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Here at Paste, we have written our fair share about the Russia collusion investigation. So much so that it would be impossible to link every piece in the space of two sentences, but we swear it’s true—Google us. We believe in the legitimacy of Robert Mueller’s investigation, and if it ends up taking down Trump (spoiler: it won’t), we won’t shed a single salty tear.

That said, there is a distinct lunatic fringe on this issue, and it makes us wildly uncomfortable that we share even the broadest political convictions with them. The batshit doyenne of the Russia militants has always been Louise Mensch, a former British MP and “journalist” who spends her days tweeting out the craziest, most unverifiable shit about the Russia case, complete with reckless accusations, while liberals desperate to see Trump removed from office retweet her at embarrassing volumes.

Today, Mensch officially went off the rails:

My sources say the death penalty, for espionage, being considered for @StevenKBannon. I am pro-life and take no pleasure in reporting this.— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) July 19, 2017
To be clear, this is absolute nonsense. If there actually is a source, the source is speaking utter bullshit, and Mensch is echoing the sentiment purely for clickbait. Essentially, her entire account is fan service for stupid liberals. Let's see if it worked…here's the first response from a verified account:

WOAH— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) July 19, 2017
Kill us. Especially kill us after reading follow-up exchanges like this:

I don't advocate for death but this attack on America is an act of war— Saint Sin (@SINcere_NYC) July 19, 2017
Yes sir. And this is not about mere alt right. Since 2010 @genflynn and @sebgorka have been agents of the Russian state with @stevenkbannon— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) July 19, 2017
As of April, Mensch had accused more than 200 people of being Russian agents, but somehow she manages to outdo herself on what seems like a daily basis. Adam Johnson, media critic, seems to have nailed it back in March:

Louise Mensch is an KGB false flag to discredit reasonable inquiry into Russian influence of the election— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) March 3, 2017
incidentally, this tweet has gone from 95% a joke to about 45% joke in the past four months https://t.co/cZb4yEHfUm— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) July 19, 2017

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