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Jose Garcia

(2,695 posts)
Fri Jul 17, 2020, 01:54 PM Jul 2020

Trump Campaign Legal Adviser Appears on Kremlin-Backed TV

Source: The Daily Beast

A top Trump campaign adviser recently appeared on the Russian-government funded TV network RT, which U.S. intelligence agencies have said plays a role in the Kremlin’s plans to undermine American democracy.

Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis’ appearance on RT’s The Alex Salmond Show aired on July 9. She appears to be the first Trump campaign official to go on the Russian-funded network since the 2016 election.

During her interview, Ellis defended Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and bashed the American media as “propagandist activist media.” Ellis also accused Fox News—the cable news network most friendly to the president—of having an anti-Trump bias.

“Even on Fox News, the president has been very outspoken on Twitter that there are some anchors there and there are some particular shows that aren’t really fair in terms of their editorializing some of those stories,” Ellis said. At one point, she told Salmond that he, a former First Minister of Scotland, knew “as a journalist” how proper reporting works and that American media wasn’t doing it.

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Trump Campaign Legal Adviser Appears on Kremlin-Backed TV (Original Post) Jose Garcia Jul 2020 OP
Saw this in the twitterverse earlier in July benld74 Jul 2020 #1
As long as he can get away with his crimes and suffer no penalty Miguelito Loveless Jul 2020 #2
Christ, Alex Salmond has sold his soul muriel_volestrangler Jul 2020 #3

Miguelito Loveless

(4,548 posts)
2. As long as he can get away with his crimes and suffer no penalty
Fri Jul 17, 2020, 02:45 PM
Jul 2020

the crimes will become bigger, and more grotesque. If he loses the election, I expect him to openly collude with Putin, deploying Little Green Men, to help him remain in power. He is already using this tactic in Portland, using off the books thugs acting as his personal Gestapo.

muriel_volestrangler

(101,744 posts)
3. Christ, Alex Salmond has sold his soul
Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:00 PM
Jul 2020

I knew he worked for the Russians, but I thought he might be trying to act like an independent voice (they have used some English-speaking hosts as "trouble-makers&quot . I just watched this interview, and he gave a lap-dog performance. He said "some networks are fair to Trump" - meaning Fox, it's clear. If he turned in that performance on British TV, he'd get sacked. No interviewer should be so supportive of a party campaign lawyer. It was a tongue bath. "You're a doughty lawyer. Some Democrats have argued ... can you take this opportunity to say that there is no truth in that accusation whatsoever?" Jesus, British TV journalists haven't been that supine since the 1950s. No wonder she chuckled at that. It's the easiest ride I've seen in an interview in years. She spouts bullshit and Salmond never tries to challenge her.

What a piece of shit Salmond is, these days. Video here, if you can bear it: https://thehub.scot/+AlexSalmond/status/180245 She starts about two thirds of the way through. It's basically "someone has criticised the president. How do you refute that?"

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