The Democrats and the media are trying to gin up a cloud of suspicion over the Trump presidency.
One of their key points of attack was an unsubstantiated opposition research memo that made startling claims about Trump and Russia.
Now strange reports are surfacing about how the FBI is using the memo.
Former British Intelligence agent Christopher Steele assembled the opposition research memo after he was paid by enemies of Donald Trump.
At first, his work was funded by #NeverTrump Republicans.
After Trump wrapped up the nomination, his work was funded by Democratic supporters of Hillary Clinton.
He produced a document that was investigated by the media for months, but no one could verify it.
Steele’s memo included scandalous gossip and claims that the Russian government held compromising information on Trump.
Despite no one being able to substantiate the memo, Steele’s work is being used as a guide for the FBI investigation into the alleged Russian election meddling and if ties between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign exist.
“The controversial, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump compiled by a former British Intelligence officer served as a “roadmap” for the FBI’s investigation into claims of coordination between Moscow and members of Trump’s presidential campaign, the BBC reported on Wednesday.
The dossier, which contains wild and unproven claims about Trump and sordid sexual acts, including the mocked claim that Trump hired prostitutes and had them urinate on a hotel room bed, was compiled by former intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who was reportedly paid by Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans to investigate Trump.”
The Steele memo is highly controversial.
Members of the media like to refer to the document as a “dossier” to give it credibility as an intelligence document, as opposed to being a political work product.
And its existence has generated intrigue and fueled conspiracy theories marinating in the fever swamps of left-wing politics.
But it’s one thing for a fringe theory to be passed around among tinfoil hat wearing leftists.
It’s another thing for it to percolate up to the FBI and be used as the basis for an investigation.
So far, no evidence has emerged tying the Trump campaign to the email hacks of prominent Democrats.
Even ex-Obama officials such as former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell have admitted they have seen no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The reports that the Steele document are being included as part of the FBI investigation have many questioning if the inquiry is nothing more than a political witch hunt.