Every outlet with a staff member who got out of bed this morning is reporting on how President Donald Trump dropped the bombshell in terms of the memo. What really needs to be noted is, as Breitbart News shows us, Peter Steele who helped craft the dossier was fired from his job as a source. They write that “the FBI or the DOJ did not disclose this connection in the application for the FISA warrant, even though Bruce Ohr worked ‘closely’ with Deputy Attorney Generals Sally Yates and then Rod Rosenstein.” This needs to be shouted from the rooftops, written in the sky, and tattooed on our foreheads so that we really get the point!
We are even told that the very “political origins” of the DNC crafted dossier, which has dogged the White House since he first sat down at the presidential desk, “were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials.” This, too, highlights that the whole matter is every bit the “witch hunt” that Mr. Trump accused it of being from its very infancy!
Why were they connections not put out in the open if fairness and justice were the real concerns, as was the claim? Could it be that those behind this felt so self-righteous that they found it to be morally justified to slander an innocent leader? That certainly seems to be the case.
We hear today that the FISA application did say that former British spy, Christopher Steele, provided information that made it into the dossier. That too has reddened the hackles of more than few Trump supporters in D.C. and elsewhere.
It gets worse, too. Breitbart also tells us that “Perkins Coie — the law firm for the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee hosted a meeting with Steele.” If Mr. Trump buys a shot of vodka, it is called a “Russian connection,” yet we are supposed to believe that this meeting was not crafted with ill intent towards the White House.
We learn that Steele was trusted by many important people despite being “suspended and then terminated” as an F.B.I. source. This English source was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president,” according to the memo.
Even if someone were to really dislike Mr. Trump to the maximum, who among even that crowd could condone this?
It is hard to overstate just what this means. The entire narrative that has been put forth against Donald Trump on a legal basis has just collapsed. We kept hearing again and again that there is nothing to see here, move on.
Well, there is a lot to see, something that everyone who takes the time to read the memo will soon know.