More GOP Hypocrisy: Trump and Conservatives Defended Getting Opposition Research from Russians

Yeah, apparently the new fake scandal involving the seemingly endless and omnipotent evil of Hillary Clinton is that her campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped pay for the dossier that ties Donald Trump to Russia, as well as details his enjoyment of piss whores. Putting aside that Clinton and the DNC were paying a Washington, DC firm for the information (and not paying any foreign agents), we knew that Democrats were picking up the bill for it (after it had been initially paid for by Republicans who were trying to stop Trump) back in January, even as early as last October, although I suppose the Clinton campaign part is a newish wrinkle (if we all pretend we didn't assume that to be the case).

This being Hillary Clinton, and Republicans being motherfuckers, of course, there is now an enormous uproar on the right because we're all doomed to live in this unceasing loop where every action by Clinton is the height of criminality. I fully expect Breitbart to have a report on how Clinton's farts are the real cause of the California fires, and every fucking low-browed yahoo will take that to be dogma.

On the Steele dossier payments, Trump blathered today, "I think it’s very sad what they've done with this fake dossier. It was made up, and I understand they paid a tremendous amount of money, and Hillary Clinton always denied it. The Democrats always denied it. And now only because it’s going to come out in a court case, they said, yes, they did it. They admitted it, and they're embarrassed by it. But I think it’s a disgrace. It’s just really -- it’s a very sad -- it’s a very sad commentary on politics in this country." There are about 5 lies in those brain turds there, but the biggest, by far, is that the dossier is fake. In fact, it's still being investigated, with a good part of it already confirmed as true. The right is just trying to turn us away from its legitimacy and onto Clinton as liar.

What the Clinton connection does is affirm that it was opposition research for a campaign. And Trump and his conservative dogfuckers should understand that. They spent a whole bunch of time this summer defending Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and Donald Trump, Jr. (aka "That douche in every 1980s college comedy") for meeting with actual Russians in order to, they claim, get oppo research on Clinton directly from the Russians. (They also claim they got nothing.)

In fact, here's Trump from July: "Most people would’ve taken that meeting. It’s called opposition research, or even research into your opponent. I’ve only been in politics for two years, but I’ve had many people call up, ‘Oh gee, we have information on this factor or this person’, or, frankly, Hillary. That’s very standard in politics. Politics is not the nicest business in the world, but it’s very standard where they have information and you take the information." That shit's illegal when it involves direct contact with someone from a foreign country.

Conservative commentators were quick to jump on the "it's just oppo research so who gives a shit" wagon. It's a "micro story" because getting oppo research is "nothing new," said the unceasingly dumb Kayleigh McEnany. Skeevy ex-congressfuck Jason Chaffetz declared it a "nothingburger." Newt "Yes, We're Still Talking About this Bastard" Gingrich asserted that "virtually every campaign in the world" would have taken the meeting.

So you got that, right? Meeting with actual Russian agents in private in hopes of getting dirt on Clinton is totally fine with Trump and the GOP. It's normal. It's what you do. Who wouldn't do that?

But paying an American research company for research? That's a fucking outrage. In fact, as the White House said today, that's "the real Russia scandal."

Go fuck yourselves in a bed of piss.