Hillary Clinton Lied, Paid For "Trump Dossier"

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What was previously widely suspected has now been confirmed. In its latest bombshell report that - for once - doesn’t include some nefarious allegations of wrongdoing or incompetence involving President Donald Trump or members of his administration, the Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign jointly financed the creation of the infamous “Trump dossier," which helped inspire the launch of the floundering investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians.

Though neither the DNC nor the Clinton campaign worked directly with former British spy Christopher Steele as he compiled the document, the fact that Democrats funded the dossier – which includes information primarily gleaned from sources in Russia – ironically suggests the Democrats indirectly leveraged Russian sources to try and spread information of dubious veracity about a political opponent to try and sway an election.

Sound familiar?  

Even though the scandalous accusations contained within the dossier weren’t made public until after the vote, presumably waiting to see what foot the shoe would end up on, this would’ve provided serious grist for the collusion narrative, which we imagine would’ve been stretched to include the entire Republican establishment as accomplices.

While it’s impossible to determine exactly how much money was spent on the dossier, the Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie – the law firm of Clinton superattorney Marc Elias - $5.6 million in legal fees from June 2015 to December 2016, according to campaign finance records, and the DNC paid the firm $3.6 million in “legal and compliance consulting’’ since Nov. 2015. Some of that money was presumably used to pay for the dossier.

Fusion GPS’s work researching Trump began during the Republican presidential primaries when an unidentified GOP donor reportedly hired the firm to dig into Trump’s background. The Republicans who were involved in the early stages of Fusion’s efforts have not yet been identified. Fusion GPS did not start off looking at Trump’s Russia ties, but quickly realized that those relationships would be a fruitful place to start, WaPo reported.

Steele previously worked in Russia for British intelligence. The dossier, which was primarily compiled in Moscow, is a compilation of reports Steele prepared for Fusion. Allegations contained in the dossier included claims the Russian government collected compromising information about Trump and the Kremlin was engaged in an active effort to assist his campaign for president.

Fusion turned over Steele’s reports and other research documents to Elias, and it’s unclear how much of it he shared with the campaign.

The revelation about who funded the dossier comes just days after Trump tweeted that the FBI and DOJ should publicly reveal who hired Fusion GPS. And lo and behold, that information has now been made public.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Dunes has tried to compel Fusion’s founders to disclose who paid for the dossier, but all three of them pled the fifth during public testimony last week. Nunes has also tried subpoenaing the firm’s bank records.

The most salacious accusations contained in the dossier have not been verified, and may never be. Still, after the election, the FBI agreed to pay Steele to continue gathering intelligence about Trump and Russia, but the bureau pulled out of the arrangement after Steele was publicly identified in news reports. Officials also decided to withhold information from the dossier in an intelligence community report published in January alleging that Russian entities had tried to sway the US election on behalf of the Russian government.

Of course, we still don’t know who leaked the dossier to Buzzfeed and CNN back in January. John McCain – one of the primary suspects – has repeatedly denied it, and Fusion GPS has said in court documents that it didn’t share the document with Buzzfeed. However, we do known that in early January, then-FBI Director James B. Comey presented a two-page summary of Steele’s dossier to President Barack Obama and President-elect Trump.

It therefore strongly suggests that it was the FBI that was instrumental in spreading the dossier to the media, most of which was too embarrassed to publish it until Buzzfeed came along and did it... for the clicks.

So to summarize:

  • Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid to uncover and package dirt, whether factual or not, on Trump which eventually found its way in the Trump dossier
  • In doing so, the Clintons and the DNC were effectively collaborating with "deep" sources, both among the UK spy apparatus and inside Russia
  • Once Trump won, the FBI was instrumental in "leaking" the dossier to the mainstream media and select still unknown recipients (the same way Comey "leaked" his personal notebooks just a few months later, following his termination, to launch a probe of Trump).
  • The former head of the FBI who was supposed to probe Clinton's State Department - and the Clinton Foundation - for a bribery and kickback scheme involving Russia’s U.S. nuclear business, is now investigating Trump for Russia collusion instead

But wait, it gets better: as Ken Vogel, formerly the chief investigative reporter at Politico and currently at the NY Times just reported, "When I tried to report this story, Clinton campaign lawyer @marceelias pushed back vigorously, saying "You (or your sources) are wrong."

