mixed messages from yesterday's "shocking" indictments of some
Russian trolls (while The FBI was busily ignoring potential mass
murderers in Florida) need some context to
calm the chaotic "told you so" narrative spewing from every
orifice of every side in this debacle.
Clinton spent 53 times more money per month than Russians
seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election.
The Daily Caller's Amber Athey details, according to
monthly Russian budget for the operation to meddle in the
election was $1.2 million. As Peter
Hamby pointed out on Twitter, Clinton and supporting PAC
Priorities USA spent approximately $800 million in 2016.
means Clinton and her PAC spent about $66 million a month in 2016,
a whopping 53 times more money than Russia’s $1.25 million monthly
also worth nothing that not all of the money spent by the
Russian operation was used to campaign for President Donald
Trump. According to the Mueller
indictment released Friday, Russian trolls also supported Jill
Stein and Bernie Sanders and even planted seeds for leftist groups
like “Blacktivist” and “Woke Blacks.”
the election, Russians
continued to sow division in the United States by riling up
“#Resist” groups involved in anti-Trump protests.
none of that matters... Russians 'meddled' - end of story, Adam
Schiff will no doubt be popping corks this weekend.