Outing Fake News: The “Trump Dossier”

Just before President Trump’s inauguration, a report was released alleging Trump collusion with the Russians. As proof, a sketchy media outlet called BuzzFeed leaked a story that claimed Trump and prostitutes in Russia were captured on video performing deviant sexual acts. The author of the report is a former British spy named Christopher Steele.
Steele was working with a group called Fusion GPS that does “opposition research” (which means they dig up dirt on people) and wrote the story for the U.S. intelligence community. The reason given at the time was to scare Trump into agreeing to receive daily CIA briefings. What happened is this completely fabricated tale became an allegation that made headlines for weeks, feeding the Trump-is-a-Russian-agent narrative.
Oh, and the video? It has never been found, even after two magazines offered $2 million each to get their hands on it.
FBI Director James Comey, an Obama holdover, has made this piece of fiction a cornerstone of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s supposed Russia connection. Fusion GPS, the group Steele worked for, is a lobby organization that seeks to advance Russian interests.
In a report by the British BBC, Steele admitted he thought his report would sway the election in Hillary Clinton’s favor. Because this is considered foreign interference in a U.S. election, President Trump’s personal attorney is now considering legal action.
Just before the election, the FBI attempted to pay Steele $50,000 to continue coming up with accusations against Trump, but because of increasing publicity of the dossier, they backed off.
At the same time, Comey stated the FBI was looking further into Clinton’s emails, suggesting they saw something that could spell trouble. But after less than a week, Comey essentially said, “Nevermind.”

That brings us to this week. Now Hillary Clinton claimed during an interview on Tuesday that it was all James Comey’s fault she lost the election (she also blamed Russia and general hatred of women).

Why this Matters: James Comey really needs to leave the FBI. He returned to Congress on Wednesday in his first public testimony since announcing the investigation of Trump’s ties to Russia. Now, Comey is trying to give the dossier “new life,” according to CNN. On Tuesday night, Trump accused Comey of giving Hillary a “free pass” in the investigation of her mishandling of classified information on her private email server, which is exactly what Comey did.

Pray that the truth about all things will continue to come forth and that God will judge all things according to His timing.

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