Jake Tapper Calls Obamagate ‘Crackpot Conspiracy Theory.’ Here’s 10 Times He Promoted The Trump-Russia Conspiracy
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper called the Obamagate revelations a “crackpot conspiracy theory” during an interview with Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.
“Your work is being cited as evidence for this crackpot conspiracy theory. Does that bother you?” Tapper asked Johnson.
“Well again, you keep calling it a ‘crackpot conspiracy theory,’ I’m just trying to find out what happened,” Johnson said.
The media and Barack Obama have called Obamagate and the case drop against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn a threat to justice and democracy. These are the same individuals claiming the probe into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia was legitimate. After years of pointless investigations, we know it was not.
Newly released documents prove that Obamagate is not some “crackpot conspiracy theory,” as John Davidson at the Federalist eloquently put it, it’s the biggest political scandal of our time.
While Tapper believes Obamagate is a conspiracy theory, he was perfectly happy to promote a real conspiracy theory for four years; that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.
Here are 10 times Tapper happily promoted left-wing conspiracy theories over the years:
1. Tapper Says Trump Worked With The Russians To Get Elected (2016)
During a 2016 interview with then-Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., Tapper suggested — before having any investigative knowledge on the subject — that the Russians worked with the Trump administration to win the 2016 election. Tapper attacked McCain in a line of questioning, implying McCain being partisan even as he was a Republican who spoke out against Trump for alleged Russian interference.
“If a Democrat were in the same position as Donald Trump right now. The Democrat had been helped, arguably, by the Russians interfering. If the Democrat had never criticized Vladimir Putin if a Democrat had appointed someone to be his Secretary of State who had received a friendship of Russia award don’t you think you’d be much more critical of that President-elect then you’re being of Donald Trump?” Tapper asked.
McCain was a vocal critic of President Trump’s and bashed Trump when he spoke hyperbolically in favor of Russians.
2. Tapper Claims Republicans Believe In Trump-Russia Collusion (2017)
In November 2017, Tapper promoted a poll that claimed 74 percent of Republicans believed in the Trump-Russia collusion hoax. This poll was conducted by none other than CNN and the question asked to subjects was whether they believed there was any form of interference between Russia and the 2016 election. These statistics Tapper cites include Americans who believe in any range of Russian interference from “limited” to “widespread.”
“83 percent of the American people believe there was either limited or widespread coordination between [Trump and Russia]. What’s even more shocking though 74 percent of Republicans, according to this poll, think that there was either limited or widespread coordination,” Tapper said.
We know there was interference by the Russians in the 2016 election, most Americans know this fact. However, there is no information to confirm that Trump colluded with the Russian government to win the 2016 election as Tapper would like to suggest.
3. Tapper Tells Us Trump Tower Meeting Was Incriminating (2017)
During a December 2017 panel with CNN’s Jim Sciutto and known “liberal hack” Manu Raju, Tapper suggested the Trump Tower meeting between a Russian official and Donald Trump Jr. would be incriminating as undisclosed emails show there was a follow-up after the Trump Tower meeting.
“Team Trump attempted to downplay, at first they lied about what the meeting was about, then they claimed nothing happened at all at the meeting,” Tapper said. “CNN has learned there were follow-up communications… ones that Congressional investigators are exploring to determine whether there was more to that June 9th, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that has been disclosed.”
We now know when the meeting took place, two Russian nationals walked in and proceeded to talk to Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and others about how Americans could once again adopt Russian children if the Magnitsky Act were repealed. The real collusion between Russia is between the Democrats, intelligence agencies, and corporate media hacks like Tapper.
4. Democrats & Tapper: Trump Is A “Russian Asset”
On May 22, 2018, Tapper invited Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., to explain why Trump is a Russian asset.
Tapper read a tweet from Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., in which she said: “Republicans in Congress cannot continue to turn a blind eye towards the very real possibility that Vladimir Putin has compromised our commander in chief and turned him, and perhaps without his knowledge, into a Russian asset.”
Tapper and Moulton continued to banter about the president being a Russian asset with the headline “Dem Senator: “Real Possibility” Trump Could Be Russian Asset” flashing across the screen.
5. Eric Swalwell And Tapper Blame Midterms Results On Russians (2018)
On another May, 2018 edition of “State of the Union” Tapper and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., claimed Trump was green-lighting Russian interference in the 2018 midterms by holding a diplomatic meeting with Vladimir Putin in either the U.S. or Russia. Before the 2018 midterm elections happened, Tapper and Democratic allies were blaming the results on Russian interference at the behest of President Trump. Swalwell also insinuated Trump was a Russian asset.
