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Old 06-29-2017, 06:57 PM   #96
detbuch
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The Benghazi incident was a fact. It actually, indisputably happened. What was being investigated was who was responsible. Hillary alleged that an obscure video was responsible. That was not proven to be true. In fact, it seemed likely that the video was no more responsible than all the other mantras concocted to explain terrorism. What was substantiated was that an attack of that sort was very likely given the conditions in Libya and the threats that were broadcast by Al Qaeda linked cells. What was also concluded by the investigations was that the incident could have been avoided. Proper precautions were not taken. Nor was it even prudent to keep the Benghazi compound functioning. Other embassies had already pulled out. And Hillary was the head of the department responsible for the Benghazi outpost and its security.

On the other hand, there is no known actual incidence of Trump colluding with Russia to interfere or tamper with the election. There is a prolonged and constant investigation attempting to prove accusations that something happened. There is a presumption of Trump's guilt for something that has not been verified to exist. There is no evidence that the thing he is accused of being guilty of even happened. There is an investigation that is not founded on, nor informed by, evidence. It is, instead, a search for evidence. A search for unknown evidence to confirm an unsubstantiated event.

Free Dictionary definition of "witch hunt": "An investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover subversive activities but actually used to harass and undermine those with differing views."
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