Hillary Clinton, in her book and her many (many) media interviews this year, has presented herself and her campaign as a paragon of political virtue, trying mightily to convey the values of love and kindness while battling the evil troll Donald Trump, his band of racist deplorable followers, the corrupt FBI, and the forces of the Russian government. Which makes it all the more delightful that the news has now broken that the people ultimately behind the much-discussed Trump/Russia “dossier” were in fact the Clinton campaign and her cohorts at the DNC.
Just think about how Hillary and her merry band of campaign officials have talked about this dossier over the past year. Have they treated it like, “Hey, look what we dug up over in yonder Russia?” No. They’ve treated it like this is all brand new information that they had nothing to do with. And all the while, they knew damn well where it came from, who was responsible for it, and who paid to make sure it got into the hands of the FBI.
“In the summer of 2016, according to the Washington Post, the FBI convinced a special Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that there was probable cause to believe that Trump advisor Carter Page was acting as a Russian agent, and they received a warrant to monitor his communications,” Clinton writes in her new book. “The FBI also began investigating a dossier prepared by a well-respected former British spy that contained explosive and salacious allegations about compromising information the Russians had on Trump. The Intelligence Community took the dossier seriously enough that it briefed both President Obama and President Elect Trump on its contents before the inauguration.”
Nothing in there about WHERE this mysterious dossier came from, eh? Nope, she simply treats it like any other news story that she watched unfold like any other American. And all the while, she knew exactly what she was doing.
Of course, she denies this is the case. Everyone is denying knowing ANYTHING about this dossier or Fusion GPS or anything to do with anything. They were apparently just blindly spending their money last year, with no idea where it was going or what they were getting for it. Well, if that’s the case, then it certainly makes us glad we didn’t put Hillary and the Democrats in charge of the economy.
But it’s probably not the case. They knew. They knew all along and they lied to the media for a year about their connection to this phony piece of “foreign intelligence.” They lied because they knew that the moment their involvement was revealed, this whole nonsense story about Trump colluding with Russia would come unraveled. They wanted to get as much mileage out of it as they could.