The hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo was very popular ahead of the release of the FISA memo alleging surveillance abuses prior to the 2016 election. Former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes thinks it was all the work of a few right-wingers in the U.S. working hand-in-hand with Russia, all with the help of Fox News:
Congratulations to Fox News and its fellow right-wing media travelers for your collaboration with Putin's Russia to promote anti-American conspiracy theories: https://t.co/iq5NoJRXaZ
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) February 7, 2018
As usual, Rhodes’ level of self-awareness about Russia is quite low:
Russian reset? Refusal to arm Ukraine. Outsourcing Syria to Russia. 1980s called and want their FP. BTW, you owe Romney an apology https://t.co/NJ4IDVTI45
— John Brooks (@Jbroks86) February 7, 2018
Like removing GBI from Poland.
Having "flexibility" after the election.
"The 80s called, they want their foreign policy back"
Letting Russia cheat on a nuke treaty.
Outsourcing Syria policy to them.
Ignoring Russia election meddling until it was too late. https://t.co/MOceufYru2
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) February 7, 2018
And remember Obama’s “more flexibility” hot mic moment with Medvedev?
Rhodes sure has a lot of chutzpah to accuse others of not being tough enough on Russia.
Fewer than 0.36% of the accounts tweeting #ReleaseTheMemo were based in Russia. The rest were concentrated in the U.S.
The only consistent pattern here is an obsession to undermine and invalidate a genuine desire for answers, which we're going to get, one way or the other. https://t.co/ehzAWdjjdC
— McFeels (@JMcfeels) February 7, 2018
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS AND HILARIOUS AT THE SAME TIME. ?? https://t.co/Z3LTuIDCco
— Mike (@Fuctupmind) February 7, 2018
You delivered pallets of cash to a state sponsor of terror that was holding Americans hostage. Maybe just stop talking. https://t.co/NrKfcD2ntm
— Kyle Shideler (@ShidelerK) February 7, 2018
Gosh Ben, Betting you thought your admin owned hashtags, huh?
What ever happened to Ukraine?
How about those poor girls in Boko Haram?
Personal favorite was Gaza favoritism while they rocketed Israel.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) February 7, 2018
That was some funny criticism coming from a former member of the hashtag-happy Obama administration.