Another NYT reporter, Maggie Haberman, confirmed as much saying "Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year", and by folks she ultimately means Hillary Clinton herself.

Which in light of the latest news suggests that Clinton was lying, which is not surprising, especially when considering the recent "revelations" that the Clintons may themselves have been involved in collusion with Russia over the infamous uranium deal.

Which brings us to the questionable role played by the FBI in all of this, and ultimately, the role still being played by Robert Mueller. Here is the WSJ,

Let’s give plausible accounts of the known facts, then explain why demands that Robert Mueller recuse himself from the Russia investigation may not be the fanciful partisan grandstanding you imagine.

 

Here’s a story consistent with what has been reported in the press—how reliably reported is uncertain. Democratic political opponents of Donald Trump financed a British former spook who spread money among contacts in Russia, who in turn over drinks solicited stories from their supposedly “connected” sources in Moscow. If these people were really connected in any meaningful sense, then they made sure the stories they spun were consistent with the interests of the regime, if not actually scripted by the regime. The resulting Trump dossier then became a factor in Obama administration decisions to launch an FBI counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign, and after the election to trumpet suspicions of Trump collusion with Russia.

 

We know of a second, possibly even more consequential way the FBI was effectively a vehicle for Russian meddling in U.S. politics. Authoritative news reports say FBI chief James Comey’s intervention in the Hillary Clinton email matter was prompted by a Russian intelligence document that his colleagues suspected was a Russian plant.

 

OK, Mr. Mueller was a former close colleague and leader but no longer part of the FBI when these events occurred. This may or may not make him a questionable person to lead a Russia-meddling investigation in which the FBI’s own actions are necessarily a concern.  But now we come to the Rosatom disclosures last week in The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress.

 

Here’s another story as plausible as we can make it based on credible reporting. After the Cold War, in its own interest, the U.S. wanted to build bridges to the Russian nuclear establishment. The Putin government, for national or commercial purposes, agreed and sought to expand its nuclear business in the U.S.

Ah yes, the Clinton's own Russia collusion narrative which recently emerged to the surface and which as of today is being investigated by the House:

The purchase and consolidation of certain assets were facilitated by Canadian entrepreneurs who gave large sums to the Clinton Foundation, and perhaps arranged a Bill Clinton speech in Moscow for $500,000. A key transaction had to be approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

 

Now we learn that, before and during these transactions, the FBI had uncovered a bribery and kickback scheme involving Russia’s U.S. nuclear business, and also received reports of Russian officials seeking to curry favor through donations to the Clinton Foundation

 

This criminal activity was apparently not disclosed to agencies vetting the 2010 transfer of U.S. commercial nuclear assets to Russia. The FBI made no move to break up the scheme until long after the transaction closed. Only five years later, the Justice Department, in 2015, disclosed a plea deal with the Russian perpetrator so quietly that its significance was missed until The Hill reported on the FBI investigation last week.

As the WSJ correctly notes, "for anyone who cares to look, the real problem here is that the FBI itself is so thoroughly implicated in the Russia meddling story."

Which then shifts the focus to the person who was, and again is, in charge of it all: former FBI director, and current special prosecutor Robert Mueller:

The agency, when Mr. Mueller headed it, soft-pedaled an investigation highly embarrassing to Mrs. Clinton as well as the Obama Russia reset policy. More recently, if just one of two things is true—Russia sponsored the Trump Dossier, or Russian fake intelligence prompted Mr. Comey’s email intervention—then Russian operations, via their impact on the FBI, influenced and continue to influence our politics in a way far more consequential than any Facebook ad, the preoccupation of John McCain, who apparently cannot behold a mountain if there’s a molehill anywhere nearby.

 

Which means that Mr. Mueller has the means, motive and opportunity to obfuscate and distract from matters embarrassing to the FBI, while pleasing a large part of the political spectrum. He need only confine his focus to the flimsy, disingenuous but popular (with the media) accusation that the shambolic Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.

 

Mr. Mueller’s tenure may not have bridged the two investigations, but James Comey’s, Rod Rosenstein’s , Andrew Weissmann’s , and Andrew McCabe’s did. Mr. Rosenstein appointed Mr. Mueller as special counsel. Mr. Weissmann now serves on Mr. Mueller’s team. Mr. McCabe remains deputy FBI director. All were involved in the nuclear racketeering matter and the Russia meddling matter.

The punchline: it's not the Clintons that should be looked at, at least not at first - their time will come. It's the FBI:

By any normal evidentiary, probative or journalistic measure, the big story here is the FBI—its politicized handling of Russian matters, and not competently so. To put it bluntly, whatever its hip-pocket rationales along the way, the FBI would not have so much to cover up now if it had not helped give us Mrs. Clinton as Democratic nominee and then, in all likelihood, inadvertently helped Mr. Trump to the presidency.

We eagerly look forward to Trump's furious tweetstorm once he learns of all of this... and how long before he fires Mueller, in this case with cause.

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Ecclesia Militans's picture

I am shocked, SHOCKED

yrad's picture

I'm starting to see a pattern with the Clintons and "lying"

Anyone else?

SHEEPFUKKER's picture

They are all liars, murderers and rapists, but lock her up anyway just for fun. 

J S Bach's picture

More "tremendous implications" as to her guilt!  More "smoking guns".  More treason.

But, no justice.

NoDebt's picture

OK, I'm for skipping the trial and getting straight to the punishment.  Who's with me?

If we find out later this wasn't true... it's still OK.

 

knukles's picture

I love it when they eat their own.

Dormouse's picture

They're going to sacrifice Her.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Oh, dear... A congressional investigation of this might take place.

Look out Hillary(!).  LOL!

Witnesses called: None

Subpeonas issued: None

Charges recommended: None

(yawn...)

Stuck on Zero's picture

If I were the Fusion guys I wouldn't be walking around alone tonight. Remember Seth Rich.

El Oregonian's picture

These people are all in-laws, outlaws, inbreeds, Reptilians, and deep swamp creatures.

All joined at the hip.

overbet's picture

Who is the republican involved?

 

McCain, Kasich or Jeb?

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

The significance here is that the WSJ and the WaahPoo, both reliable megaphones of TPTB status quo, are spelling out the what, when, who, and why of this whole mess, and in a way that not only exposes the Clinton Mob, but the DOJ/FBI as well.

Something big has happened behind the scenes for WSJ/WP to have dusted off the old journalism manuals.

Got The Wrong No's picture

Satan has left the building. It must be time for for Hillary to cash in her chips. She has been Wassermaned. 

IH8OBAMA's picture

Doesn't this shit just piss you off?

 

Luc X. Ifer's picture

This is blatant obscene treasonous subversive activity - this must be called as such and all the actors sent to Guantanamo for life.

JSBach1's picture

Maybe there was something prophetic in what Hillary said:

"If that f*cking bastard ever wins we'll all hang from nooses"

https://youtu.be/--3N6rIdVnw

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Suddenly 'Guantanamo vacations' or 'Guantanamo long term care homes for seniors' aren't anymore just figures of speech:)

RAT005's picture

At this point, what difference does it make?

CuttingEdge's picture

Tucker Carlson dropped a HUGE bombshell last night on his show which has been largely uncovered here and elsewhere. Highly significant lubrication...

Fox has someone senior from inside Podesta's company singing like a bird about PedoBrosInc's involvement with Russia and the CF and the State Department. I would urge watching the first 13 minutes (until the Hillary twat turns up and makes a cunt of himself - repeatedly).

Took Red Pill's picture

Bill lied too and not just the sex stuff;

An excerpt from President Clinton's speech 8-20-1998 concerning the attacks on Afghanistan and Sudan.

"THE PRESIDENT:

Good afternoon. Today I ordered our Armed Forces to strike at terrorist-related facilities in Afghanistan and Sudan because of the imminent threat they presented to our national security.

I want to speak with you about the objective of this action and why it was necessary. Our target was terror. Our mission was clear -- to strike at the network of radical groups affiliated with and funded by Osama bin Laden, perhaps the preeminent organizer and financier of international terrorism in the world today.

The groups associated with him come from diverse places, but share a hatred for democracy, a fanatical glorification of violence, and a horrible distortion of their religion to justify the murder of innocents. They have made the United States their adversary precisely because of what we stand for and what we stand against."

Wikipedia explains: "Officials later acknowledged, however, "that the evidence that prompted President Clinton to order the missile strike on the Shifa plant was not as solid as first portrayed. Indeed, officials later said that there was no proof that the plant had been manufacturing or storing nerve gas, as initially suspected by the Americans, or had been linked to Osama bin Laden.

