46 million reasons Hillary’s “election interference” allegation is a myth

46 million reasons Hillary’s “election interference” allegation is a myth, by Daniel Greenfield.

136,639,786 people voted in the 2016 election. 46 million of those votes were cast in swing states. An estimated $2.65 billion was spent on the presidential race.

The United States of America has the world’s biggest free and open elections. And also the most expensive elections. It would be easier for a foreign country to invade America than rig an election.

There’s a reason that Russian activity in 2016 is described as “election interference” rather than a more definitive term. Despite the comparisons to Pearl Harbor and 9/11, there’s no remote evidence that what happened influenced the outcome. But the Japanese didn’t “interfere” in Pearl Harbor. Nor did Muslim terrorists “interfere” with the World Trade Center and the thousands of people in the towers.

Interference is a weasel word, implying and inferring, rather than defining what really happened. …

The Russians have been conducting influence operations in this country for a century. … The Clintons and their allies warped an influence effort into election interference.

But while Mueller can find evidence of Russian influence efforts, he can’t and won’t be able to prove that these efforts altered the outcome of the election. Or that they were even a deliberate campaign to change the outcome.

The gap between what Mueller can do and what the Clintons have trained the Democrats to want will break the investigation. Hillary Clinton’s self-defeating lies have set up Mueller and his people to fail. … No matter how much money Mueller spends or how many prosecutors he hires, he can’t save Hillary. …

The longer the Mueller investigation drags on, the higher the expectations for its outcome grow. Like Madoff, Mueller is trapped in an investigative pyramid scheme that he can never deliver on. And so all he can do is keep growing the pyramid, branch it out and drag it on for as long as humanly possible.

hat-tip Stephen Neil