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How Team Hillary played the press for fools on Russia

• New York Post

Bitter to the core, she and her campaign aides hatched a scheme, just 24 hours after conceding the race, to spoon-feed the dirty rumors to an eager liberal media and manufacture the narrative that Russia secretly colluded with her neophyte foe to sabotage her coronation.

But it was Hillary who was trying to kneecap Trump, even after he licked her, fair and square, in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and other blue states.

Exhibit A is the book "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. In light of this week's revelation that Hillary's campaign funded the dirty anti-Trump "Steele" dossier, the book takes on a new significance. It reveals:

"Within 24 hours of her concession speech, [campaign chair John Podesta and manager Robby Mook] assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn't entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument."

The plan, according to the book, was to push journalists to cover how "Russian hacking was the major unreported story of the campaign," and it succeeded to a fare-thee-well. After the election, coverage of the Russian "collusion" story was relentless, and it helped pressure investigations and hearings on Capitol Hill and even the naming of a special counsel, which in turn has triggered virtually nonstop coverage.

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Comment by Charlie Patton
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Willing idiots are still idiots. "Played the press for fools" and "took advantage of the fact that the press are natural fools" aren't so far enough apart to quibble.

Comment by chris gill
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I am raising the BS flag on the title. The MSM press was in tears election night and wanted anything they could use to discredit Trumps win. If they were not so lazy they would have invented one themselves. All Shrillery did was make it easer for them as well as give them a out if it blew up in their faces. Not that truth ever mattered to them anyway.