Is the Russian-influence story the Red Scare of the 21st century?
Red Scares usually have political beginnings and political aims, in this case the blame-shifting of the losing Democrats, trying to cast fault on the public and the people of foreign nations instead of taking responsibility.
But at this point, the conspiracy-mongering is so absurd, it’s more a source of comic relief than a real Cold War.
It has been revealed that Fusion GPS researchers, hired by the Clinton campaign, believe that Russian agents have “infiltrated”…wait for it…the National Rifle Association.
More from Daily Caller:
The co-founder of the opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier testified to Congress earlier this month that he believed Russian operatives have infiltrated the National Rifle Association.
Glenn Simpson, a founding partner of Fusion GPS, casually suggested in an interview with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that the gun rights group had been breached, a source familiar with the matter told The Daily Caller.
Fox News first reported about Simpson’s testimony on Tuesday night.
TheDC’s source said that Simpson suggested the NRA-Russia connection in response to a line of questions from committee Democrats who asked whether any conservative groups have been infiltrated by Kremlin agents.
No evidence has been made public supporting Simpson’s allegations, and it was not clear from Simpson’s testimony what links he believes there are between the NRA and Russian agents.
The dossier, which was funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC, makes no mention of the NRA or any other conservative groups. The document, written by former British spy Christopher Steele, alleges that the Trump campaign cooperated with the Russian government in order to help Trump win the election.
That’s right…your neighbors who appear to be white men from the Midwest who enjoy hunting, fishing and belonging to the NRA, are actually Kremlin spies, working to subvert American democracy by causing Hillary Clinton to lose elections on behalf of the Motherland…or whatever.