Skip to comments.Anatomy Of A Fusion Smear (WSJ Exposes Dirty Tactics Of "Steele Dossier" Firm)
Posted on 09/02/2018 4:08:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Cleta Mitchell is a top campaign-finance lawyer in Washington, D.C. This year shes also been the target of a political and media smear that reveals some of the nastiness at work in the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
A partner at Foley & Lardner, Ms. Mitchell was astonished to find herself dragged into the Russia investigation on March 13 when Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee issued an interim report. They wrote that they still wanted to interview key witnesses, including Ms. Mitchell, who they claimed was involved in or may have knowledge of third-party political outreach from the Kremlin to the Trump campaign, including persons linked to the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Two days later the McClatchy news service published a story with the headline NRA lawyer expressed concerns about groups Russia ties, investigators told. The story cited two anonymous sources claiming Congress was investigating Ms. Mitchells worries that the NRA had been channeling Russia funds into the 2016 elections to help Donald Trump.
Ms. Mitchell says none of this is true. She hadnt done legal work for the NRA in at least a decade, had zero contact with it in 2016, and had spoken to no one about its actions. She says she told this to McClatchy, which published the story anyway.
Now were learning how this misinformation got around, and the evidence points to Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, the outfit that financed the infamous Steele dossier. New documents provided to Congress show that Mr. Simpson, a Fusion co-founder, was feeding information to Justice Department official Bruce Ohr. In an interview with House investigators this week, Mr. Ohr confirmed he had known Mr. Simpson for some time, and passed at least some of his information along to the FBI.
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WSJ Exposes Dirty Tactics Of Steele Dossier Firm, How Democrats and Their Media Friends Smeared Attorney Cleta Mitchell and the NRA
If you search for the article on Google the link might get you past the paywall. It did for me.
Thanks! I think this is really important, and I wanted you to know.
My friend knows a Senator, who knows a political hack, who knew some Russian agents, who knew, a political action committee, who knew folks at the DNC, who knew Hillary Clinton.
My source tells me Donald Trump was involved with Russians to steal the 2016 election. Well yes I know it all comes back to his biggest bitter clinger Democrat Nominee the world has ever known, but what the heck.
This is top level intel. It has the name of Trump, a bitter hack senator, spies, political figures, the DNC, and even Hillary Clinton in it. How could you go wrong?
And here we are my friends.
We need to destroy this disgusting cabal of liars. This is a conspiracy on a huge scale. Obama was stupid enough to think they could get away with all this treasonous sedition.
Now were learning how this misinformation got around, and the evidence points to Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS
This dirtbag really deserves a no knock raid at 0 dark 30.
Rosenstein’s Special Prosecutor scope memo is limited to POTUS and his associates. No Democrats will be investigated by the Deep State.
The democrat dolts and their wealthy backers weren't smart enough to stop and find a different approach once Trump won the election, in no small part due to idiots like Brennan, and they've way, way, overplayed their hand.
With Ukraine totally dependent on US and EU money for survival and Ukraine's main backer, McCain, gone there's going to be a line of songbirds forming at some US embassy in Europe with Ukrainians waiting to make deals in return for the documents and testimony they can provide.
That could be. I would suspect as much.
Didn’t get passed it but found this
Bigger than Watergate. Much bigger.
Obama, his bosses and their other underlings all belong in Pelican Bay.
I think Pelican is a state pen.
link to a related story
save for later
I don't think the victim of this one is likely to forget. From the language she used I think she's about to sue.
Getting involved in this Ukrainian stuff is, in my opinion, very dangerous. I confess that I dont follow this very closely and don’t know the players, but my immersion in the Slavic world in the US all those I knew were immigrants and/or refugees, some from Great Russia, some from Little Russia (Carpathians) and some from what is now called Ukraine - showed me that loyalties are very shifting and that interests are hard to determine. They all hated each other, even though they didnt even live in these places anymore. So theres historic stuff in which we should not get involved.
Also, theres massive corruption everywhere, which they seem to regard as normal, so nobody knows who to trust.
I dont know why the Dems have taken up the Ukrainian cause, but I think they should be careful and not drag us into this.
these guys gotta go, and soon.
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