The old Steele Dossier, that pile of baseless allegation bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and then used by the Obama intelligence agencies to (illegally) spy on the opposing political party’s presidential campaign and then later launch yet another (illegal) investigation into a duly elected POTUS. The dossier is the foundation of what is likely the single greatest political scandal in this history of America and President Trump is successfully forcing the Establishment Media to discuss it (almost) honestly for the first time.
Via The Daily Caller:
Viewers of CNN and MSNBC were exposed for the first time Tuesday night to coverage that undercuts the core allegations of the infamous Steele dossier, and it’s all thanks to President Donald Trump’s tweets.
Michael Isikoff was the first to report Dossier allegations and now seriously doubts the Dossier claims. The whole Russian Collusion thing was a HOAX, but who is going to restore the good name of so many people whose reputations have been destroyed?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2018
Yahoo! News’ Michael Isikoff appeared on both networks to respond to Trump’s tweets thanking the veteran reporter for his recent comments that the dossier’s major allegations are likely false.
…The Cohen claim is perhaps the strongest and most specific allegation of collusion in the entire dossier, which was funded by the DNC and Clinton campaign. But as Isikoff asserted in the podcast, it now appears that both of the allegations “are likely false.”
“When you actually get into the details of the Steele dossier, the specific allegations, we have not seen the evidence to support them, and in fact, there is good grounds to think that some of the more sensational allegations will never be proven and are likely false,” Isikoff said.
Trump’s tweets generated interest in Isikoff’s comments, and the reporter was brought on for interviews with CNN’s Chris Cuomo and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
In both interviews, Isikoff said that while he still believes that Steele’s core allegations — that Russia meddled in the election — have panned out, he believes that it’s claims related to the Trump campaign are flimsy at best, and likely false.