The investigation into alleged ties between Trump and Russia continues to drag on.
There is an easy way to prove Donald Trump is innocent.
And Trey Gowdy just proved it with one bombshell.
Much of the investigation centers on the Christopher Steele dossier.
Steele put together the document which claimed the Russians colluded with Trump campaign associates after being commissioned by Fusion GPS.
The dossier has been exposed as fake news and its origins are a subject of great mystery.
Trey Gowdy and the House Intelligence Committee are trying to get to the bottom of just who paid Fusion GPS to hire Steele. Was Fusion GPS working with the Russians while this was going on and was Steele on the FBI’s payroll as he was putting together an opposition research memo on one of the two major party candidates for President?
But Democrats are fighting back.
They criticized the Committee for subpoenaing the Department of Justice in order to answer these questions.
And Trey Gowdy revealed in an interview he believes it is because they are afraid the FBI used fake news as the basis for their investigation into Trump and Russia.
The Daily Caller reported:
Democrats are “fearful” that the Trump dossier is “a piece of fiction,” one that the FBI used to form the basis of its investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.
That’s one theory that South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy is proposing for why Democrats are pushing back so hard against a GOP effort to get answers about the dossier from the FBI and Justice Department.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, the House Intelligence Committee member addressed claims from his Democratic colleagues and some in the media that he and his fellow Republicans are attempting to discredit the dossier and its author, former British spy Christopher Steele, in order to help Trump.
“I don’t know why anyone — from [California Rep.] Adam Schiff, to Vanity Fair, to Rachel Maddow — would not be curious whether or not the world’s premier law enforcement agency relied upon a dossier in connection with an investigation without vetting it,” Gowdy told TheDC on Friday.
“For the life of me I don’t understand why they are focused on this,” Gowdy says of the Democratic pushback, “unless they are fearful that the bureau did rely on a piece of fiction.”
No evidence has emerged to back up the conspiracy theory the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
The obvious explanation for that is the whole basis of the allegation – the Steele dossier – was fake news.
The FBI has been stonewalling Congressional investigators for months on answers about their relationship with Steele and how they made use of his memo.
Critics suspect they are afraid of the truth being made public.
If it came out that the foundation of the investigation into Trump was a hoax then there would be immediate calls to shut down Robert Mueller’s investigation.
It would be a massive embarrassment for all concerned and it would also end the swamp’s best chance of removing Trump from office.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.