‘Everybody came to the conclusion that the best way to defend was to go on offense in the political realm to undermine the legitimacy of the prosecutor…’

Source: Tony Sifert

(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) The Left is reviving old tactics from Bill Clinton-era Whitewater scandal in a panicked attempt to prevent the public from knowing the full scope of the Russia-collusion hoax, according to a report in Just the News.

During the 1990s investigation into the Clintons’ role in the Whitewater Development Corporation and its real-estate shenanigans, Hillary Clinton’s response — a trial balloon of her infamous invocation of the “vast right-wing conspiracy” involving Monica Lewinsky—was to attack government prosecutors as “politically motivated” and “allied with the right-wing opponents of my husband.”

Clinton and her allies in the media have recently trained similar fire on Special Counsel John Durham, Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert W. Ray told Just the News.

“I think one of the things that grew out of the [Whitewater investigation] is that everybody came to the conclusion that the best way to defend was to go on offense in the political realm to undermine the legitimacy of the prosecutor,” Ray said. “That’s the playbook.”

True to form, Hillary took to Twitter on Feb. 16 to describe as a “fake scandal” Durham’s evidence of the Clinton campaign’s involvement in the Russia hoax.

Trump & Fox are desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones. So it’s a day that ends in Y.

The more his misdeeds are exposed, the more they lie.

For those interested in reality, here’s a good debunking of their latest nonsense.https://t.co/iYY8Uxuogx

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 16, 2022

“Trump & Fox are desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones,” Clinton wrote. “The more his misdeeds are exposed, the more they lie.”

The media is eager to comply, with Newsweek claiming in a pro-Hillary piece that “Durham’s filing isn’t the damning evidence that Trump and other conservatives have claimed.”

Vanity Fair has also stepped into the fray, arguing in a Feb. 15 article that “Trump and company got the whole thing hilariously, mortifyingly incorrect.”

And the New Republic called for an end to the investigation altogether, as reported by the Gateway Pundit.

“It’s all fiction, straight out of the Josef Goebbels School of Political Communication,” claimed writer New Republic writer Michael Tomasky, implying that Trump was, in fact, colluding with Russia, contrary to all the evidence that indicates otherwise.

“If you are doing X—setting fire to the Reichstag, say, or cooperating with the Kremlin to win a presidential election—you accuse your opponent of doing the thing that you’re doing,” Tomansky acknowledged.

Such double-deflections have been standard in the leftist playbook, popularized by former Hillary Clinton mentor Saul Alinsky.

For his part, Ray argued that “the current Durham probe has raised serious questions that need to be answered about whether the Clinton campaign was able to lure the FBI and intelligence community into impacting the electoral process by investigating Trump on a false premise.”

On Fox News, meanwhile, former assistant FBI director Chris Swecker suggested that there may be a long and arduous road still ahead in unraveling the criminal misconduct.

Before reaching the very top—a takedown of Hillary, herself—Durham may need to flip a number of mid-level perpetrators, he said, according to the Blue State Conservative.

Headline USA’s Ben Sellers contributed to this report.