As those of us who followed the “Russian Collusion” hoax from the beginning have believed and asserted for years, the whole pustulant abscess was contrived as a dirty trick by Hillary Clinton.
Her 2016 campaign manager says she approved a plan to plant a false Russia claim with a reporter.
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The Russia-Trump collusion narrative of 2016 and beyond was a dirty trick for the ages, and now we know it came from the top—candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. That was the testimony Friday by 2016 Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook in federal court, and while this news is hardly a surprise, it’s still bracing to find her fingerprints on the political weapon.
Mr. Mook testified as a witness in special counsel John Durham’s trial of Michael Sussmann, the lawyer accused of lying to the FBI. In September 2016, Mr. Sussmann took claims of a secret Trump connection to Russia’s Alfa Bank to the FBI and said he wasn’t acting on behalf of any client. Prosecutors say he was working for the Clinton campaign.
Hillary Clinton and her Campaign financed an operation to create the impression that her political opponent was working with Russian actors.
They then shopped that package of disinformation to various LSM outlets and the FBI.
The FBI initiated a FISA application and investigation based on that disinformation.
The FBI Investigation then leaked resulting in additional LSM reporting, which in turn the FBI used to buttress their baseless investigation.
The FIS investigation allowed the FBI unfettered access to all electronic communications by Candidate Trump and his advisors, and subsequently President Trump and all his advisors. That unprecedented access to all electronic communications and data of a billionaire real estate developer and chief executive generated no criminal cases far less any criminal convictions.
The subsequent Special Counsel Investigation figureheaded by former FBI Director Mueller produced a criminal complaint against a legal entity not in existence at the time of the alleged criminal activity, and indictments of Russian Intelligence Operatives outside the jurisdiction of the United States.
House Democrats twice passed articles of impeachment based on this disinformation which the Senate declined to try.