Robert Mueller thought he had Donald Trump cornered.

He indicted two former Trump-campaign aides, and his allies in the anti-Trump media painted a picture of Russia working hand-in-glove with the Trump campaign to rig the election.

But one bombshell has proven to be Robert Mueller’s worst nightmare.

One of the accepted media “facts” about the 2016 election is that Russia weighed in on the election in order to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Obama’s intelligence community determined it was payback for Clinton criticizing Russia’s 2011 elections.

The evidence for this was a meager $100,000 ad buy on Facebook that ran from 2015 to 2017.

Critics of the fake news that the media spread pointed out that Moscow’s goal was to sow discord among the electorate, and not elect Donald Trump.

Afterall, Trump’s platform of deregulating American energy and building up the military ran counter to the Kremlin’s goals.

The critics proved to be correct when tech giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter testified before a Senate committee.

They revealed that after the election, the Russian ads immediately began to attack the legitimacy of Trump’s victory in an effort to undermine him.

Politico reports:

“Top lawyers from Facebook and Twitter said Tuesday that Russian-linked posts and advertisements placed on the social networks after Election Day sought to sow doubt about President Donald Trump’s victory.

Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch told a Senate Judiciary panel that content generated by a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency after Nov. 8 centered on “fomenting discord about the validity of his [Trump’s] election.” That’s a change from Russia’s pre-election activity, which was largely centered on trying to denigrate Hillary Clinton, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a January report.

“During the election, they were trying to create discord between Americans, most of it directed against Clinton. After the election you saw Russian-tied groups and organizations trying to undermine President Trump’s legitimacy. Is that what you saw on Facebook?” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked at the hearing.

Stretch and his Twitter counterpart, Sean Edgett, called that an “accurate” statement.

The disclosure opened up a new wrinkle in the continuing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which has increasingly focused on the role of the biggest internet companies. Tuesday’s hearing marks the first time Facebook, Google and Twitter have testified publicly about what they’ve learned about Kremlin meddling on their platforms in the presidential campaign. The companies face additional lawmaker scrutiny Wednesday with back-to-back hearings by the Senate and House Intelligence committees.

James Lewis, an international cyber policy expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the revelation about Russian anti-Trump activity on social media post-election fits with typical Kremlin information warfare efforts.

 “Their goal is to create confusion and dissent. The target is the U.S. and NATO, not any particular candidate. They just want chaos,” Lewis said. “It went from being a grudge match against Clinton to what they thought was a priceless opportunity to inflict harm.”

This startling revelation continues to unravel the collusion narrative.

If Russia was going to attack either candidate who won, then colluding with one candidate makes no sense.

The collusion narrative was always built on a shaky foundation.

Now it has completely collapsed.