Democrats may come to rue the day they began promoting the false narrative of collusion between Russia and the Trump election campaign team. As more dirt is removed from this particular swamp, fragments of another possible collusion are beginning to seep out slowly. In this one, the Clinton team may have worked with a group of computer researchers to fabricate the Trump-Russia connection and actually plant the trail of breadcrumbs that led to the Trump Tower door.
Ever since his election, President Trump has been targeted from all sides over his claim that he was the subject of a surveillance operation initiated by Barack Obama. The chorus of condemnation stems from the fact that, to date, no hard evidence of such a maneuver has been revealed. The very same people who have objected to his assertions, however, are the ones continuing to pursue the terrifying prospect that Trump staffers and surrogates worked with the Kremlin to orchestrate an electoral coup against Hillary Clinton, the rightful President, in their eyes.
The early part of last year, a group of computer researchers hatched the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory and, later, used social media to expose their findings. According to an ongoing investigation by Circa News, the foundation of this story initially appeared in a Reddit post by the group. The article contained logs of queries, or Domain Name System (DNS) Look-ups, between a server located at Trump Tower and one owned by Alpha Bank, described by Circa as one of Russia’s largest private commercial banks.
Subsequently, a spokesperson for this team of researchers, L. Jean Camp, published the logs on her personal website and embarked upon a Twitter campaign to promote the story following the election. In these tweets, Camp berated the New York Times for failing to pursue the story and the FBI for concluding – after a short review, conducted last year – that the electronic communications did not provide any evidence of collusion.
In one such tweet, on March 1, Camp wrote “The data are there and worth investigation. Why did FBI, #NYTimes kill this story before election to focus on Her (Clinton’s) Emails?”
Jean Camp, a professor at the University of Indiana’s School of Informatics and Computing, also happens to be a loyal supporter of Hillary Clinton and a donor to her presidential campaign. Camp has also donated to MoveOn.org and the Democratic National Committee, Circa reports. This news should not come as a shock.
This University Professor clearly is no fan of the president. Tweeting in January, she said, “Trump campaigned explicitly on racism and sexism. People you need to vote & you need to vote for the rational option.”
Questioned by Circa about her support for Clinton, Camp attempted to dismiss the obvious conclusion that her pushing of the Trump-Russia connection story was politically motivated. “Like all people,” she wrote in an email to Circa, “I have many roles. One is professor and another is citizen…We all balance our lives.”
The left-wing media – along with congressional Democrats and even some Republicans – have continued to push the idea of shady connections between President Trump and the Russians, despite a complete lack of evidence to support their insinuations.
An old saying springs to mind: Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true. As Ms. Camp’s action reveal possible motive and intent, comprehensive investigations by Congress into this matter may unearth credible intelligence pointing to deeper involvement by the Clinton team. Tie this whole drama into Trump’s accusations of surveillance and who knows just what connections might emerge? Even Barack Obama might find himself dragged – justifiably or not – into this latest and, potentially explosive round of political intrigue.