The Democrat Party has now spent over a year alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. One of their top pieces of “evidence” was the infamous Trump-Russia dossier created by the political research firm Fusion GPS and published by BuzzFeed back in January. The dossier is notorious for containing unverified allegations of sexual misdeeds by President Trump in Russia.
The recent revelation that the dossier was financed by the Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee (DNC), deals a major blow to the Democrats’ “Russia collusion” narrative. According to The Washington Times, the majority of the sources used by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent whom Fusion GPS paid to write the dossier, are Russian–meaning the Clinton campaign indirectly colluded with Russia to discredit President Trump and his associates.
The dossier is unverified and been widely considered discredited for its outlandish assertions. Investigative journalist Bob Woodward, famous for his reporting on the Watergate Scandal in the 1970s, has called the dossier “garbage.”
Former CIA Acting-Director Michael Morell said the dossier is nothing more than gossip from Kremlin-operatives eager to make easy money by fabricating information.
Even the dossier’s creator, Christopher Steele–a former MI6 agent and founding director of Orbis Business Intelligence–acknowledged in a declaration that he never verified the information contained in his research. Steele also said the dossier should not have been made public, as it was by BuzzFeed.
Despite the dossier’s highly questionable veracity, Democrats in the media and in government have relied heavily on it in their efforts to attribute President Trump’s electoral victory to Russian interference.
At a March hearing, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said, “I want to take a moment to turn to the Christopher Steele dossier, which was first mentioned in the media just before the election and published in full by media outlets in January. My focus today is to explore how many claims within Steele’s dossier are looking more and more likely, as though they are accurate.”
Then there’s Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), who maintained: “There’s a lot in the dossier that is yet to be proven, but increasingly, as we’ll hear throughout the day, allegations are checking out.”
And Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), one of President’s fiercest critics, has even stated her belief in the truth of the most salacious portions of the dossier, including the allegation that in a Moscow hotel room, President Trump hired a prostitute to urinate on a bed in which former-President Barack Obama and his wife had slept.
“Oh, I think it should be taken a look at,” Waters argued. She went on to say “We already know that the part about the coverage that they have on him with sex actions is supposed to be true. They have said that that’s absolutely true. Some other things they kind of allude to. Yes, I think he should go into that dossier and see what’s there.”
Now Democrats find themselves under pressure for having done exactly what they have long accused President Trump of doing: attaining false information from Russian government sources to sway the electorate against the opposing presidential candidate.
The DNC and the Clinton Campaign indirectly colluded with Russia. Does this surprise you?
Michael Ahrens, director of the Republican National Committee’s rapid response team, put it succinctly: “The Clinton campaign and the DNC paid a firm that’s known for doing business with the Kremlin for an opposition research file on President Trump.
“The Obama administration took it seriously, many in the media took it seriously, and it’s served as a springboard for the Russia investigation we have today. Oh, and the Democrats have spent the last year lying about it.”
Perhaps the reason they touted a Trump-Russia collusion so strongly is to overshadow their very own Russian collusion.