“What does it say to you that while Russia continues to attack the United States, whether Claire McCaskill or U.S. grids, that President Trump is willing to have this meeting whether it’s Putin coming to the White House or him going to Moscow?” Tapper asked Swalwell.
“It sends a green light to the Russians. They believe that the President is more aligned with them than he is with us. And, if they believe that, they’re going to keep doing it,” Swalwell said.
Yet again, Tapper is pushing the narrative that Trump is in bed with the Russian government to uproot another election.
6. Tapper: Rand Paul Is Also A Russian Asset (2018)
In November 2018, days after the midterm elections, Tapper tried to push the false narrative that Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was in collusion with the Russian government as well.
Throughout 2018, Paul made the case for renewing dialogue between the United States and Russia. Rand argued it was necessary to address the adversarial competition between the two nations that hold approximately 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons.
CNN tried to push the narrative that Trump was recruiting Paul to join the collusion team to work with Russia.
“We’re told by White House sources that President Trump was doing in effect a favor for Rand Paul. Rand Paul was in Moscow, he wanted to meet with the Russian President and President Trump,” Scuitto said on “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”
While CNN did not mention this, the letter and diplomatic efforts put forth by Paul were to lower the chances of a nuclear war, not to gallivant around Russia with the Kremlin.
7. Tapper Hosts Lying Adam Schiff (2018)
In December 2018, Tapper had on Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to push the theory that Russian collusion with the Trump campaign never stopped and continued throughout the transition from President-elect to President. Schiff dubbed the collusion a “concerted effort” between the Russians and Trump.
“We do know the Russians throughout the campaign were making outreach to the [Trump] campaign, they continued that during the transition, including some of they had talked to during the campaign and obviously, even after that point,” Schiff said. “This is part of a concerted Russian influence operation that never stopped.”
For two years, Schiff pushed this narrative across cable news networks and late-night talk shows, promising there was existence of “damning evidence” between Russia and Trump. In March 2019, Attorney General William Barr clarified that the special counsel’s investigation into the Russia collusion hoax found there was no collusion involving Trump. Yet, Schiff and Tapper pushed this narrative to their large following for years.
8. Tapper Says Trump Makes ‘False Claims’ On Russia Probe (2019)
In his opening monologue to “The Lead” on May 14, 2019, Tapper said Trump was making “false claims” that the Russia probe was created to attack and spy on the Trump campaign.
“Barr is leading [the effort to investigate the CIA, FBI, and DNI over the origins of the 2016 Russia probe] along with U.S. Attorney John Durham in Connecticut. Now, President Trump has of course refereed to the law enforcement investigation into Russia election interference as an attempted coup,” Tapper said. “Now the president is hoping for evidence to bolster this false claim.”
At that point we knew there was a concerted effort between FBI agents to stop Donald Trump’s election as President. We now know the Obama administration weaponized surveillance laws to target President Trump’s team and many of the Russian collusion “bombshells” were big bags of nothing used to create a narrative against the Trump administration.
The investigations led by Barr helped uncover that Trump was correct that this looked like a coup. Tapper was wrong, there was significant evidence to bolster most of Trump’s claims. IG report after IG report found the FBI, James Comey, the DNC, the Obama administration, and more played a role in actively sabotaging the Trump administration.
9. Still Pushing The Debunked Russia Collusion Hoax (2019)
In June of 2019, Tapper hosted Senate Democrats who were still pushing the Trump-Russia collusion theory, even after their baseless theories were debunked. Tapper hosted Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who claimed the Trump White House was actively inviting the Russian government into the Oval Office.
“Sitting in the oval office, the President of the United States basically inviting foreign powers to intervene in our elections,” Warner said. This conversation came after Warner introduced a bill requiring candidates to notify the FBI if they are contacted by a foreign agent. The bill explicitly targeted the Trump administration, despite foreign interference in the Clinton campaign as well.
10. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (2020)
After four years, Tapper hasn’t slowed down from promoting the “crackpot” conspiracy theory that Trump and Russia are in cahoots to steal another election. The New York Times, among other mainstream media outlets like CNN, are warning that the Russians will interfere to get Donald Trump re-elected in 2020.
Lawmakers were briefed that Russia is looking to help Trump win in 2020 – CNNPolitics https://t.co/oznfxScMic
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 20, 2020
This is a cop-out for the mainstream media’s inability to understand why their elitist messaging does not resonate with average American voters. Alleged “journalists” like Tapper will continue to push the conspiracy that Trump is in bed with the Russians, despite underreporting Obamagate — the real political scandal from the 2016 election.