When the news first broke of Hillary’s campaign paying for the now infamous “Russian Dossier” I knew it was big… but I don’t think it had quite dawned on me HOW big it was.
This isn’t big folks, this is HUGE. This is every piece of garbage that has spewed out of every Democrat’s mouth splashing them right back in their faces HUGE. This is changing the game HUGE.
This is RUSSIAN COLLUSION.
The left has been digging this “Russian Collusion” grave for over a year.
Now we’ve come to realize it’s their own.
This is coming from the EDITORIAL BOARD, folks. This is not some flimsy op-ed. This is the WSJ’s official stance.
It turns out that Russia has sown distrust in the U.S. political system—aided and abetted by the Democratic Party, and perhaps the FBI. This is an about-face from the dominant media narrative of the last year, and it requires a full investigation.
The Washington Post revealed Tuesday that the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee jointly paid for that infamous “dossier” full of Russian disinformation against Donald Trump. They filtered the payments through a U.S. law firm (Perkins Coie), which hired the opposition-research hit men at Fusion GPS. Fusion in turn tapped a former British spook, Christopher Steele, to compile the allegations, which are based largely on anonymous, Kremlin-connected sources.
Strip out the middlemen, and it appears that Democrats paid for Russians to compile wild allegations about a U.S. presidential candidate. Did someone say “collusion”?
Yes. We said it. They’re saying it. Collusion. Between Russia and the DEMOCRATS.
This news is all the more explosive because the DNC and Clinton campaign hid their role, even amid the media furor after BuzzFeed published the Steele dossier in January. Reporters are now saying that Clinton campaign officials lied to them about their role in the dossier. Current DNC Chair Tom Perez and former Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz deny knowing about the dossier arrangement, but someone must have known.
They knew. Why have Congressional Democrats been SO KEEN to protect Fusion? Why did “two of Fusion’s cofounders invoked their Fifth Amendment rights last week rather than answer House Intelligence Committee questions.” Why did file a federal lawsuit on Friday to block committee subpoenas of its bank records?
Because they’re all in on it. That’s why.
The more troubling question is whether the FBI played a role, even if inadvertently, in assisting a Russian disinformation campaign. We know the agency possessed the dossier in 2016, and according to media reports it debated paying Mr. Steele to continue his work in the runup to the election.
This occurred while former FBI Director James Comey was ramping up his probe into supposed ties between the Trump campaign and Russians.
Two pertinent questions: Did the dossier trigger the FBI probe of the Trump campaign, and did Mr. Comey or his agents use it as evidence to seek wiretapping approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Trump campaign aides?
I have chills. This is real. This is really happening in our country. This is huge.
All of this also raises questions about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The Fusion news means the FBI’s role in Russia’s election interference must now be investigated—even as the FBI and Justice insist that Mr. Mueller’s probe prevents them from cooperating with Congressional investigators.
Mr. Mueller is a former FBI director, and for years he worked closely with Mr. Comey. It is no slur against Mr. Mueller’s integrity to say that he lacks the critical distance to conduct a credible probe of the bureau he ran for a dozen years. He could best serve the country by resigning to prevent further political turmoil over that conflict of interest.
MUELLER NEEDS TO RESIGN. NOW.
Wow…. just… wow.