That sounds a lot like George W. to me. It could be argued that Bill Clinton started the war in Afghanistan.

ddsoffice's picture

Here's another video. Remember Hillary's interview with Matt Lauer and the terrible fit she threw following it?
See Crooked Hillary’s Massive Meltdown at Sept 7th Forum Octobeer 17, 2016
https://youtu.be/GXsTPfC12Q4

beemasters's picture

This can't be true! Hasn't someone officially called the Clintons "good people"? Oh yeah...a dotard. My bad.

HopefulCynic's picture

bad copy of JS, trump is a top puppet, so it is all BS. The original JS, would know this, he IS smart. 

JSBach1's picture

How did you come to the conclusion that I do not think Trump is a puppet? I've been saying as much over the past months. Try paying attention before making non-sequitur assertions.

BTW: the original JS has been dead for over 250 years ;-)

fockewulf190's picture

The Russians scored big league. Can you imagine the leverage they would have had against Cankles if she had become president?! Her anti-Russian rhetoric was all nothing but bullshit the entire time! Knowing now what the Russians pulled off, they must have been disappointed that President Trump actually won. They HAD her in their back pocket! No wonder the swamp has been attacking President Trump the entire time and hoped for impeachment somehow, someway. The bones from all the skeletons in DC are bursting through the closet door, and the swamp has been doing whatever it can do to hold that door closed. They have utterly FAILED! The FBI has taken a massive credibility hit. Heads must roll!

The body counts will rise shortly. That you can be certain of.

Nexus789's picture

They will be Guantanamoed. 

Kayman's picture

1.Now we know why Rosenstein/Comey appointed Mueller to Special Counsel.  Nothing better than having an inside man, himself part of the the criminal enterprise, to divert attention and destroy evidence.

2.And  the Russian Uranium One deal "facilitated by Canadian entrepreneurs" ?  The fact is Canada is up to it's eyeballs in hiding Foreign Bribery money, mostly but not limited to Chinese and Russian, for the Clintons.  There is no other reason an anonymous donor charity exists in Canada, run by Clintons partner Giustra. 

ReZn8r's picture

They all need to be deep sixed.... soon.

Got The Wrong No's picture

Only interchangeable sock puppets get pissed off about this type of Bombastic News. 

Okienomics's picture

"Doesn't this shit just piss you off?"

You're mixing your metatoiletphores.

Gig 61's picture

Yes, and to think a Republican donor as reported gave it up, and she picks it up and continues financing the BS. If that isn't proof Republicans and Democrats are in the same bed together nothing is.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Or, possibly, it was bait?

Crush the cube's picture

The Joker always gasses his own guys when they fail, and than laughs as they die.  Plenty of fresh pawns, inhale the green gas Clinton scum.

Obadiah's picture

Exactly, and he, satan, is laughing as he spreads his wings.

 

Here let Ozzy sing it

Warpigs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ6QHfZwTSw

Big Creek Rising's picture

     "Something big has happened ..."

Was that something big enough to wake our somnombulent Attorney General Sessions?

If he wakes up, Watch Out! 

Overfed's picture

Someone needs light an M-80 under Sessions' ass to wake him up.

HopefulCynic's picture

RDX and not only under him but under every single person in government all over the world.... NO EXCEPTIONS corruption must end. 

chestergimli's picture

He could be already awake. He has been hiding? Or has he been hiding what he is doing. He just might have a lot to do with these revelations.

soyungato's picture

May be they have goods on Sessions ?

Kayman's picture

Sessions early support of Trump was the Washington Mob's way of having an inside man.

 He recused himself from the "Russian probe" because he met some random Russians in public?  For that line of reasoning, Sessions should recuse himself for anything and everything at the Democrats Obstrucing Justice department.

Oldwood's picture

There are the ideological absolutists who will go down with the ship, and then there are the rest who will go along as long as they think they are winning. Shit is piling up and they realize if they are going to claim ANY credibility, they can't ignore this shit. You can still bet there will be a lack of vigor that we would see in Trump bashing, but they see a real risk now that to be complicit in the coverup will destroy what's left of them.

Note how coincidentally CNN just came out with a advertisement on their HONESTY. They KNOW they are fucked and will not go down to save Hillary's ass. Clinton has never been weaker....and they know it.