Some of Donald Trump’s chief advisors appear to be more interested in damaging their longtime nemesis, Hillary Clinton, than getting the Republican presidential nominee elected.
In his latest video posted on GQ, Keith Olbermann demonstrated the links between Trump’s presidential campaign and the so-called right-wing conspiracy that tried — and failed — to bring down Bill and Hillary Clinton in the 1990s.
“While certainly they want to defeat Hillary, relitigating the Bill Clinton legacy for the 4,000th time and beating her up and beating him up is almost as satisfying,” Olbermann said.
Olbermann recalled conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, who he was dating at the time, explaining what he needed to know in 1998 about the “vast right-wing conspiracy” working to bring down President Bill Clinton.
Ingraham showed him a fax machine, where rumors and allegations were disseminated and then injected into the media conversation by Matt Drudge.
She explained there were only about a dozen conspirators involved, including pollster and opposition researcher Kellyanne Fitzpatrick and disgraced political investigator David Bossie.
Fitzpatrick went on to marry attorney George Conway, who had represented Paula Jones in her lawsuit against Bill Clinton, and Bossie became the director of the conservative Citizens United activist group.
They now serve as Trump’s campaign manager and deputy campaign manager — and Olbermann suspects the real estate developer and former reality TV star might be something of a victim in their ongoing efforts to destroy the Clintons.
“There are two things to understand,” Olbermann said. “When Hillary Clinton said there was a vast right-wing conspiracy to undermine her husband, she was wrong. It wasn’t vast, but it sure had stamina, even as its public faces like Newt Gingrich committed career suicide trying to lay the Clintons low. It stayed alive, often underground, until the opportunity arose for a comeback — you know, like Dracula.”
“That’s the second thing to understand,” Olbermann continued. “That opportunity was Donald Trump. He probably doesn’t even realize it, but now you do, and in this part of this nightmare journey Trump is actually something of a victim. Sure, Ingram and Conway and Bossie and Drudge and the others would like to see him elected, but if he crashes and burns and ruins his businesses and has to leave the country in disgrace and goes into the history books as the man who tried to replace the government of the United States with a dictatorship with a bad combover — hey, at least they scuffed Hillary up again. And a President Hillary means they can get the band back together and spend the next four years conspiring against her. They got what they wanted.”
Watch the entire segment posted online by GQ: