Guest post by Joe Hoft
There are numerous reasons the Deep State has provided to support the phony Trump-Russia collusion investigation and Mueller witch hunt. Here is a list of 19 reasons for the investigation to date – none of which are sufficient enough to implement the investigation in the first place.
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Here’s our list of the various reasons given for the Trump-Russia collusion investigation and the Mueller witch hunt:
- Joshua Levy states that Steele’s intention behind giving the dossier to “law enforcement” was for a criminal referral [source].
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- The reason Simpson gives for investigating Trump-Russian connections is this: “the basis for the request was, he [Trump] had made a number of trips to Russia and talked about doing a number of business deals but never did one, and that struck me as a little bit odd” (Specifically states it was not due to hacking events) [source].
- The dossier, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, portrayed Page’s Moscow trip as seminal to a Trump-Russia conspiracy to hack Democratic email accounts and steal the election from Hillary Clinton [source].
- “It (genesis of Operation Russian Collusion) was not, as Mr. Trump and other politicians have alleged, a dossier compiled by a former British spy hired by a rival campaign. Instead, it was firsthand information from one of America’s closest intelligence allies (Downer’s barroom conversation with George Papadopoulos)” [source]. [Papadopoulos has stated that he wasn’t drunk and he doesn’t recall discussing Hillary’s emails with Downer.]
- “The hacking and the revelation that a member of the Trump campaign may have had inside information about it were driving factors that led the F.B.I. to open an investigation in July 2016 into Russia’s attempts to disrupt the election and whether any of President Trump’s associates conspired” [source].
- According to the Times‘ story, the investigation seems to have been sparked by suspicions over some campaign members’ pre-existing connections with Russia before they joined the campaign [source].
- New York Times reporter Ken Vogel at the time said that Clinton lawyer Marc Elias had “vigorously” denied involvement in the anti-Trump dossier [source].
- “It [dossier] wasn’t part of the corpus of intelligence information that we had. It was not in any way used as a basis for the Intelligence Community Assessment that was done. Uh … it was not” [John Brennan denies before HPSCI that the dossier factored into the JAR. Also claims to not know who authored the Steele dossier] [source].
- Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump [source].
- Against the backdrop of a New York Times article attempting to justify the FBI opening a counterintelligence operation against Donald Trump the current narrative is to claim the investigation was considered as an outcome of the firing of James Comey in 2017 [source].
- John Brennan claims the counterintelligence investigation was about Russians, with sub-inquiries targeting four individuals: Paul Manafort, the campaign chairman; Michael Flynn, the former Defense Intelligence Agency chief who had led the crowd at the Republican convention in chants of “Lock her up!”; Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser who had just given a speech in Moscow; and Papadopoulos [source].
- James Clapper conceded in a CNN interview that the assessment was based on “some of the substantive content of the dossier.” Without elaborating, he maintained that “we were able to corroborate” certain allegations [source].
18. All right. You got us. There is an investigation, but we aren’t going to tell you what started it:
- “Richard Blumenthal: The FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in our election – and Trump campaign collaboration with it – was triggered by information completely independent from the dossier or Christopher Steele or Fusion GPS” [source]
19. Dossier? What dossier? There’s no steenken dossier!
- Nunes, who while chairman of the House Intelligence Committee led its Russia investigation, noted that DOJ and FBI officials told the panel that they didn’t know about the dossier until right before a surveillance warrant was obtained for one-time Trump campaign official Carter Page, but recent revelations show officials knew long before [source].
By tomorrow we will probably be able to add some more fairy tales to the list.
The fact is – there is no reason to connect President Trump and Russia, there is no support for a legitimate investigation into President Trump on Russia or any other activity, and there never was!
Hat tip D. Manny