Bombshell? Do We Have Evidence of Clinton-Russia Collusion?

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Posted: Apr 28, 2020 5:45 PM
Bombshell? Do We Have Evidence of Clinton-Russia Collusion?

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The Trump-Russia collusion allegations were always a myth. The more we learn about this coordinated effort between Fusion GPS, the Democrats who hired them, and a former MI6 spook, Christopher Steele, hired to compile the now-infamous Trump dossier—the more shambolic it looks. Steele’s work was the basis for the conspiracy theories that engulfed the American news media for two years. There were memos about some dirt the Russians had on Trump which could be weaponized for blackmail. It was all a fantastic lie. There was no collusion. Not a single shred of evidence came to light and every time there was a “bombshell” on this mythical journey, it blew up in the liberal media’s faces. That part was delicious. Seeing them fail time and time again, unable to quell their hatred for a man who pulled off one of the biggest upsets in modern political history. The dossier was killed by two reports, the one filed by ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who reviewed the FISA abuses under the Obama administration. 

Now, Steele is facing a lawsuit filed by Russian bankers of Alfa bank, who were defamed in the now-debunked dossier. We learned that Steele’s emails with his primary source for the dossier, which was really a political opposition research project funded by the Democrats, vanished. They were wiped clean, like with a cloth, in December of 2016 or January of 2017. He also had undisclosed meetings with DNC lawyers and Clinton campaign officials. The Daily Caller News Foundation has been on it, gleaning through the transcripts of the depositions:

A lawyer representing the DNC and Clinton campaign provided Christopher Steele with information in 2016 regarding an alleged secret communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank, the former spy told a British court last month.

That now-debunked tip, from Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann, set off a chain of events that led to Steele publishing a Sept. 14, 2016 memo accusing the founders of the bank, Alfa Bank, of having “illicit” ties to Vladimir Putin, according to a court transcript obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Steele disclosed the previously unreported meetings with Sussmann and Elias during testimony in a defamation lawsuit filed against him by the Alfa Bank founders, the transcript shows.

Steele’s testimony about Sussmann and Elias provides insight into how deeply involved the two lawyers were in the Trump investigation, and suggests they helped shape Steele’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Steele testified under oath in London on March 17 and 18.

He revealed that Sussmann, a former Justice Department official, told him during a meeting on July 29, 2016 about suspicious network traffic between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, according to the transcript.

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It was not previously known whether Steele keyed in on Alfa Bank on his own initiative, or if someone else tasked him with investigating the bank.

Steele said that he directed his dossier source to collect information from Russia about the bank, the transcript shows.

The transcript also shows that Steele claimed that the source, who has not been identified, met with a “top level Russian government official,” who reported back on the Alfa Bank founders.

We’ve known that some of Steele’s sources in this dossier were still active intelligence assets within the Kremlin. He also worked for a Russian oligarch (via Daily Caller):

The FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane team turned over every rock to find out whether members of the Trump campaign were working with Russians in 2016, but failed to discover that Christopher Steele, the FBI’s primary source for claims of a Trump-Russia conspiracy, was himself working for a Russian oligarch, according to the Justice Department inspector general’s report.

FBI and Justice Department officials told the inspector general (IG) that investigators would have wanted to assess Steele’s link to the oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, in order to determine if it had an impact on Steele’s dossier.

Former Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said eons ago that there is more evidence to prove Clinton-Russia collusion. Here’s your latest tidbit on that. 

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