Christopher Steele, the former British spy who created the infamous Russia “dossier,” which was used by the Obama administration to surveille and investigate Donald Trump’s campaign, has admitted in a London court that he was hired to establish a way to challenge the legitimacy of the election, if Donald Trump won.
The Washington Times reported yesterday:
His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London.
The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which handled the former British intelligence officer.
In an answer to interrogatories, Mr. Steele wrote: “Fusion’s immediate client was law firm Perkins Coie. It engaged Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election.
“Based on that advice, parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.”
The now-debunked dossier was used by Obama’s FBI to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants to spy on several Trump associates.
The FBI conveniently forgot to mention to the FISA court that the Democratic National Committee or the Hillary Clinton campaign had paid for the dossier.
They also used journalist ‘sources,’ first to leak the discredited dossier information to them, then use the ‘reports’ as a basis for the spying.
“The dossier, and rumors of its contents, circulated widely throughout elite Beltway circles both before and during the election. The document — whose main claims have never been corroborated — is directly responsible for claims about Russian interference in the election, which Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party, and the media have used to cast doubt on the 2016 election — just as Steele’s employers had allegedly intended.”
So, what they intended to do, they did.
They used made-up information, to get some possible evidence against the Trump campaign, and all of their lies and scheming has resulted in a couple of charges concerning ‘false statements’ to the FBI.
In what seems an outrageously arrogant moment of duplicity, President Barack Obama said, “I have never seen in my lifetime, or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place.”