By Danny C. | DCPeriodical | 12/09/19 |
When it comes to election meddling, none hold a torch to the actions of the 2016 Clinton campaign.
Wikileaks, as we all know, released several damning internal emails which showed both the DNC and Clinton campaign’s efforts to cheat Bernie Sanders out of the being the Dems legitimate nomination for the general election, and their efforts to use several secret strategies, including using their connections in the media, to make sure Donald Trump was the GOP nomination.
Yesterday the DOJ’s inspector general released the highly anticipated FISA report into the origins of the Russiagate investigations.
The lengthy document highlights, among other things, more findings related to the Clinton campaign’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 general election.
According to the report, the private firm hired by Clinton’s campaign to produce the heavily disputed Steele Dossier, known as Gusion GPS, was also ‘paying [Chrostopher] Steele to discuss his reporting with the media’ nearly two months before Americans went to the polls.
Christioher Steele, an ex-British spy, followed the paid-for Clinton directives and began spilling his unsubstantiated findings to media outlets in a series of meetings — which ultimately landed him in hot water with the FBI, as it’s against protocol to leak information from an investigation to the media. As a result he was fired as a credible FBI source, as documented in a 2018 FISA report.
Steele was “suspended and then terminated” as an FBI source for what the bureau defined “as the most serious of violations” – an “unauthorized disclosure to the media of his relationship with the FBI.”–Fox News, 02/02/18.
As ZeroHedge reported today:
One of the more damaging articles to result from these meetings was authored by Yahoo News journalist Michael Isikoff, who said in an interview that he was invited by Fusion GPS to meet a “secret source” at a Washington restaurant.
That secret source was none other than Christopher Steele, a former MI-6 Russia expert who fed the Isikoff information for a September 23, 2016 article – which would have had far greater reach and impact coming from such a widely-read media outlet vs. $100,000 in Russian-bought Facebook ads.
This is quite a logical and important point to raise. Three years of reporting from the mainstream media has been centered on implying that $100,000 spent by Russian interests to make pro-Trump internet memes somehow clenched the election for Donald Trump. One can only roll their eyes at such an assertion.
According to reports by the Guardian, Donald Trump himself spent $29 million on digital advertising in the last weeks of the election alone. In that same amount of time, Clinton’s campaign spent $16 million on internet advertising, not to mention an additional $72 million on television ads — in total the campaign raised an astonishing $580 million.
To try and convince anyone that $100,000 spent on memes decided the election against those multiple millions is an insult to even the most slow-witted person’s intelligence.
When it comes to the Steele Dossier itself, also known as ‘The Orbis Report,’ so called for the private UK intelligence outfit Steele worked for, it is commonly held by anyone who knows the details of this saga to be an unverified fraud.
The Orbis report spins the tale of Putin insiders, spurred on by Putin himself, engaging in a five-year courtship of Donald Trump in which they offer him lucrative real estate deals that he rejects but leaves himself open to blackmail as a result of sexual escapades with prostitutes in St. Petersburg and Moscow (the famous “golden shower” incident). Despite his reluctance to enter into lucrative business deals, Trump “and his inner circle have accepted regular intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his Democratic and other political rivals,” according to the Orbis report.
This story makes no sense. In 2011, when the courtship purportedly begins, Trump was a TV personality and beauty pageant impresario. Neither in the U.S. or Russia would anyone of authority anticipate that Trump would one day become the presidential candidate of a major U.S. political party, making him the target of Russian intelligence.–Forbes, 01/13/17.
So who really interfered in the 2016 election?
Well, the new FISA report confirms even further that Clinton’s circle paid Fusion GPS to get the Trump-bashing Steele dossier made — a dossier considered to be a fraud — and then paid the writer of the dossier to spread that unsubstantiated information to the American media — against known FBI protocol — in order to influence the presidential election in Clinton’s favor.
And she still lost!
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