Democrats intentionally used disinformation from Russia to attack Trump and his campaign aides.
Curious how with all the Russia hysteria there’s very little mention that Democrats have long been using disinformation from Russia to undermine the Trump campaign and now his administration.
While the liberal news media hunts for evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, the public record shows that Democrats have willfully used Moscow disinformation to influence the presidential election against Donald Trump and attack his administration.
The disinformation came in the form of a Russian-fed dossier written by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele. It contains a series of unverified criminal charges against Mr. Trump’s campaign aides, such as coordinating Moscow’s hacking of Democratic Party computers.
Some Democrats have widely circulated the discredited information. Mr. Steele was paid by the Democrat-funded opposition research firm Fusion GPS with money from a Hillary Clinton backer. Fusion GPS distributed the dossier among Democrats and journalists. The information fell into the hands of the FBI, which used it in part to investigate Mr. Trump’s campaign aides.Advertisement
Mr. Steele makes clear that his unproven charges came almost exclusively from sources linked to the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He identified his sources as “a senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure,” a former “top level Russian intelligence officer active inside the Kremlin,” a “senior Kremlin official” and a “senior Russian government official.”
The same Democrats who have condemned Russia’s election interference via plying fake news and hacking email servers have quoted freely from the Steele anti-Trump memos derived from creatures of the Kremlin.
In other words, there is public evidence of significant, indirect collusion between Democrats and Russian disinformation, a Trump supporter said.
“If anyone colluded with the Russians, it was the Democrats,” said a former Trump campaign adviser who asked not to be identified because of the pending investigations. “After all, they’ve routinely shopped around false claims from the debunked Steele dossier, which listed sources including senior Kremlin officials. If anyone should be investigated in Washington, it ought to be Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Mark Warner and their staffers.”Advertisement
That is a reference to Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Sen. Mark R. Warner, Virginia Democrat and vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; and Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California, Democrat on the House intelligence panel.
By his own admission, Mr. Steele’s work has proved unreliable.
Meanwhile, why is the woman at the center of the latest firestorm sitting behind an Obama NSC advisor at a 2014 Congressional hearing?
Natalia Veselnitskaya, whose meeting with Donald Trump Jr. has triggered a political storm over alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, had attended a 2014 House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, where she sat behind former special assistant at National Security Council Michael McFaul.
In a photograph that has surfaced, Veselnitskaya is seen sitting with her head tilted to one side, behind McFaul, who is looking ahead. The picture has since gone viral on social media, leading many to question what the Russian lawyer was doing sitting so close to McFaul.Advertisement
For his part, McFaul offered this “denial” of sorts:
I'm testifying before HFAC . I don't know why she attended. https://t.co/Jp8UM9Rx8e
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) July 11, 2017
He should change his name to McFail. But of course, the “mainstream” media won’t pursue this. Speaking of collusion with the Russians, remember all the hysteria after Ted Kennedy begged the Soviets to interfere in the 1984 election? Neither do we:
Sen. Kennedy sent secret messages to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, proposing that they collude to undermine President Reagan. – Demonic p 271 pic.twitter.com/W5C7iGWVKf
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 11, 2017