Networks give the impression Trump asked Russia to hack Hillary's emails. "Oh wait, maybe he didn't say it but...well, you know"
Think back: Is this also your understanding of what happened? I'm betting it is.
Now, Trump is infamous for saying provocative things, so I wasn't terribly surprised to hear this--and then the totally predictable avalanche of outrage from the Democrat-loving Lying Media about how it was...absolutely outrageous!...that anyone would ask the Russians--a hostile foreign nation!--to actually *break into a presidential candidate's private email account!* OMG! Treason!
But knowing how the Lying Media constantly lies to damn Republicans and protect Democrats, I took a closer look. And sure enough, here's what Trump actually, y'know, *said:*
Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press… By the way they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 e-mails. I hope they do. They probably have her 33,000 e-mails that she lost and deleted because you’d see some beauties there."Without signing on to the Trump bandwagon, he clearly didn't ask the Russians to hack poor, innnocent Hillary's email. What he said was that he thought the Russians had *already* hacked her notoriously unsecure private server, and hoped they would be able to find the 33,000 emails she deleted--after she knew she was being investigated.
Many computer experts believe--as the FBI director suggested--that a competent, aggressive foreign intelligence service likely hacked Clinton’s email server as soon as they learned about it.
I'm not sure how many Lying Media outlets reported Trump's exact words and how many just went with their scary mis-translation of what they wanted voters to believe he said. I'll try to pull some media quotes when I get the time. But for now, can you imagine how the Dem-loving media would have handled the story if a Democrat had said the same thing? They would have gone to great lengths to explain that she *really wasn't* asking a hostile power to hack...et cetera.
They would have explained that in any case "it was widely known" that it wouldn't be possible to hack the server in question because it had now been completely erased and was no longer connected to anything. And you know it.
Unfortunately very few Democrats--especially the "low-information voters" who comprise the party's base--will grasp the distinction between what Trump actually said and their version: "I'd like to ask Russia to hack into her email."
By contrast, top liberals will just smile and congratulate their media comrades for yet another job well done.