Ingraham: Russia Hysteria ‘Just an Effort to Undermine’ Trump

Mainstream media generates a new 'Red Scare' to waylay the president-elect

LifeZette Editor-in-Chief Laura Ingraham blasted media histrionics over allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election Thursday night as a transparent attempt to delegitimize President-Elect Donald Trump.

“The election is done. Trump is going to be president. This is just an effort to undermine any mandate he has,” Ingraham told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

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“The fact of the matter is there is absolutely no proof that this changed the outcome of the election. I know the Fox News poll showed it’s 59 percent of the responders don’t think it had any impact,” noted Ingraham.

Senior intelligence officials have also cautioned there is not definitive proof that it was in fact agents of the Russian government who hacked the Democratic National Committee, John Podesta, or Hillary Clinton’s private email server — despite the opinion of some intelligence analysts at the CIA.

“It’s almost like the intelligence community wants everyone to forget its black spots over the last several years, the things that they missed about Chinese space militarization, the threat at the border being open, obviously Benghazi is a big one and many more,” Ingraham said. “It’s almost like the shiny object of Trump is over here, so no one will focus on the deficiencies that obviously exist.”

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Ingraham also noted that the manufactured controversy over the question of Russian involvement distracts from the information revealed by the hackers, whomever they may be.

“The question is — and still is — the importance of what was in Hillary’s email,” said Ingraham. “Why did she delete emails, why did she scrub and bleach her emails. It’s almost like we forgot the main part of this, which is her letting all of this information be vulnerable to hacking,” she said. “Instead it’s a completely made-up deal of ‘this is affecting the integrity of the election.'”

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