This is shocking.
In a court document filed earlier this week, Special Counsel John Durham notes how the 2016 presidential campaign run by Hillary Clinton led to mainstream media outlets using “unverified derogatory information” about President Donald Trump. These are what led to an investigation over the false Russian collusion narrative.
Days after Christopher Steele and Michael Sussmann, Clinton’s associates, went to the FBI in Sept. 2016 with information that would instigate the Russiagate probe, the campaign research firm also sent similar material to New York Times journalists.
“Gents good to see you yesterday,” a Fusion GPS executive wrote. “Sounded like you might be interested in some of the attached Russia-related material. These are internal, open source research drafts, as agreed, pls treat this as background/not for attribution. as you’ll see it’s all easily replicated anyway.” These were sent to New York Times reporters.
“Can also send you a [name]/Toronto memo once I dig it out,” the executive continued. “I’m skipping over [name] and [company name]. believe your guys have done that up … leave it to you to distribute internally, or not, as you see fit. don’t believe sunny isles/hollywood or panama or toronto have been touched by brands xy or z. amazingly, don’t think anyone has done up the trump tower poker ring story either. pretty vivid color there.”
This is only one of the messages that Durham has uncovered.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said on Friday that the findings are showing the connections between the media and the Democratic establishment.
“What we all suspected all along is that the Clinton campaign was really pushing this,” Jordan said. “And we didn’t know that they just made it up out of whole cloth. But that looks like exactly what they did.”