Politics is dirty business, notably in money-controlled America, especially when media scoundrels operate as press agents for one presidential candidate over the other.
The DNC and Hillary campaign hired former MI6 spy Christopher Steele to produce his dodgy dossier on Trump – filled with spurious accusations and allegations, including phony accusations of Russian US election interference.
No Russiagate investigation was warranted. No special counsel should have been appointed. What continues endlessly is more evidence of Washington’s hugely corrupted swamp.
Former FBI director James Comey whitewashed Hillary’s criminality, failing to hold her accountable – serious wrongdoing enough to send ordinary people to prison with stiff sentences.
Ordinary Americans are held to one standard, privileged ones another, justice whatever powerful figures want it to be. Rule of law principles don’t matter.
Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz found evidence of FBI “willingness” to damage Trump’s presidential campaign when James Comey served as director.
In response to the IG report, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said it “destroyed the credibility of the Department of Justice and the FBI.”
On Friday, the agency released heavily redacted documents in response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit – revealing it paid Steele as a “confidential human source (CHS), along with funding provided by the DNC and Hillary’s campaign, saying:
“CHS confirmed to an outside third party that CHS has a confidential relationship with the FBI. CHS was used as a source for an online article.”
It “revealed (its) relationship with the FBI as well as information (it) obtained and provided to FBI. On November 1, 2016, CHS confirmed all of this to the handling agent.”
“At that time, handling agent advised CHS that the nature of the relationship between the FBI and CHS would change completely, and that it was unlikely that the FBI would continue a relationship with the CHS.”
“Additionally, handling agent advised that CHS was not to operate to obtain any intelligence whatsoever on behalf of the FBI.”
On Friday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said “(t)he anti-Trump Russia ‘investigation’ had Christopher Steele at its center, and his misconduct was no impediment to using information from his Russia intelligence collaborators to spy on the Trump team. The corruption and abuse is astonishing.”
Last January, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes’ memo revealed explosive Russiagate abuses, a scheme to delegitimize Trump’s electoral triumph and bash the Kremlin.
It named former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, along with former FBI Director James Comey as culpable parties to the scheme.
The FBI primarily used Steele’s dodgy dossier to collude with the DNC and Hillary’s campaign against Trump.
Russiagate should be called Hillarygate, FBIgate and DOJgate.
The witch-hunt investigation should be terminated straightaway, culpable high-level parties held fully accountable for their criminal activity.