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Was The Expensive Liberal Russia Dossier Really Just Old WSJ Articles?

While the left frantically searches for some way to keep their bizarre Russian collusion story from falling apart, those of us based in reality have some interesting things to report.

There have been a bevy of incarnations for this absurd tale being woven by the left.  The basic gist of the story is that Donald Trump is some sort of Kremlin double agent whose election was all a ruse by the Ruskies.  As bizarre as this alone sounds, there are countless pieces of varietal nonsense that come along with it, including one particularly salacious tidbit tied to democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

During the 2016 election, a company by the name of Fusion GPS was hired by leftist interests in order to scour the planet for dirt on the soon-to-be Commander in Chief for use by the Hillary Clinton campaign.  The final product of this clandestine and cretinous inquiry was a “dossier” that purported to contain evidence that Donald Trump was being blackmailed by the Russian government.  The Kremlin’s leverage on the business mogul was supposedly in the form of confessions by Muscovite prostitutes who claimed that Trump would visit them for lewd, unsanitary acts of bodily function.

This bizarre story has persisted, even though the dossier’s sources were never verified.

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…Or were they?

“Lee Smith of Tablet magazine has traced the origins of the Russia ‘dossier’ — the Democrat-funded opposition research project that may have laid the foundations for the ongoing Russia investigation — to several Wall Street Journal articles that appeared in print a decade ago.

“Smith writes:

“‘A Tablet investigation using public sources to trace the evolution of the now-famous dossier suggests that central elements of the Russiagate scandal emerged not from the British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s top-secret ‘sources’ in the Russian government—which are unlikely to exist separate from Russian government control—but from a series of stories that Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson and his wife Mary Jacoby co-wrote for The Wall Street Journal well before Fusion GPS existed, and Donald Trump was simply another loud-mouthed Manhattan real estate millionaire.’

“Simpson and Jacoby co-wrote a Journal article in April 2007, ‘How Lobbyists Help Ex-Soviets Woo Washington.’ In it, Smith notes, they identified Paul Manafort as a key player in introducing Russians to Beltway circles. They kept reporting on him over the years. When Manafort was hired to manage the Trump campaign, Simpson — by now running Fusion GPS — made him a focus of his research, and knew enough background information to build a plausible case.”

Not only does this blow an enormous hole in the entire story of this bizarre dossier, but it calls into question the credibility of every low life political hack involved in its creation.

Hillary Clinton’s team couldn’t discover these accusations for themselves after acquiring the supposed “dossier”?  They were too inept to realize that they paid a sizable fortune for decade-old Wall Street Journal bits?

Thank all that is Holy that this woman and her inept team did not end up in the Oval Office.

 

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