Former Vice President Joe Biden, like many Democrats, just can’t seem to get enough of the “it was Russia” narrative. In fact, he’s promoting it yet again, telling supporters, news outlets, and whoever else is willing to listen that Russia is trying to interfere with the 2020 presidential election.
“We know from before, and I guarantee you that I know now, because now I get briefings again. The Russians are still engaged in trying to delegitimize our electoral process. Fact,” Biden said during an online fundraising event.
It appears Biden has a new twist on this years-old conspiracy theory. He’s dragging China into the mess this time too, stating that the communist country is conducting activities designed to make people distrust the outcome of the upcoming election.
Biden claims his source of information is intelligence briefings typically given to the opposing presidential candidate in an upcoming election. However, as of June 30, he wasn’t receiving these briefings, so no one really knows what he’s talking about. What is known is that an intelligent analysis of the last episode of Russiagate clearly proved that it was a hoax.
Most voters in 2016 knew that President Donald Trump didn’t win because the “Russians helped him out.” Instead, he won the presidency because his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was an unappealing, controversy-laden candidate who alienated swing-state voters she couldn’t afford to lose. Even so, the whole “Russiagate” saga played out for several years as Democrats desperately searched for an excuse to impeach an elected President they didn’t like.
The entire story fell apart by May 2020 as it was revealed that CrowdStrike could not provide evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC servers, and the FBI under former Director James Comey had framed Gen. Michael Flynn.
Naturally, the demise of many liberals’ favorite excuse for their devastating 2016 loss didn’t make headline news. In fact, most media outlets barely gave it the time of day. Even so, mainstream news outlets are more than eager to cover former Biden’s latest accusations even though he has offered no evidence for his assertions.
It’s odd that Biden is claiming that Russia and China are trying to interfere with the upcoming elections given the fact that nearly all mainstream media polls say the former VP is almost certain to win the upcoming election. Perhaps the Democrats finally realized that the polls don’t always get it right, and so are preparing an excuse to fall back on.