In the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, the Democrats were working feverishly to dim the chances of a Donald Trump victory. This isn’t unusual, as American politics have long been centered around debasing your opponent with a the same fervor that you elevate your candidate. What was different this time around was the manner in which the left attacked Trump, attempting to shake the American people’s faith in his loyalty to this nation.
One of their more outrageous attacks came from the Steele Dossier: A portfolio of information dredged from the swamp of Washington insiders and mainstream media malfeasants that alluded to Donald Trump being blackmailed by the Kremlin with information regarding his time spent with Muscovite prostitutes.
The information was unverified and unverifiable, and was soon traced back to a series of rumors that had once been disseminated by the Wall Street Journal.
Furthermore, there was a very real belief that the entire thing was somehow being guided by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
That belief just received a little more credibility.
U.K. Court documents released on Wednesday reveal that as early as July 5, 2016, the FBI was aware that former MI6 agent Christopher Steele had acknowledged that then-presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton personally knew that he was commissioned to compile the now thoroughly discredited Trump-Russia dossier.
Notes taken by the FBI indicate that Steele was told that Clinton herself was aware that he was commissioned to create the Trump-Russia dossier which alleges collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, amongst various other wild allegations.
And that’s not all:
On Wednesday, a London judge ordered Steele to pay damages to two Alfa Bank partners for publishing “inaccurate or misleading” material in his infamous dossier, including claims that the banks funneled “illicit cash” to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The 57-page court ruling reveals that the FBI recorded notes of the July 5th meeting they held with Steele at his London Orbis Business office, where he handed the FBI the documents containing his unsubstantiated, largely-discredited anti-Trump charges.
The FBI noted that Steele had told them that his Orbis Business Intelligence firm was contracted by Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS and “Democratic Party Associates” to produce the dossier, but that he knew “the ultimate client were (sic) the leadership of the Clinton presidential campaign.”
Steele is also documented alerting the FBI that he was aware that Clinton herself knew he was commissioned to create the dossier.
What was once considered a fairly sleazy political trick in 2016 now looks downright swampy in 2020.
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