Evidence continues to pile up that top Obama officials knew that the infamous Steele dossier was a fabrication even as they used it go get FISA approval to spy on President Trump’s campaign.
In a newly released email from the DOJ Inspector General report on FISA abuse, it has been revealed that James Comey pushed the dossier and the salacious contents about peeing prostitutes despite its unreliability. The dossier which the disgraced former FBI director tried to blackmail the incoming president with and which was leaked to CNN and BuzzFeed served as the foundation for the coup against Trump, fueled years of propaganda and led to the Mueller witch hunt.
In a damning email to Obama’s intelligence chief James Clapper that as buried within IG Michael Horowitz’s report, Comey admits that the dosser had not been verified but insisted that it be used anyway.
Breitbart News delivered this smoking bombshell that underscored the dishonesty of the plotters that comes on the eve of the culmination of years of work to reverse the 2016 election with the impeachment trial set to begin in the Senate.
An email reveals disgraced former FBI director James Comey tried unsuccessfully to change a draft public statement from then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper questioning the reliability of the infamous anti-Trump dossier.
Immediately after the dossier was reported in the news media for the first time, the email exchange shows Clapper wanted to release a statement that “[t]he IC [Intelligence Community] has not made any judgment that the information in [the Steele election reporting] is reliable.”
Comey, however, interjected, suggesting a different public statement by Clapper that would not have attacked the credibility of the wild charges made by dossier author Christopher Steele.
The email was sent on January 11, 2017, one day after BuzzFeed infamously published the dossier’s full unverified contents and CNN published the leak that the dossier was included in an official classified January 6, 2017 briefing with President-Elect Donald Trump. There have long been questions about why the unsubstantiated dossier was included in an official classified briefing.
Comey was responding to an email from Clapper that contained a draft media statement to be issued by Clapper for public release.
According Rep. Mark Meadows in an oped for the Washington Examiner:
In the January 2017 briefing, Comey told Trump news organizations “like CNN” had the Russian dossier but were looking for a “news hook” to report on it. Remember, while no outlet had published anything on the dossier to that point, it conveniently took less than a week after the briefing for the dossier’s allegations to become public … via CNN.
This raises the question: Did Comey and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper work together to organize the dossier briefing for the purpose of giving CNN what they wanted — a “news hook”?
Months after the briefing, Comey testified under oath the dossier was “salacious and unverified.” Documents produced to Congress demonstrate FBI officials raised concerns related to the legitimacy of the dossier. The timeline and evidence we have for this time period suggests, yes, it was Comey and Clapper who held a briefing with Trump on a “salacious and unverified” dossier, approached the media with the details of that briefing, and provided cover (a news hook) for reporting the allegations.
Comey’s meeting with Trump gave them that «news hook» and for years, everything else fell into place until the Horowitz report once and for all, drove a stake through the heart of the slimy British spook Steele’s bogus dossier.
Meanwhile, the investigation into the origins of the plot continue with the intrepid federal prosecutor John Durham expected to bring indictments against a number of those involved.
One of those indictments may have Comey’s name on it too.