While the left may have once believed that their hope of pinning a Russian conspiracy theory on Donald Trump was only politically dangerous for the President, there is now blood on their hands.
The idea was somewhat simple, as are most concepts being floated about on the left side of American politics. The democrats would fund opposition research into Donald Trump’s alleged connection to the Kremlin in an attempt to dissuade American conservatives from voting for the populist candidate. The left had long insinuated that Trump himself was some sort of Ruskie double agent who colluded with Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 general election away from career criminal Hillary Clinton.
This sounds like nonsense because it is nonsense.
Regardless, the liberal left was desperate, and this seemed to them like the best way to unite their base around the idea of delegitimizing Donald Trump.
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Enter Fusion GPS – a firm hired by leftist interests to dig up dirt that would inexorably prove that The Donald was a Red Agent in disguise. What they attempted to pass off as their homework was an abhorrent joke of a dossier that claimed the Kremlin was actively blackmailing Trump based on his unsanitary requests of multiple Muscovite prostitutes. Furthermore, the entire dossier was reported in the mainstream media with unverifiable sources being the only sources obtained, completely ruining any credibility that Fusion GPS had.
Then, as if to add insult to injury, intrepid researchers discovered that this call girl gossip was noting more than rehashed nonsense from decades-old Wall Street Journal articles that were already thoroughly dismissed.
Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “no harm, no foul” – Donald Trump is still the President and the democratic party is still imploding, right?
Wrong. The Fusion GPS hoax dossier has already cost at least one of the persons involved their life.
“An attorney for the co-founder of opposition research firm Fusion GPS revealed during a closed-door interview this summer with congressional investigators that ‘somebody’s already been killed’ as a result of the publication of the anti-Trump dossier.
“’He wants to be very careful to protect his sources,’ Josh Levy, an attorney for Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, said during an Aug. 22 Senate Judiciary Committee interview of his client. ‘Somebody’s already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier and no harm should come to anybody related to this honest work.’
“Levy doesn’t elaborate on who was killed. The website BuzzFeed first published the dossier online last January, airing its unverified allegations about President Trump’s connections with Russia.
“The Levy statement was contained as part of the lengthy transcript of Simpson’s interview with committee investigators, released Tuesday by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein.”
This is a startling revelation, especially given the democrats’ already presumed involvement with the death of DNC Staffer Seth Rich, who was murdered in a “botched robbery” shortly after he was accused of being Wikileaks’ source for a number of insider DNC emails. During the “robbery”, Rich was not relieved of his wallet, watch, or telephone, and no arrests have been made.
Now, the Russian dossier claiming what we can assume is another individual life, it is undoubtedly time for the democrats to take responsibility for their actions.