Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager Robby Mook testified in federal court Friday that the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate personally approved a plan to share allegations of a link between Donald Trump and a Russian bank with the media.
In other words, Clinton personally planted the seeds that would turn into the Russiagate narrative.
Mook’s bombshell testimony came during the criminal trial of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who special counsel John Durham is prosecuting for allegedly lying to the FBI regarding Russiagate.
Sussman reportedly handed the FBI data obtained from cybersecurity researchers at a meeting in September 2016 which was supposed to have shown evidence of secret communications between then-candidate for President Trump and Russia.
The FBI would eventually determine “those concerns had no merit,” the New York Times reported.
Former FBI General Counsel James Baker confirmed that in testimony Thursday saying the bureau found that “there was nothing there” after investigating the alleged link.
Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager admitted that she and the campaign had discussed sharing the ‘no merit’ story with the media with the belief reporters would dig deeper into it and then publish the story if they found anything newsworthy connecting Donald Trump with Russia.
“We discussed it with Hillary,” Mook admitted on the stand. He later added, “She agreed with the decision.”
Clinton’s campaign contacted a reporter with Slate, a far-left outlet, in the hopes that they would “vet it out, and write what they believe is true,” according to Mook.
The plan worked like a charm, as the story was published raising questions about Trump’s relationship with the top Russian bank, Alfa Bank.
What followed was a press release from Jake Sullivan, currently President Joe Biden’s national security adviser but serving as Clinton’s top aide at the time, in which the campaign further alleged links between Trump and Russia.
“We can only assume that federal authorities will now explore this direct connection between Trump and Russia as part of their existing probe into Russia’s meddling in our elections,” Sullivan said in a press release one week before Election Day.
Clinton herself shared a tweet with the press release. There never was any ‘direct connection’ however, but that didn’t stop the media from taking the baton and running with false Trump-Russia collusion stories for the following four years.
Further making Watergate look like a joke by comparison, the Sussman involvement led to what was essentially a Hillary Clinton-sponsored cyber break-in of the Trump campaign and even, eventually, the Executive Office of the President.
A motion filed by Durham in February regarding potential conflicts of interest with regard to Sussman indicates a ‘tech executive’ was utilized and ‘infiltrated‘ computers at Trump Tower, Trump’s Central Park West apartment, and at the Executive Office of the President.
“Tech Executive-1 tasked these researchers to mine Internet data to establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ tying then-candidate Trump to Russia,” Durham stated.
“In doing so, Tech Executive-1 indicated that he was seeking to please certain ‘VIPs,’ referring to individuals at Law Firm-1 and the Clinton campaign.”
The Wall Street Journal editorial board published a column Friday lambasting Hillary Clinton for greenlighting the fake news story tying Trump to Russia.
In fact, they said, Clinton did more harm than Russian President Vladimir Putin could ever have dreamed of doing in sowing seeds of doubt about the election and the 45th President of the United States.
“Most of the press will ignore this news, but the Russia-Trump narrative that Mrs. Clinton sanctioned did enormous harm to the country,” the WSJ wrote. “It disgraced the FBI, humiliated the press, and sent the country on a three-year investigation to nowhere.”
“Vladimir Putin never came close to doing as much disinformation damage.”
It is important to note that Clinton and her campaign would never have shared the fake news story if they didn’t believe wholeheartedly that a low-level reporter from Slate would run with it and, subsequently, the rest of the corrupt American media would echo the claims.
Former President Trump, prior to Mook’s admission that Hillary Clinton approved sharing the story with the media, had accused the Clinton camp of treason.
“This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution,” a statement read.
“In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death.”
In March, Trump filed a massive lawsuit against Clinton and numerous high-profile public figures over an “unthinkable plot” to create a Russia collusion narrative during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“In the run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts orchestrated an unthinkable plot – one that shocks the conscience and is an affront to this nation’s democracy,” the court filing reads.
Clinton and others are accused of having “maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that … Trump was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.”
There is little doubt that is exactly what happened during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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