The New York Times in the wake of the Mueller Report is perhaps attempting to go back to its glory days. Reporting the news accurately, and looking into the next bombshell headline, regarding the upcoming report slated for sometime in May or perhaps June by the Inspector General citing the Russians as being behind the anti-Trump disinformation campaign. Along with acknowledging that the Christopher Steele’s dossier was purchased by either the Democratic National Campaign or by Hillary Clinton.
Over the weekend, the New York Times published excerpts effectively confirming that the dossier is a phony, moreover what critical thinking defenders of the President have known all along, for well over 2-years regarding the infamous dossier.
The Times article covers a lot of old ground, that many critical thinking conservatives already know concerning how the Steele dossier was used in obtaining FISA warrants, and how the Mueller probe originated, with the Obama Justice Department attempting to frame the newly elected President.
However, what has yet to be determined is whether Hillary Clinton knew the origin of the disinformation campaign against Trump was by the Russians feeding information to Christopher Steele?
While the “smoking gun” is yet to be found, logic would suggest that the Clinton’s are old hands at using surrogates and third-party sources, keeping a respectable distance from being implicated directly colluding with Russian operatives. However, Steele was a known source and the likelihood that Hillary knew that Russia was providing erroneous information within the Steele dossier cannot be discounted.
The Times reports that during the early part of the 2016 campaign “a small Washington firm” called Fusion GPS was being funded by The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative publication funded by the billionaire Paul Singer, uncovering political dirt on Donald Trump, to help Republican primary opponents defeat the billionaire businessman.
When Trump won the Republican nomination, Singer dropped the investigation and Fusion turned to another financial source, the law firm of Perkins Coie representing the Clinton campaign.
Fusion with the blessing of Clinton’s law firm hired Christopher Steele, a veteran foreign British M16 spy, to find incriminating evidence on Trump; however, Steele contends that he didn’t know Hillary was paying for the dirt, which somehow seems a stretch in that Steele’s total existence as a spy is uncovering things.
Also, the fact that Perkins Coie was representing the Clinton Campaign was public knowledge, moreover regardless of who was writing the actual checks, the DNC, Perkins Coie or Hillary Clinton, it was apparent that the Clinton campaign was paying Steele regardless of her well-known trait of purposely staying clear of being directly implicated.
Former FBI and Central Intelligence Agency officers knew Steele well and also knew that he had served in Moscow before leading the Russia desk at MI6’s headquarters. It was also known that Steele had worked with the FBI as a private contractor between 2014 and 2016, regarding issues with Russia under the Obama Administration, and therefore it’s quite plausible that Hillary as the former Secretary of State may have known Steele personally long before the 2016 campaign.
Nevertheless, one thing is certain Hillary Clinton’s campaign along with the Democratic National Committee, and Christopher Steele will likely face a new round of investigations and multiple inquiries by Republicans in Congress, vowing to investigate the source of the Russian collusion hoax.
The Times article concludes its expose writing; “Another possibility one that Mr. Steele has not ruled out could be Russian disinformation. That would mean that in addition to carrying out an effective attack on the Clinton campaign, Russian spymasters hedged their bets and placed a few land mines under Mr. Trump’s presidency as well.”
Adding, “Oleg D. Kalugin, a former KGB general who now lives outside Washington, saw that as plausible. “Russia has huge experience in spreading false information. Mr. Steele declined to comment for this article.
Steele has been an elusive character, rarely giving out interviews, why he hasn’t been indicted as a foreigner knowingly interfering with our election process by spreading disinformation during the 2016 Presidential election is yet another unanswered question.