The left’s mission to destroy the Donald Trump presidency has centered on allegations he and his campaign colluded with Russia.
The media – fed by leaks from the deep state – has generated a cloud of suspicion hanging over the administration.
But now, one spy’s confession could unlock the mystery of the Trump-Russia connections and put the questions to rest.
Christopher Steele was an ex-British Intelligence officer who was paid by political opponents of Donald Trump to prepare an opposition research memo.
The document he produced included sensational claims that were impossible to verify.
He also provided the names of Russian hackers who carried out cyber attacks during the 2016 elections, as well as the names of Trump officials who colluded with Russia.
Though much of the information in the memo was unverified, Buzzfeed published it in full, creating a media firestorm just before the inauguration.
But now the rubber is meeting the road.
One of the Russians named in the memo as carrying out cyber attacks is suing Steele and his firm.
And Steele was forced to make a startling confession – information in his memo was “unverified.”
The Washington Times reports:
“Mr. Steele has not spoken publicly about his disputed opposition research project, but for the first time he is being forced to talk in a London court through his attorneys.
Barristers for Mr. Steele and his Orbis Business Intelligence firm filed their first defense against a defamation lawsuit brought by Aleksej Gubarev, chief executive of the network solutions firm XBT Holdings.
Mr. Steele acknowledges that the part of the 35-page dossier that identified Mr. Gubarev as a rogue hacker came from “unsolicited intelligence” and “raw intelligence” that “needed to be analyzed and further investigated/verified.”
This is the second time Steele named an individual as participating in a conspiracy surrounding the 2016 election, only to have the accusation fall apart.
His memo also accused Trump lawyer Michael Cohen of traveling to Prague to meet with Russian Intelligence officials in August, 2016.
Cohen denied the charges and produced evidence he was visiting colleges with his son during the time period Steele falsely accused him of secret meetings with shadowy Russian operatives.
The Washington Times also reports:
That memo, after accusing Mr. Gubarev, then recounts from previous memos a supposed trip Mr. Cohen took to Prague in late August to meet with Russian agents and devise a plan to cover up the purported Trump team’s role in the hacking.
Mr. Cohen calls the dossier “fabricated.” He has shown that he was in California at the time and has never been to Prague. He told The Washington Times that he has instructed his attorneys to investigate a lawsuit against Mr. Steele.”
When this story broke, the media salivated over the Steele memo.
So-called “journalists” believed it was the Holy Grail that would take down Trump once-and-for-all.
But as more details emerge, the memo is riddled with holes and inaccuracies.
The memo may turn out to be the key to Russian investigation.
But it may end up being the final proof this so-called “scandal” is nothing more than left-wing media fake news.