(National Sentinel)Â House of Cards: The creation of the now-infamous “Trump dossier” containing information fed to a former British spy by Russian operatives and the fact that Hillary Clinton’s campaign helped pay for it means that indeed thereÂ was “Russian collusion” in last year’s election.
The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS to create the dossier. The firm then contracted with former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, who assembled the dossier.
“The irony: Virtually all of Mr. Steeleâ€™s sources are Russian, meaning Democrats have been indirectly colluding with Moscow disinformation to bash the Trump team for purportedly doing the same thing,” the Times noted.
The dossier began making its rounds in Washington, D.C., and NYC political and media circles in June 2016, but none of its core collusion charges against Trump have been proven. What’s more, there hasn’t been any confirmation by public pronouncement or congressional leak from either of Congress’ two intelligence committees or from special counsel Robert Mueller validating those charges.
“That did not stop the Clinton campaign from attacking Mr. Trump,” the Times wrote. “Neither has it stopped congressional Democrats, especially members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, from reading the dossierâ€™s sensational charges into the Congressional Record and on the network news. Based on the dossier, they publicly accused people of felonies while knowing the document remained unverified.”
“It also did not matter that the Democratsâ€™ targets â€” Carter Page, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and the president, to name a few â€” all called the dossier fiction,” the Times reported.
Or that veteranÂ Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward called the document “garbage” or that former CIA acting Director Michael Morell said that the gossip contained in the dossier came from paid Kremlin figures who would say anything for a dollar.
Or that three people accused of crimes in the dossier have filed libel lawsuits.
â€œAs reasonable, intelligent people have understood for some time, the â€˜Dodgy Dossierâ€™ was nothing more than a political stunt designed to undermine the Trump campaign and damage the â€˜deplorableâ€™ members of the Trump movement who supported it,â€ Mr. Page, who has filed a lawsuit, told The Washington Times.
The news siteÂ Buzzfeed, without substantiating anything in the dossier, published it in full. That site is also now being sued.
â€œIf voters knew the truth in early November 2016, which they began to more fully understand this week regarding the actual interference in last yearâ€™s election, President Trumpâ€™s victory would have unquestionably exceeded 400 [votes] in the Electoral College,â€ said Mr. Page.
Nevertheless, Democrats and many in “the Left-wing press” continue to vouch for the dossier, “some to this day,” the Times noted.
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