider him illegitimate . . . President Obama no doubt was displeased with the reality, but even he understood that Trump had won and his successor was to be the Republican candidate. (It is also worth noting that President Obama has vehemently denied Russian interference with the election results, on the record, multiple times.) . . . But Hillary is not done. Last week she gave a speech in which she again blamed everyone but herself for her loss, adding up to well over 35 reasons for why she lost in November. None of these excuses has anything to do with her failure to connect with voters or her undesirable, unrealistic policy positions, of course.
Hillary Clinton and the left cannot stand the fact that President Trump is in the White House. So much so, that they are actively working to undermine the legitimacy of the election:
As President Obama said: “Russia trying to influence our elections dates back to the Soviet Union. What they did here — hacking some emails and releasing them — is not a particularly fancy brand of espionage or propaganda. We were frankly more concerned in the run-up to the election to the possibilities of vote tampering, which we did not see evidence of and we’re confident we can guard against.” Similarly, President Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said, “We saw efforts by Russian intelligence at scanning and probing voter registration databases . . . . I know of no such evidence that actual counts were altered by any type of cyberattack . . . and we saw no actual altering of voter counts.” Even President Obama and prominent Democrats have put the issue to bed: President Trump won last November. It is time for Hillary Clinton and her sycophant supporters in the media to do the same.
While the media spends the next news cycle or two focusing on the Comey Hearing, just remember this focus--rather a misfocus--misses the point. The purpose of this hearing was supposed to investigate Russia's meddling with the news and presidential election leading up to Election Day. Instead, this has turned into yet another means to challenge President Trump's legitimacy.
The Comey hearing should not at all be about who won the 2016 election. Comey said it and all honest arbitrators agree, President Trump won. Move on Democrats.