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Or how about when Barack Obama gave Iran, the number one state sponsor of terrorism, nearly a half a billion dollars in cash by the dark of night? Who can forget Hillary Clinton giggling while handing Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a toy reset button? Not to mention Obama&rsquo;s &ldquo;hot mic&rdquo; moment when he whispered to then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have &ldquo;more flexibility&rdquo; after the 2012 presidential election.<br />\n Liberals have obviously failed this test so Democrats can spare me the crocodile tears and go find a real issue to campaign on.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:<br />\n I am tired of hearing about Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The Mueller probe has gone on far too long without any convincing evidence or even any leaks of any direct proof. I don&rsquo;t doubt Russia tried to interfere, but espionage has been going on since Biblical times so I&rsquo;m not surprised.&nbsp;Am I off base? &mdash; Simple Simon<br />\n Dear Simple:&nbsp;<br />\n Do I believe Russia meddled? Yes. Do I believe Trump colluded with Russia? No. Russia has meddled in U.S affairs my entire life and beyond.<br />\n What I find interesting is that no one will say exactly what Russia did to affect the outcome of the 2016 election, just that they &ldquo;meddled&rdquo; to hurt Hillary Clinton. There&rsquo;s no proof the Russians meddled to favor Donald Trump. It&rsquo;s also known Russia or someone else also tried to hack into the GOP computers on a phishing expedition but it was the Democrats dumb enough, to fall for it.<br />\n Here&rsquo;s my theory: If it is true that the Russians hacked into the DNC computers, I don&rsquo;t believe they did it to push the election in Donald Trump&rsquo;s favor. I believe they did it to effect Hillary as president because Putin thought she would win and the Soviets, uh I mean Russians, wanted some &ldquo;influence&rdquo; in her administration.<br />\n Despite the truth being readily available, the media and Democrats continue to run with the misleading narrative that Russia colluded and interfered to the point of changing the election results. Would somebody please end this ridiculousness?</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:<br />\n The Democrats have concocted a new campaign slogan for this year&rsquo;s midterm elections. &ldquo;For the People&rdquo; is so lame while trying to sound so magnanimous because who couldn&rsquo;t be for the people? Will it work? &mdash; Georgia Rae in Atlanta<br />\n Dear Georgia:<br />\n If by &ldquo;will it work&rdquo; you mean will it fit on a bumper sticker, then yes it will work. 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Helsinki, meddling, Dems’ new slogan

DEAR MARK: July 20, 2018

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