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British actor and comedian Russell Brand has said he is “in awe” after recently learning that allegations of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia, popularly known as Russiagate, were actually about a conspiracy by Democrats to benefit Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
“I find myself in awe, gobsmacked, flabbergasted, and startled by these revelations that Russiagate was a Democratic conspiracy.,” Brand said on the most recent episode of his podcast, Under the Skin.
The actor said his surprise was due to all the information about it that he remembers hearing in the mainstream media 5 years ago, and how everyone seemed to be convinced that Trump and Russia were indeed collaborating to steal the presidential election.
“Well, there’s now serious evidence that it was the Clinton campaign. And Hillary Clinton, an acolyte, that were directly involved in the generation of what has proven to be a conspiracy theory, untrue,” the actor continued.
Brand also said that for him, who considers himself “left-wing” in general terms, the “revelation” of that evidence came as an absolute shock.
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“To discover that this was propaganda, a construct, a confection by the Democratic Party, who of course are now in power, is kind of beyond disappointing because you begin to question and query what other things might not be true,” Brand added.
“Once you recognize that people create certain truths in order to meet certain ends and aims, the idea that you might be able to trust their integrity obviously dissolves,” he continued.
For more than 15 minutes, Brand read with some degree of surprise the findings of the Russiagate lie.
The investigation, the lie and Clinton’s lawyer
According to the investigation under the command of special prosecutor for the Justice Department, John Durham, the story that Trump had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election was actually a fabrication by Democrats to try to undermine Trump.
For the entirety of the previous administration, Democrats and the liberal mainstream media promoted this theory, which has now been shown to have been fabricated. Durham’s investigation resulted in an indictment against Clinton attorney Michael Sussman.
According to the indictment, Sussmann requested a meeting with the FBI’s general counsel at its Washington headquarters in September 2016, in order to provide information that allegedly showed covert communications between the Trump Organization and a Russian-based bank.
Sussmann led the FBI to believe he was acting as a concerned citizen, when in fact, according to the Justice Department, the attorney had gathered the information on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and had previously represented the Democratic National Committee. This led Sussmann to resign from the law firm he worked for, which also has close ties to Democrats.
Democrats v. Russell Brand
For sharing his opinion regarding his “finding,” Brand has been harshly criticized on social media. Columnist David Weissman criticized him for “believing that Trump was right in calling the Russian collusion a witch hunt.”
Despite Durham’s investigation and the indictment against Clinton’s lawyer, American author Seth Abramson pounced on Brand and said his knowledge regarding the “Trump-Russia scandal is dogs**.”
Podcaster and journalist Brian Karem said Brand’s opinions are because he has never been present in a White House briefing room, almost implying that he has not been sufficiently convinced by mainstream media and the politicians he rightly criticizes in the video.
“Don’t take political/journalistic advice from Russell Brand,” Karem tweeted.
It’s worth noting that such briefings, usually led by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, are completely public and are broadcast daily on television and online.