Way back in the beginning, the now earthly-departed John McCain and his so-called oppo research on a ‘dossier’ handed to him from an unknown Steele in London, turned out to be the beginning of what has become the most egregious inside scandal in American history. Unknown to McCain at the time, it turned out that most of the ‘Dossier’ came from Simpson of Fusion GPS.
Steele, his informant, was simply an oppo research launderer, used in a brazen effort to distance a notorious Clinton smear merchant from his product. In at least one incident – his meeting with Kavalec – Steele wasn’t even familiar with what was in the dossier, never mind having been accused of composing it.
It didn’t matter of course that the episode was all part of a plot to deceive We the People. The FBI knew it too and they tried to legitimize it to help Hillary Rob’em avoid prosecution, simply because of the illegality attached to lying on this grand scale. To that end, who in the FBI knew it was a lie and tried to shove it off onto the FISA Court? Because they also need to be dealt with.
Comey; Brennan; Clapper; all immediately come to mind but were members of the FISA Court in on it too? They did after all, permit these warrants to be ‘valid’ with the flimsiest of evidence.
Fast-forward to the latest iteration of the Clinton Crime Foundation with favorite surrogate son George Stephanopoulos interviewing the president for ABC News, and the question floats as to whether President Trump set him up on purpose or whether he was speaking plain and honestly with the answers having turned out in a positive manner. If the former, he is way ahead of any of us as a strategist and negotiator. If the latter, it’s nice to have such an honest, blunt man occupying the White House. As to oppo research, bravo. Brilliant, in fact.
Thomas Lifson and his American Thinker: ‘Trump successfully baits his foes’…
In classic Trumpian maneuver, President Trump yesterday chummed the waters of the House Democratic Caucus with raw meat the impeachment-crazed radicals driving Nancy Pelosi – who really doesn’t want to talk about impeachment — to distraction. He also laid the groundwork for the coming prosecutions on the Russia Hoax.
In a clip that already has been endlessly run on every news channel, he told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News that he would not necessarily turn down information on his opponent form a foreign source or call in the FBI.
Responding to question from Stephanopoulos about his son Donald Jr’s Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, the POTUS let fly:
…the president pushed back when asked whether a candidate should report information on an opponent if it came from a foreign agent, and denied that accepting the information counted as election interference.
“It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it,” Trump said. “If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI — if I thought there was something wrong.”
“It’s called oppo research,” he added.
Stephanopoulos pointed out that FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress that a candidate should offer that kind of information to the agency, but Trump flatly rebuffed the notion: “The FBI director is wrong.”
“Give me a break,” Trump said, scoffing. “Life doesn’t work that way.”
Read full to completion in link down below…
The Steele Dossier was an important foundation of the entire Russia Hoax. Trump has now got many of his worst enemies on the record about how heinous it was to accept any intelligence from a foreign source. Trump mentioned Norway. Hillary and the DNC paid for dirt from Russia.
Trump, it must always be remembered, is the most successful reality TV producer in the history of the medium of television. He knows how to set up a story line for a payoff later in the season. In this case, the election season.
The true facts are well on their way to coming out soon, and every one of those DemoMarxist Congress-critters that tweeted will be forced to explain how bad it was for the Clinton Crime Foundation, the DNC, and then the FBI / CIA / NSA to use that faulty fictitious oppo research to further their battle against Trump!
The times they are definitely a’changing. Hang on folks, it could be quite a ride coming on.
And on that note time for today’s MAGA Pill – President Donald J. Trump – MAGA!
Thomas Lifson: Trump successfully baits his foes
See also Victor Davis Hanson: FBI Tragedy: Elites above the Law