Fusion GPS Connected To Even More #FakeNews Used By Hillary Clinton To Smear POTUS Trump
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign pushed ‘fake news,’ tied to opposition research firm Fusion GPS just one week before the election.
Daily Caller reports:
On October 31, 2016, Slate’s Franklin Foer wrote a story alleging secret communications between Trump’s company and Russian bank Alfa. Foer’s story cited a group of computer scientists who claimed to have proof of server pings between Alfa’s server and a Trump hotel server. Foer’s piece argued that the server pings represented a secret line of communication between Trump and the Russians.
That story, which failed to pass follow-up media scrutiny, originated with Fusion GPS, The Washington Times reported on Sunday. The explanation for the server pings appears to be spam from a third-party marketing company used by Trump’s organization, a follow-up investigation from The Intercept revealed.
“Fusion pushed the story that a special email server existed between Trump Tower and Moscow’s Alfa bank,” as part of the group’s efforts to plant anti-Trump stories in the media, the Times reported.
On October 31st, Clinton took to Twitter, claiming “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.”
Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank. pic.twitter.com/8f8n9xMzUU
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 1, 2016
Clinton campaign press secretary Jake Sullivan told the media, “This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking Trump’s ties to Russia.”
Daily Caller‘s Peter Hasson noted The Intercept‘s Sam Biddle dismissed the report at the time, saying “At least five outlets including The Intercept have been looking at this for weeks and decided it didn’t add up.”
“The Trump/Alfa story could be true, but we all looked at the same data Foer did and it just won’t take you to that conclusion,” Biddle added.
Of course, the Clinton campaign’s ties with Fusion GPS run much deeper than this. Hillary even admitted it on television.
As The Gateway Pundit’s Cristina Laila previously reported, Hillary Clinton admitted paying for the discredited ‘Trump dosser,’ on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah in November.
She also defended it as ‘opposition research’ while saying that Trump possibly talking to the Russians is much worse.
Clinton argued that Trump “had to know” that people were reaching out to Russians “in order to help him” and hurt her.
“I mean, he has to know. We’ll find out what he knew and how involved he was, but he had to know that people were making outreach to Russians to the highest levels of the Kremlin, in order to help him, to hurt me, but more importantly to sow this divisiveness,” Clinton asserted.