Scott Johnson at Powerline Blog:
The Trump Dossier has been widely used to foment and propagate the hysteria over Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. How widely we don’t know. What we do know is that the Trump Dossier represents Clintonian collusion with the Russian friends of former MI6 operative Christopher Steele, themselves friends of Vladimir Putin. The Trump Dossier includes Russian disinformation intended to upset the applecart of the 2016 election, but it came to us courtesy of the Clinton campaign.
The Trump Dossier flips the collusion in the obvious sense mentioned above, but it also flips the collusion narrative by demonstrating that Putin’s regime did not seek the election of Donald Trump. If it did, Source B would Source B (“a former high level Russian intelligence office still active in the Kremlin’s inner circles”) would not have “confirmed that the government had collected enough material on Trump during his visits that they could blackmail him.”
This was always obvious to anyone who cared to look in the right direction. If Putin and his gang cared at all about the U.S. election they clearly favored Hillary Clinton over Trump. I mean, Hillary had hit the reset button while Secretary of State and the Russians was getting most of everything they wanted in their dealings with the United States. [Uranium One!] They couldn’t be sure it would continue if Trump were elected so why would they have wanted Trump to win? They didn’t, is the simple answer. That’s why the Trump/Russia collusion story was a farce from the beginning. The only collusion was between Russia and Fusion GPS, Clinton Campaign, Obama Administration, a former British MI6 spook, the DNC, the FBI, James Comey, Robert Meuller, the U.S. leftist media, and who knows how many other Democrat hangers on.
The 2016 Clinton campaign and its gang of criminals is looking like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.
UPDATE: There may be more explosions from that exploding cigar in the form of more bombshell revelations to come from the DNC dalliance with Russia. Kimberley Strassel at the wall street Journal predicts more bombshells to come. There are questions about who paid Fusion GPS for the Salacious and completely phony Trump dossier, who did Fusion pay, and with whom was it working.
The answers are in Fusion’s bank records. Fusion has doggedly refused to divulge the names of its clients for months now, despite extraordinary pressure. So why did the firm suddenly insist that middleman law firm Perkins Coie release Fusion from confidentiality agreements, and spill the beans on who hired it?
Because there’s something Fusion cares about keeping secret even more than the Clinton-DNC news—and that something is in those bank records. The release of the client names was a last-ditch effort to appease the House Intelligence Committee, which issued subpoenas to Fusion’s bank and was close to obtaining records until Fusion filed suit last week. The release was also likely aimed at currying favor with the court, given Fusion’s otherwise weak legal case. The judge could rule as early as Friday morning.
The Strassel article should be read in its entirety. It’s behind a pay was at WSJ.com, so you need either a subscription or a dead tree copy of the WSJ for Thursday, Oct. 26th.