In an interview with Fox media outlet (on the Lou Dobbs tonight program), member of the US House of Representatives Devin Nunes, a senior member of House Intelligence Committee, revealed the FBI’s secret source for the discredited ‘Steele Dossier’.
As RussiaGate winds down for all but the most fanatical conspiracy theorists, attention is shifting to how the hoax was constructed and by whom, and to who else knew about the scheme and when.
It has been clear for some time that the Obama-Comey FBI and Justice Department never had anything more substantial than the ‘Steele dossier’ to justify the “counterintelligence” investigation against the Trump campaign. Yet incessant leaks from that supposedly confidential probe wound up consuming the Trump administration’s first months in office — followed by the Bob Mueller-led special counsel investigation that confirmed the “total witch hunt” as President Trump described it.
Information released as the Justice Department dropped its charges against General Mike Flynn showed that President Barack Obama, in his final days in office, played a key role in perpetuating the scandal. Fully briefed on the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation, he knew the FBI had come up with nothing despite months of work starting in July 2016.
Nonetheless, the Obama administration went on a full-scale leak offensive — handing the Washington Post, New York Times and others a nonstop torrent of “anonymous” allegations of Trump ties to Moscow. It insinuated that the investigations were finding compelling evidence on Team Trump — when in fact the investigators had found nothing. LINK
Other documents have shown that the FBI was aware that the infamous dossier used as a pretext to spy on President Donald Trump’s campaign was unreliable, and that the New York Times published false information about the ‘Russiagate’ probe. LINK
Commenting on the latest detailed investigations and hearings conducted by the congressional committee, Nunes (a member of the Republican party) stated that the Brookings Institute was involved in the production, the dissemination and the defence of the Steele Dossier.
The whole story was made up and the FBI knew about it. The dossier was described by the congressman as a ‘hit piece’, and the president of the Brookings Institute was personally involved in the matter, regularly exchanging text messages with Christopher Steele, the author of the report. There was no Russian informer or agent involved, there were no cloak and dagger superspies, the whole affair was invented by a few creatures from the swamp and subsequently pushed by the FBI, the Justice Department and the White House to discredit Trump and favour the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
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