For more than a year a lawyer tied to the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign, Marc Elias, lied through his teeth when he claimed that neither the former Democratic presidential nominee nor the DNC had anything at all to do with the now-infamous, and thoroughly debunked, “Trump dossier.”
“Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year,” wrote New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.
And now, Clinton has gone on a friendly program to admit her campaign paid for it, along with the DNC.
Appearing on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah, Clinton defended funding the dossier by calling it “opposition research” — which is the term all Democrats and their media allies are using because they are trying to defend the indefensible. (Related: Are Democrats behind the dubious Trump dossier that has triggered so many ‘Russia’ investigations?)
Then she insinuated, as Democrats have been doing, that Trump did something far worse by ‘colluding’ with Russia to “steal the election” from her, a disgustingly dishonest claim for which, after more than a year of probes by the FBI and congressional committees there is not one shred of proof for the claim.
In fact, Clinton even said during her interview that Trump “had to know” people were reaching out to the Russians because, you know, Moscow wanted “to help him” and hurt her — which is the biggest bunch of BS you may hear this year.
“I mean, he has to know — we’ll find out what he knew and how involved he was — but he had to know that people were making outreach to Russians, to the highest levels of the Kremlin, in order to help him, to hurt me, but more importantly to sow this divisiveness,” she said with a straight face.
And while she claimed that Russia is this massive threat to the U.S. (it is) she and other Obama officials signed off on a deal that allowed the Kremlin to obtain 20 percent of all strategic U.S. uranium, even as $145 million flowed to her and her corrupt husband Bill Clinton’s family foundation as the deal progressed.
Besides that, Clinton herself, along with the DNC, may actually have violated the law (what else is new with this woman, right?). Talking to Russians is not illegal, but not disclosing payments made for the dossier — which neither her campaign nor the DNC she was running did — is a violation of campaign finance laws.
That helps explain why there the Federal Election Commission has filed a complaint against the DNC.
There’s more. In October 2016, just weeks before the Nov. 8 election, the man who created the dossier, former British spy Christopher Steele, approached the FBI with information he supposedly discovered during the project. As noted in a February report in the Washington Post, Steele “reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work.”
Imagine now, if you can: The dossier had been circulating in law enforcement and media circles for months before the election, but no one could verify any of its contents (because they knew it was phony opposition research, as Clinton said). And yet, our nation’s top federal law enforcement agency, under then-Director James Comey, you recall, was willing to pay someone to continue opposition research against a rival presidential nominee.
This alone is a scandal.
“The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for president in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends,” wrote Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
The FBI never paid Steele, as far as we know, but the dossier didn’t go away. In fact, Comey briefed Trump and Obama on its contents, as though it was real, in January shortly before Trump took office.
The Democratic Party, the Clintons, and Obama have completely corrupted every aspect of our government. This is the swamp Trump must drain if we are ever to have a viable country again.
Read more of J.D. Heyes’ work at The National Sentinel.