The last couple of news days have provided us with two new reasons why the real 2016 election collusion story begins and ends with Hillary Clinton. Never have truer words been spoken than when Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said, “The Clintons’ tentacles go everywhere.”
Sean Hannity discusses the latest developments in his Tuesday night opening monologue below.
- John Solomon and Alison Spann of thehill.com reported a previously unknown connection between Australian diplomat Alexander Downer and the Clinton Foundation. The Democrats have insisted that Downer’s conversation with Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos at a London bar in April 2016 triggered the FBI’s Russia investigation. Papadopoulos had previously been told by a contact with connections to the Russian government that they had “dirt” on Clinton in the form of emails. Downer passed this information on to the FBI in June and the FBI opened their investigation the following month. This became the Democrat’s “official reason” why the FBI opened the Russia counterintelligence probe and the “evidence” used in their application for a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page.
It turns out that Downer had a previous connection to the Clinton’s. He had helped facilitate the Australian government’s $25 million contribution to the Clinton Foundation.
“Downer and former President Clinton jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2006 that spread out the grant money over four years for a project to provide screening and drug treatment to AIDS patients in Asia.”
Were the Australians thinking that Hillary Clinton might become the US President in 2008? With the contribution being spread over a four-year period, Hillary would presumably be in office before the final payment was made.
Democrats vehemently deny that Christopher Steele’s phony Trump dossier, paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign, provided the evidence the FBI cited to obtain a FISA warrant to investigate Trump campaign advisor Carter Page, as both the Nunes Memo and the Grassley-Graham letter claimed.
- We have also just learned that, during the FBI’s investigation into Hillary’s private server, evidence of possible abnormalities in the system’s metadata was detected, indicating it may have been hacked. This information was brought to the attention of FBI official Peter Strzok, who ignored it. Strzok’s decision to disregard this significant new development in the case, due to his uncontrollable and unbridled political bias, was a crime.
- The Nunes Memo, corroborated by the Graham-Grassley criminal referral letter, makes clear the fact that the FBI used Christopher Steele’s unverified dossier as evidence to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Director of the FBI, admitted this in his December 2017 testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. When former FBI Director James Comey was questioned about the veracity of the allegations in the memo, he responded that they had worked with Steele in the past and found him to be reliable.
- The FBI claimed in its application for a FISA warrant that an article written by Michael Isikoff for yahoo.com corroborated the conclusions of the Steele dossier. The FBI had an agreement with Steele that his report and its findings were to remain confidential. Instead, Steel tried to shop his story around to several media organizations. Isikoff’s source for his yahoo.com article was Christopher Steele. Steele admitted this, under oath, to a London court.
Following the release of the Nunes Memo, it was reported that Michael Isikoff, when he learned that the FBI used his story to obtain the warrant, was surprised that his article was used to corroborate Steele’s dossier because Steele and his dossier were the sources of his article. Isikoff publicly explained the circumstances of his meeting with Steele. (Meeting took place in September 2016, the month before the FBI obtained the FISA warrant.)
“One reason that kind of stuns me obviously is the information I got from Christopher Steele was information that the FBI already had,” Isikoff said.
Isikoff said he was introduced to Steele by Glenn Simpson, the former journalist who founded the research firm, Fusion GPS, who invited him to meet a “secret source” at a Washington restaurant.
“Glenn had booked a private room upstairs so that no one would see us,” Isikoff recalled. “During the hour or so we talked that day, Steele tells me an amazing story — how one of Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisers, Carter Page, had flown to Moscow and had private talks with close associates of Vladimir Putin about lifting U.S. sanctions against Russia.”
“And Steele tells me something else that day that gets my attention: He’s taken this information to the FBI and the bureau is very interested,” Isikoff continued. “Why were they interested? What did the bureau know that would prompt them to take the extraordinary step to launch an investigation into an adviser of the Republican nominee for president?”
It’s kind of unbelievable that the FBI would use an article found on yahoo.com to corroborate their claims, especially when the talking points in Steele’s dossier matched those in Isikoff’s story.
- The anti-Trump bias in the Obama-era FBI and DOJ was completely out of control. The text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are but one example of the intensity of the elites’ hatred of Trump. A book could be written about this.
- On February 16th, Robert Mueller Indicted 13 Russians for interfering in our 2016 election. In a post at the time, I argued that the charges appeared to have been “cherry-picked” by Mueller’s team. Curiously, they were not charged, under the applicable statute, as foreign agents engaging in political activities without registering, as would have been expected. Instead, they were charged with conspiracy to defraud the US, wire and bank fraud and identity theft. They did this because, if the Russians were charged appropriately, as foreign agents engaging in political activities without registering, then Christopher Steele, who met all three criteria for this crime, could also be charged. He is an agent of a foreign country, who engaged in political activities without registering. Section 2 of the statute states “it is a crime to “solicit, accept, or receive” such a contribution from a foreign national.” If Steele were to be indicted for the first part of the statute, then by extension, those who hired him and those who paid him could also be charged. Since this group would include the Clinton Campaign, the DNC, Fusion GPS and the law firm of Perkins, Coie, Mueller sought to prevent the firestorm that he knew would ensue by avoiding this specific charge.
- As we have heard repeatedly, James Comey wrote the Hillary Clinton exoneration letter two months before the end of the FBI’s investigation into her use of a private server during her tenure as Secretary of State. The FBI had not even interviewed many key witnesses, including Clinton herself. Peter Strzok, who edited the statement, changed Comey’s description of Clinton’s actions from “grossly negligent” to “extremely reckless” to avoid charges under the appropriate statute.
- The Clinton Foundation provided a means for Bill and Hillary Clinton to enrich themselves. Until Hillary’s stunning 2016 loss, governments, corporations and wealthy individuals from around the world made charitable donations and also paid them both exorbitant speaking fees (especially Bill) to incur favor with the expected future US President. And, of course, we can’t forget about how Hillary was willing to give the Russians control over 20% of US uranium reserves for a price.
- Hillary Clinton had rigged the Democratic Primary against Bernie Sanders. Donna Brazile, lifelong Democratic operator, in her book “Hacks: The Inside Story,” chronicles the steps Hillary took to gain control of the DNC. She then used her power to ensure she won the Democratic presidential nomination.
- And, of course, we can’t forget about the involvement of Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal, who even Barack Obama singled out, prior to offering Hillary the Secretary of State position, as someone who he would not allow on her staff. Although she agreed not to include Blumenthal in her State Department, he remained one of Hillary’s closest confidantes as his hacked emails indicate. Among his many unlawful activities, “Blumenthal funneled information to Christopher Steele through the State Department”.
Mueller knows all of this information and more. He also understands by now that he will not find evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians, which was the reason for his appointment. It’s likely that Mueller recognizes this is a bogus investigation. Similarly, FBI official Peter Strzok is aware of it. We learned this when his texts were published. He said he did not want to be a part of the Carter Page investigation because, “there was no there, there.”
This list is by no means complete. The Clintons’ corruption runs deep. Hopefully, it will all be revealed.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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