The Memo Aftermath

The memo is out now for three days now:

We read it the minute it was released and our reaction was a double “what”:
What? This is what Republicans said was going to blow this investigation wide open?
What? This is what the Democrats and MSM said was going to threaten national security?

You know what the release accomplished?

It stopped Trump momentum. He was in upswing with the SOTU. He was enjoying positive feedback while the Democrats sitting on their hands were getting trounced.
All this memo did was change the conversation.

What a shame.
Once again the administration had a chance to gain traction and turned it over.

What does the memo prove?

It depends on who you believe and where truth lies.
If the Republican charge is 100% true then the whole investigation is based upon a lie.
If the Democrats are correct that it is factually wrong then there is more to the story.
We still don’t know.

All we do know is there was no collusion between the Trump camp and the Russians. Where the investigation has gone on obstruction, we don’t know. The original charge was a lie, but special prosecutors go in strange directions.

What we do understand better:

Is why some Democrats saw a conspiracy.  Here’s what we learned:
Carter Page is the key person. He was on the FBI watch list since 2013.
They think the Russians were trying to recruit him to be a spy for them.
Long before Trump announced any run.
Page says he was just doing business with Russia.
Somehow he ended up on a Trump Advisory Board.
The Democrats think the Russians offered him finances to get the sanctions on them lifted.
Knowing Trump’s international business dealings and his reluctance to attack Putin in the election, they tied the two together. They assumed that Page had made a deal with Putin to back Trump for a deal on lifting the sanctions.
When Page was called before Congress to testif,y he made it clear that this was a falsehood.
Thus collusion was dying when the news of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russians broke. Then when the President helped write the false story about Russian adoption was the meeting purpose, it fueled the conspiracy theory.
Why they lied about the content of that meeting is till a mystery. Was it to try and get the false collusion charge behind them? We don’t know, but this is why Democrats were so sure there was something here and Hillary lost.

So there you have it. The memo stopped a Trump approval rating in it’s tracks and answered nothing. Those who believe this is a witch hunt, continue to do so. Those who see conspiracy still do.

The biggest losers, otherwise, is the MSM. The beacons of free press and openness in government were against it because Republicans were for it.

Remember February 8th?

When Chuck Schumer caved on the government shut down, that was the day he bosted that he would have a vote on things. Guess what, it’s this week. Guess what? He won’t. Guess what? He won’t close the government again.

This should be presented as an embarrassment and loss for him. Let’s see how Trump tweets something to bail him out, and how the MSM protects him. Pay attention.

The Ratings:

Total Viewers WEDNESDAY. Fox domination and numbers continue. 

  • Total day: FNC: 2.301 | CNN: 818 | MSNBC: 1.338 | HLN: 217
  • Primetime: FNC: 3.738 | CNN: 1.076 | MSNBC: 2.573 | HLN: 292
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.886
Five:
2.883
Baier:
3.040
MacCallum:
2.632
Carlson:
3.786
Hannity:
3.945
Ingraham:
3.477
@Night:
2.163
CNN Tapper:
930
Blitzer:
891
Blitzer:
878
Burnett:
946
Cooper:
1.126
Cuomo:
1.034
Cooper:
1.061
Tonight:
776
MSNBC Wallace:
1.195
MTPDaily:
1.269
Melber:
1.416
Matthews:
1.670
Hayes:
1.994
Maddow:
3.212
O’Donnell:
2.507
Wlms:
1.715
HLN Michaela:
89
S.E.Cupp:
103
Banfield:
170
Banfield:
188
Files:
279
Files:
294
Files:
303
Files:
282

 

Total Viewers THURSDAY. Fox beats competition– combined again.

  • Total day: FNC: 2.288 | CNN: 760 | MSNBC: 1.312 | HLN: 211
  • Primetime: FNC: 3.830 | CNN: 1.031 | MSNBC: 2.452 | HLN: 276
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.796
Five:
2.739
Baier:
2.890
MacCallum:
2.593
Carlson:
3.717
Hannity:
4.154
Ingraham:
3.616
@Night:
2.189
CNN Tapper:
922
Blitzer:
822
Blitzer:
786
Burnett:
934
Cooper:
1.021
Cuomo:
1.061
Tonight:
999
Spcl.:
703
MSNBC Wallace:
1.165
MTPDaily:
1.295
Melber:
1.431
Matthews:
1.747
Hayes:
1.943
Maddow:
3.044
O’Donnell:
2.368
Wlms:
1.607
HLN Michaela:
76
Cupp:
85
Banfield:
125
Banfield:
165
Files:
223
Files:
274
Files:
331
Files:
354

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