iWhile CNN continues its attacks on the Donald – over an hysterical year now – over the investigation of Russian collusion in the election, saying the special prosecutor Mueller’s indictment of 11 Russians confirms Putin was involved in rigging our election, a watchdog group called Judicial Watch has been quietly uncovering what really went on with the Russians – it was Hillary and our former leader of the free world Barack Obama, who make Putin look like an amateur as a political operative.
According to Judicial Watch – a non-profit set up in 1978 to investigate the integrity of our legal system – the whole Russian issue arose during the Presidential campaign, when Hillary and the Democratic National Committee, with Obama in the background, hired a former British intelligence officer turned hired gun Christopher Steele to build a dossier on Trump, which Hillary’s people called opposition research, but which was nothing more than dirt to use against Trump in the campaign.
They took the dossier to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, where a judge – who that judge was we don’t know yet – who issued a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant for the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign.
The FISA court apparently did not know – or we hope they did not know – that Christopher Steele, who compiled the dossier, which he admitted contained many colorful but unverifiable claims about Trump, had told former associate deputy attorney Bruce Ohr in the Justice Departnent that he “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being elected president.”
The case was given over to FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who were already handed the investigation of Hillary’s emails from her private server — gosh, I wonder why they got both? — were having an affair, had exchanged some 30,000 personal text messages as they were doing their job, hated Trump with a passion, wanted to see him defeated, and according to Page, Obama “wants to know everything we’re doing.”
The FBI later fired Steele as a source, because they realized what he had put together was not real intelligence but a hatchet job. But that did not stop the FBI and CNN from continuing its campaign against Trump, with CNN – the network that the Obama network helped created in its current form, night after night hysterically acted as if this manufactured “Russian collusion” story was real news akin to a Russians takeover of our political system. As David Axelrod, Obama’s former Senior advisor and now CNN’s Senior Political Commentator one night warned the television audience: “This should be a red flare going up over Washington.”
For the last year, we’ve had the Mueller investigation into the alleged Trump/Russian collusion, with night after night CNN telling us that this was going to officially link Donald with the Russians and bring him down. But then the final result was only a couple of minor indictments of former Trump campaign people, plus the indictment of which the once great Atlantic magazine wrote: “The special counsel detailed how a Russian effort to widen divisions in American society launched in 2014 morphed into active support for the candidacy of Donald Trump.”
No mention of how a fake dossier commissioned by Hillary and Obama and the Democratic National Committee was ramrodded through the FICA courts, then handed to FBI agents to investigate Trump – agents who hated Trump with a passion and were reporting to Obama – then broadcast for a year by CNN as evidence of Trump/Russian collusion, and never a mention of the trail of real official corruption of public institutions for political purposes that that went all the way to the White House.
Millennials, you don’t remember, but back in the day of Watergate, Tricky Dick Nixon was forced from office after the Washington Post and later a Congressional Committee uncovered how he was using the Oval Office to run a secret fund to trash and defeat his Democratic opponents in the 1972 election.
What has happened here with the Hillary/DNC dossier is no different, and in many ways much worse, with the political vendettas going through the Justice Department, the FBI, and broadcast as responsible journalism by CNN.
If CNN were a real news network, like the Washington Post or CBS was back in the day, they would be telling us, as Walter Cronkite did of Watergate, that this is serious stuff, that trust in the integrity of our government is what holds our democracy together, that once these institutions are undermined to advance political agendas, then we are really no different than the Russians.
So pick your faces up from your handhelds, Millennials, CNN is no Washington Post saving our democracy. And this isn’t a YouTube video or an episode of The Bachelor. This is serious shit.