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2016’s Most Sycophantic Benefit of the Doubt Blows Up In Jake Tapper’s Face

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Earlier this week, thanks to the Wall Street Journal, we learned that Democrat Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe steered nearly $500,000 from a political action committee to Dr. Jill McCabe, a Democrat candidate for Virginia state senate — who just happens to be the wife of Andrew McCabe, who just happens to be the deputy director of the FBI, who just happened to oversee what we now know was a completely whitewashed and partisan investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server.

For the very few of you who might not know this, McAuliffe is the Clintons’ Renfeld. For three decades he has faithfully served and danced along every legal edge imaginable to act as their top fundraiser, their chief fixer, and all around errand boy. McAuliffe’s ties to the Clintons are such that many believe his decision to run for governor of Virginia had less to do with his own ambitions and more to do with making an early chess move to ensure Hillary won that swing state’s crucial electoral votes in 2016.

And yet, despite this common knowledge, when the news broke of McAuliffe’s timely (see the timeline below) recruitment of and massive donations to McCabe, what was CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s take on the issue? Of course, like the leftwing alchemist he is, Tapper gave Hillary the dumbest, most pathetic and sycophantic benefit of the doubt possible in order to turn the news into an attack on — you guessed it — Donald Trump.

An entire segment on Tapper’s show was devoted to blasting Trump for stating the obvious — for connecting dots that can only result in one conclusion — that of course Hillary Clinton knew all about this. “Trump, with no evidence,” Tapper sanctimoniously followed up Twitter, “accuses Clinton of knowing about ‘shocking’ donation.”

Yeah, no evidence other than a thirty-year political partnership, one of the tightest and sleaziest in all of political history. Are we supposed to believe that without telling the Clintons, McAuliffe would make them look this compromised? Are we supposed to believe McAuliffe would risk dropping Hillary into the grease of a potential pay-for-play scandal without her knowledge? Well, according to Tapper we are.

If that’s not enough for you, over at Hot Air, Larry O’Connor breaks down the timeline, which inadvertently reveals just how willfully ignorant Tapper is willing to be:

On March 2, 2015 the New York Times revealed that Mrs. Clinton used a private server for her government business as Secretary of State.

On March 7, 2015, Gov. McAuliffe and other high-ranking Virginia Democrats meet with Jill McCabe for the purpose of recruiting her to run for Senate in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mrs. McCabe’s husband, Andrew McCabe, a high-ranking FBI official, is in attendance at this meeting[.]

Tapper and other Hillary sycophants are hiding behind the fact that McCabe was not promoted to Deputy Director until later, but the “later” is the announcement of a promotion. We don’t know when McCabe knew he had the promotion. Regardless, someone even in contention for the number two role at the FBI would obviously be a major ally to have inside the bureau.

Anyway, none of that matters now because the jig is finally up.

Thanks to some actual journalism at the Daily Mail — a profession Tapper once practiced before become just another smug, virtue-signaling, CNN pundit — the direct ties between the PAC that contributed $500,000 to McCabe and Hillary herself, along with key members of her presidential campaign, have been blown wide open.

The only question that remains is what will Tapper do now?

My money’s on him ostriching his head even further up his own backside, where he will once again convince himself that the stench is not his soul.

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