Americans have been waiting for more than a year to see proof that wild-and-crazy allegations made by a former British spy in a “dossier” aimed at ensnaring then-GOP presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump, in a scandal, were true.
We’re still waiting. And my bet is, we’ll be waiting until hell freezes over because there is no evidence that Trump and Russia “colluded” to “steal the election” from the most corrupt presidential contender ever, “crooked” Hillary Clinton.
What’s more, as reported by The Washington Times, the FBI — the very agency that likely used the dossier to justify obtaining a FISA court warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign (on behalf of Clinton and her pal Obama, no doubt) — won’t repudiate the dossier, even though officials have confirmed that they can’t substantiate the collusion allegations.
(Then why is Robert Mueller still ‘investigating’ said collusion?)
The Times noted that sources familiar with House and Senate probes say that this is currently the bureau’s talking point some 17 months after agents first received a briefing of the collusion allegations in July 2016.
The most recent and high-profile FBI official to ask about the dossier’s contents was Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who spent a marathon eight hours before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence last week to answer questions about, in part, the dossier, and the bureau’s blatant anti-Trump bias.
The Times noted:
Republicans believe they have unearthed a scandal inside the bureau’s top echelons over its determination to target Trump associates based on flimsy evidence and improper Justice Department contacts.
Republican committee members pressed Mr. McCabe about a dossier that was financed by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign based on gossip-tinged information from paid, unidentified Kremlin operatives.
Sources said that McCabe would not criticize the 35-page document which is full of outrageous and salacious charges, including that Trump once rented out the presidential suite at a top Moscow hotel where President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had previously stayed, then hired prostitutes to engage in a “golden shower” on the bed (to urinate on it, in other words).
That said, McCabe did acknowledge that the dossier’s contents remain largely unsubstantiated (the author of the dossier, British spy, Christopher Steele, has himself downplayed its significance and accuracy).
But, sources told The Times, to admit as much would be ‘embarassing’ to the bureau — and, well, we can’t have that, now can we? Because after all, the FBI’s reputation is much more important than protecting the legitimacy and sanctity of a duly-elected president. (Related: Trump “dossier” creator Christopher Steele BACKING OFF claims prez is linked to RUSSIA as he faces libel lawsuit.)
After all, if FBI agents used the dossier to seek a FISA court warrant, that would mean that they based their decision to spy on a rival political campaign on a lie.
The Times noted that other news outlets, including Fox News and the Washington Examiner, reported that Republicans on the Intelligence Committee asked McCabe what parts of the dossier had actually been confirmed. The retiring deputy director replied that the only “collusion-related” portion was that Trump campaign volunteer, Carter Page, went to Moscow in July of 2016.
And oh, by the way, Page has filed suit against Yahoo News and HuffPo for slander, charging that the outlets libeled him by repeating accusations in the dossier that he met with two Kremlin figures in an attempt to negotiate an end to U.S. sanctions. He’s seeking $75,000 in damages for those “false charges.”
“Let’s remember a couple of things about the dossier,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said last week. “The Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign, which we now know were one and the same, paid the law firm who paid Fusion GPS who paid Christopher Steele who then paid Russians to put together a report that we call a dossier full of all kinds of fake news, National Enquirer garbage and it’s been reported that this dossier was all dressed up by the FBI, taken to the FISA court and presented as a legitimate intelligence document — that it became the basis for a warrant to spy on Americans.”
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