The Genesis of a Political Tornado
Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, in his painstakingly researched book, “A Republic Under Assault”, meticulously unearthed the roots of the Trump-Russia scandal. He highlighted how Fusion GPS, an investigative firm, was hired to dredge up damaging material on Trump during his 2016 campaign. This assignment was commissioned by none other than the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The result of their efforts was the infamous Steele Dossier, which sparked a media whirlwind that swirled around Trump throughout his presidency.
The Weaponization of the Steele Dossier
More than just providing salacious fodder for the media, the Steele Dossier was used as a battering ram by the FBI against Trump. Fitton clearly establishes that the FBI harnessed the contents of this dossier – a document paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign – to justify extensive surveillance of Trump. This manipulation resulted in years of media coverage fueled by erroneous allegations.
The Inception of the “Crossfire Hurricane” Investigation
Judicial Watch shed light on the dubious foundations of the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation, which targeted Trump’s 2016 campaign. It showed how the FBI used manipulated information to secure warrants for spying on Carter Page, a part-time advisor to Trump. The agency failed to disclose that the underlying information originated from the Clinton campaign, a deceit of enormous proportions that undermines trust in our institutions.
The Rot at the Top
Judicial Watch’s relentless pursuit of truth revealed the shocking extent to which high-level Justice Department and State Department officials were implicated. These individuals covertly circulated anti-Trump propaganda directly to Clinton’s 2016 campaign. The evidence lay in plain sight within the FBI’s “302” interview reports with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr.
Christopher Steele’s Cozy Relationship with the FBI
In another damning revelation, Judicial Watch exposed the tangled web of ties between Christopher Steele, the author of the Steele Dossier, and the FBI. This relationship included payments to Steele for his services as a confidential source, further muddying the waters of impartiality.
Condemning the Puppet Masters
Fitton did not shy away from pointing fingers at the orchestrators of this political farce. He explicitly stated that top Obama Administration officials knew about the campaign to smear and spy on Trump, brazenly declaring on social media that “Obama knew. Clinton knew. Biden knew.”
Validation from the Durham Report
Special Counsel John Durham’s findings later validated Fitton’s allegations. Despite Durham’s unremarkable track record of prosecutions, his exhaustive report on the origins of the Russia investigation has proved to be a bombshell.
The Damning Findings of the Durham Report
The Durham Report delved into the underpinnings and conduct of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, and its revelations were startling. The report revealed that there was no evidence of collusion at the onset of the investigation. Furthermore, it disclosed that top Obama administration officials, including President Obama and Vice President Biden, were aware of a plot by the Clinton campaign to smear Trump with accusations of Russian interference.
The report unmasked the Steele Dossier as a baseless fabrication financed by the Clinton campaign, a tool cynically used by the FBI to target Carter Page. The report highlighted that investigations into the Clinton Foundation were deliberately quashed.
In the wake of these revelations, it’s clear that Clinton, Obama, and their cohorts played active roles in this deceitful game, betraying the American public’s trust. Their actions painted a false picture of Trump, manipulated institutions, and undermined democracy. Ultimately, it was a plot to seize power, cloaked under the guise of protecting democracy. The narrative spun by the liberal media outlets, which ran with the allegations against Trump, was nothing more than a smokescreen.
It’s clear that the integrity of our democracy and the trust of the people were brazenly exploited for political gains. It’s a sobering reminder that we must hold our leaders accountable, and it’s a call to arms for all who cherish democracy.