While Democrats feverishly attempt to link the Trump campaign with Russia, there is actual proof that the Clinton campaign had its own unsavory ties to Russia by peddling disinformation planted by Moscow.
The disinformation in question concerns sources in Russia telling a former British spy named Christopher Steele that the Trump campaign aided the effort of Russia to hack Clinton campaign computers.
Steele had his own ties to the Clinton campaign when researching the charges via “information” given to him by Russian sources. A Clinton donor paid for Steele’s researches via Fusion GPS, a company that gathers partisan information for Democrats to use against the GOP.
After receiving the dossier, Fusion handed it immediately over to Democrats and the mainstream media.
The Clinton campaign and Democrats peddled the supposed criminal activities their opponents engaged in with help from the Kremlin that resulted in Trump’s victory.
The campaign both used the “information” in the dossier for dirt on Trump, but were aided in this endeavor by their propaganda arm, the mainstream media. Based on information from Steele himself, they were peddling information they knew to be unreliable at best, false at worst.
From the beginning, Steele asserted that the charges of collusion between the Russians and Trump were unconfirmed, and came exclusively from Russian sources. He identified them as “a senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure,” a former “top level Russian intelligence officer active inside the Kremlin,” a “senior Kremlin official” and a “senior Russian government official.”
Steele condemned partisan use of the dossier by Democrats, stating that the dossier should never have been publicized by the Clinton campaign, and the hyper-partisan operatives at Fusion GPS should not have circulated it among reporters and Democrats.
Steele’s assertions, voiced publicly to protect him from libel charges, were publicly known to Democrats. Nevertheless, they continued using the “false dossier” as ammunition against then-candidate Trump. The press release by the campaign entitled “Hillary for America Statement on Bombshell Report About Trump Aide’s Chilling Ties to Kremlin” says it all.
Democrats serving on a House Committee tasked with investigating supposed Russian hacking in the presidential election echoed the accusations by the Clinton campaign rather than noting the dossier’s lack of verification.
“I want to take a moment to turn to the Christopher Steele dossier, which was first mentioned in the media just before the election and published in full by media outlets in January. My focus today is to explore how many claims within Steele’s dossier are looking more and more likely, as accurate,” Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said.
Castro added that Steele “is not someone who doesn’t know how to run a source and not someone without contacts. The allegations it raises about President Trump’s campaign aides’ connections to Russians, when overlaid with known established facts and timelines from the 2016 campaign, are very revealing.”
Former officials in the Clinton campaign continue to use the “information” in the dossier that they knew was deemed untrustworthy from the beginning by the person who reported it, once again proving that Democrats are hoping that the public will believe what makes a good story even if it completely false.