Former Secretary of State John Kerry was aware of the salacious allegations made in the discredited Steele dossier about President Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential election.
Amid reports that former President Barack Obama‘s FBI used the dossier to spy on Trump and his campaign, new questions are being raised about Kerry’s role in elevating the hit piece throughout the bureaucratic ranks.
The left-wing firm Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British spy, to compile the dossier which made a slew of unverified claims contending Trump colluded with Russia to win the election.
Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid nearly $9 million for the dossier, which was full of salacious claims even the FBI has admitted it cannot verify or corroborate.
Given that Kerry took over as secretary of state after Clinton was let go, new reports suggest Kerry continued Clinton’s work and promoted the dossier at the DOJ and FBI to trigger the Russia investigation.
On Wednesday, it was reported that Kerry was briefed on the dossier in September 2016. Jonathan Winer, who served as the State Department’s Special Envoy for Libya at the time, compiled a two-page memo summarizing Steele’s dossier for John Kerry.
While media outlets tried to suppress it, congressional investigators learned last year that Winer met with Steele “at some point in Summer 2016.”
“I heard from Mr. Steele that he had this project related to Russia which implicated contacts between Russians and people associated with…candidate Trump’s campaign,” Winer said at the time.
Given that Winer is the second government official outside of the FBI confirmed to have met Steele in person to discuss the dossier, top GOP lawmakers believe top Obama allies promoted the dossier throughout the FBI and DOJ to trigger the Russia investigation.
But lawmakers have found the paper trail, and Kerry is now confirmed to have been aware of the dossier and what it contained. The Deep State used unverified research from Clinton’s campaign to launch the Russia investigation based on zero facts. Now we know that John Kerry was part of it.
Republicans are ramping up efforts to expose the utterly groundless dossier, and now we know another top Obama official played a role in using the dossier to derail Trump’s presidency.
Source: Daily Caller