The Washington Examiner reports that Russia's Foreign Ministry claimed that actor Morgan Freeman has been "roped in" by the United States government in a recent effort to send an anti-Russian campaign to both America and the rest of the world. The comments were made about a video, made by anti-Russian Never Trumpers, which called on President Trump to "admit" to the American people that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election.
"Morgan Freeman has been roped in, just like Colin Powell was," remarked the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova on Wednesday.
You can watch Freeman's full video below.
"I believe this is another story about the end justifying the means," she said, and then compared the video to the case that then-Secretary of State Colin Powell made back in 2003 for the invasion of Iraq.
Kakhoravoa then argued that Russia is being framed by the U.S. for interfering in the 2016 election, in part so that the federal government can justify the illegal surveillance of President Trump's 2016 team. Indeed, the spokesperson's statements come in the aftermath of reports that the American government did indeed spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, despite false claims from top officials and mainstream media outlets that such a position was only for conspiracy theorists with pointy hats.
"Without this external factor it would be a new Watergate, but with this ‘foreign meddling' the story was sent along the alley of national security," she said.
Even CNN, which is notably anti-Trump and anti-Russian in its reporting, has admitted to the fact that the Obama administration wiretapped the Trump campaign. In particular, US officials wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election. It is likely that wiretapping occurred on other campaign officials as well, and it is probable, from the viewpoint of this author, that spying was aimed at Trump himself.
According to The Hill, if reports are accurate, then at least a dozen Trump associates were likely surveilled. Besides Manafort, officials include former Trump advisers Carter Page and Michael Flynn.
"Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections and allegations about the Trump campaign’s collusion with the Kremlin have dominated the national news and political discourse for more than a year," writes Breitbart News. "While no evidence of wrongdoing on the president’s or his team’s behalf has been proven, both the House and Senate Intelligence committees have launched investigations, and former FBI Director Robert Mueller is leading a separate investigation."
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