FAKE. FAKE. FAKE.
That was the Obama-era Deep State operation whereby a manufactured (and now infamous) “Trump dossier” was bought and paid for, at least in part, by Obama and Clinton-linked operatives in order to provide legal cover to weaponized the investigative arm of the federal government against the opposition party presidential opponent – one Donald J. Trump.
Byran York of the Washington Examiner put it this way today:
…Steele continued to file dossier reports to the Clinton campaign and, apparently, to the FBI during the July-August-September-October time frame — in other words, the period leading up to the November 8 presidential election. There were reports dated July 30; August 5, 10, and 22; September 14; and October 12, 18, 19, and 20.
The challenge — for Steele and for Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that hired him with funding from the Clinton campaign — was to get the dossier’s charges out in public, where they might influence the presidential race.
As the election approached, the Clinton campaign, through Fusion GPS, directed Steele to give the dossier information to a few journalists. At the “end of September,” and again in October, according to British court papers, Steele personally briefed reporters from the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, the New Yorker, and Yahoo.
One day earlier, on October 30, Harry Reid tried again to push the information into public view with a letter to Comey stating that the FBI possessed “explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his advisors, and the Russian government.”
Of course, Comey knew what the FBI possessed. The point of Reid’s letter was to get it out in public as the election approached. Again, there was some attention paid, but November 8 came and went without Americans excitedly discussing something called the Trump dossier.
…What is absolutely clear is that, beyond any investigation, the dossier has proven enormously useful politically to the president’s adversaries. At that House Intelligence Committee hearing on March 20, 2017, for example, at which Comey announced the existence of the investigation, Democrats spent a lot of time raising very specific allegations from the dossier. Carter Page’s name was mentioned 28 times, and Sechin’s 11 times. Comey said he could not discuss the allegations in public. But Democrats made the dossier a centerpiece of their case against Trump.
Now the moving parts, as far as the dossier is concerned, are the Mueller investigation and Congress. With Mueller, it’s impossible to determine whether he is using the dossier and if so, in what way. For its part, Congress is trying to uncover the dossier story — what did the FBI do to try to verify it? Did agents use it as a basis for seeking wiretaps? — but getting information out of the FBI, as well as Fusion GPS, has been like pulling teeth, even after a House subpoena.
Ultimately more will become public. But if the past months have shown anything, it is that the FBI will not reveal its secrets, even to its legitimate congressional overseers, without a fight.
Likely every leading member of Congress knew the source of funding for the false Trump dossier came from the Clinton camp and the Obama/Comey FBI. It also cannot be emphasized enough how James Comey used a document funded in part by the FBI to justify wiretaps against private citizens linked to the Trump campaign. That alone is many times more illegal than anything that took place during Watergate. The Obama White House, the Clinton campaign, and the Comey FBI appear to all have been leaking the false Trump dossier to trusted media sources who also likely knew that is was a complete fabrication/political hit piece.
Bryan York’s report further emphasizes that among the D.C. power structure there really is no difference between “Democrat” and “Republican” – they are all Establishment working against the interests of the American people.
The war to take back the country continues.