There was one campaign that did collude with Russia during the 2016 Presidential election.
But it was Hillary Clinton’s.
Evidence has just surfaced that’s turned this scandal from bad to worse.
The Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Donald Trump.
This resulted in the infamous Christopher Steele dossier where shady Russian sources filled his head with fake news and unsubstantiated gossip.
And since it was the Clinton’s who paid for this information, it means that they were the ones who colluded with the Russians.
But now the Senate Judiciary Committee has released a document that shows there was a second Steele memo that had not been published.
This document was filled with unverified claims by Clinton family hatchet man Cody Shearer.
To make matters worse, the information was passed through the Obama State Department before it was fed to Steele.
Byron York writes at the Washington Examiner:
“A newly released document from the Senate Judiciary Committee says Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the Trump dossier, wrote an additional memo on the subject of Donald Trump and Russia that was not among those published by BuzzFeed in January 2017.
The newly released document is an unclassified and heavily redacted version of the criminal referral targeting Steele filed on Jan. 4 by Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. It appears to confirm some level of coordination between the extended Clinton circle and the Obama administration in the effort to seek damaging information about then-candidate Trump.
According to the referral, Steele wrote the additional memo based on anti-Trump information that originated with a foreign source. In a convoluted scheme outlined in the referral, the foreign source gave the information to an unnamed associate of Hillary and Bill Clinton, who then gave the information to an unnamed official in the Obama State Department, who then gave the information to Steele. Steele wrote a report based on the information, but the redacted version of the referral does not say what Steele did with the report after that.
Published accounts in the Guardian and the Washington Post have indicated that Clinton associate Cody Shearer was in contact with Steele about anti-Trump research, and Obama State Department official Jonathan Winer was a connection between Steele and the State Department during the 2016 campaign.
When Grassley and Graham filed the referral with the Justice Department on Jan. 4, the document was classified (although the two senators released an unclassified cover letter announcing the referral). What followed was a month of haggling with the Justice Department over what material in the referral could be made public. The result is the version of the referral released this morning. It has whole paragraphs and keywords blacked out, making it hard to discern its full meaning.”
This is one of the greatest scandals in American political history.
The FBI used fake news produced by a foreign spy – who colluded with a foreign power to obtain it – that was paid for by a Presidential campaign to spy on the opposing Presidential campaign.
It’s a scandal worse than Watergate and it requires the appointment of a special counsel to sort out all the wrongdoing.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.