(National Sentinel)Â Political conspiracy: Remember that time Democrats finally developed a conscience and, in doing so, were able to fulfill the party’s longstanding promise of becoming champions for regular Joe and Jane America?
Yeah, neither do we — because it hasn’t happened. And it won’t.
Democrats who swear they’ve found a “smoking gun” in the latest “Russia” brouhaha involving Donald Trump Jr. and who claim that taking a meeting with an alleged Russian government lawyer to gather opposition research on then-Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton isÂ treason are able to do so because they have short, selective memories.
Remember that so-called “dossier” gathered by an ex-British spy, Christopher Steele, that contained salacious (and bogus) allegations of Russian nefariousness by then-GOP nominee Donald J. Trump? Well, most all of the details contained in that 35-page document a) came from sources close to the Kremlin; and b) was commissioned and paid for by a Democrat-aligned firm.
As theÂ Washington Times reported:
The disinformation came in the form of a Russian-fed dossier written by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele. It contains a series of unverified criminal charges against Mr. Trumpâ€™s campaign aides, such as coordinating Moscowâ€™s hacking of Democratic Party computers.
Some Democrats have widely circulated the discredited information. Mr. Steele was paid by the Democrat-funded opposition research firm Fusion GPS with money from a Hillary Clinton backer. Fusion GPS distributed the dossier among Democrats and journalists. The information fell into the hands of the FBI, which used it in part to investigate Mr. Trumpâ€™s campaign aides.
Mr. Steele makes clear that his unproven charges came almost exclusively from sources linked to the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He identified his sources as â€œa senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure,â€ a former â€œtop level Russian intelligence officer active inside the Kremlin,â€ a â€œsenior Kremlin officialâ€ and a â€œsenior Russian government official.â€
The same Democrats who have condemned Russiaâ€™s election interference via plying fake news and hacking email servers have quoted freely from the Steele anti-Trump memos derived from creatures of the Kremlin.
In other words, there is public evidence of significant, indirect collusion between Democrats and Russian disinformation, a Trump supporter said.
â€œIf anyone colluded with the Russians, it was the Democrats,â€ a former Trump campaign adviser who asked not to be identified because of the pending investigations told the Times. â€œAfter all, theyâ€™ve routinely shopped around false claims from the debunked Steele dossier, which listed sources including senior Kremlin officials.
“If anyone should be investigated in Washington, it ought to be Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Mark Warner and their staffers,” the source said, referencing the House Intelligence Committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.;Â Sen. Mark R. Warner, Virginia Democrat and vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; and Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California, Democrat on the House intelligence panel.
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As we reported, Steele himself has admitted the dossier was bunk, and has slammed the web siteÂ Buzzfeed for publishing it earlier this year, even with the caveat that none of it could be substantiated. The Times was the first to report Steele’s revelations.
Buzzfeed has been named in a libel suit, as has Steele, filed by Russian technology company figures named in the dossier.
The Times goes on to cite numerous occasions when Democrats cited the bogus dossier to Â attack, smear or level insinuations against President Trump, his administration and especially his inner circle. The paper noted further:
One person who says he knows it is a fabrication is Russian entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev.
The dossier quotes Russian sources as saying Mr. Gubarevâ€™s technology company, XBT, used botnets to flood Democratic computers with porn and spying devices.
Mr. Gubarev is suing Mr. Steele for libel in London and is suing BuzzFeed in Florida.
In January, during an interview withÂ CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said whoever leaked the dossier in the first place deserves to spend some time behind bars.
â€œA leak like that is so significant if it came from the intelligence community, they should go to jail. If it came from the Obama administration, they should go to jail. You cannot allow the leaking of classified documents, particularly whens it goes to someoneâ€™s character. So I think this is a tragedy and Donald Trump is right to be mad,” he said.
We continue to hold out hope that someday soon the leakers will indeed be held to account.
In the meantime, don’t let the Democrats tell you they are innocent of any Russia-relatedÂ collusion. They are neck-deep in it.