Nunes: The Russians Did Collude in 2016…With the Democrats
In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes said that there was indeed collusion in the 2016 presidential election and it did indeed involve actors from Russia. The only problem with the mainstream narrative, in fact, is that they are looking at the wrong party. Nunes said that Democrats were running scared from his controversial memo because they know a “counterintelligence investigation should have been opened up against the Hillary campaign.”
“We have a clear link to Russia,” Nunes said. “You have a campaign who hired a law firm, who hired Fusion GPS, who hired a foreign agent, who then got information from the Russians on the other campaign.”
Now we’re getting down to the nitty gritty. For the last few days, all eyes have been on the Obama intelligence community and what they did or did not share with the FISA court to secure a warrant. And it’s appropriate that our attention should have been focused on that, because it’s extremely important that we find out the facts. If the Department of Justice and/or the FBI lied to the court or omitted information that would have changed the outcome, then they illegally spied on an American citizen and that is a big, big problem.
But what’s flown under the radar is that even if the FISA court knew what they were granting the FBI, the Steele dossier itself may well be a piece of utter Russian trash. We already know that very little – if any – of the information contained in the dossier has been verified, even as we sit here nearly two years after it was compiled.
We love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but do you really think there’s one chance in a billion that if there was a “pee tape” out there starring the President of the United States, we would not have seen it by now? Come on. Let’s be serious. Do you really think that if Donald Trump had a percentage of the Russian state oil company, investigators would not have tracked that information down by now? To believe in the dossier is to believe in fairy tales. It might work in a Tom Clancy novel or a James Bond movie, but it doesn’t pass the smell test in the real world.
No, this was pure Russian disinformation and the Democrats either (a) fell for it hook, line, and sinker, or (b) chose to ignore the obvious implausibilities and use it anyway for political purposes. Either way, they worked with people either currently or formerly in the Russian government to sway the election – the exact same thing, in other words, that they’re accusing Trump of doing.
Worse, the Obama administration – either dumb or complicit themselves – used that same Russian nonsense to begin investigating the Republican who was smack-talking the guy in the White House. They did it because they thought that Hillary would be the next president and they could get away with it. Make no mistake, this dossier represents the Clintons’ dirtiest deed to date, and while it’s darkly hilarious that she STILL couldn’t win the election, their justice has come due.