President Trump is enjoying a moment of schadenfreude over the Russia collusion narrative that has now blown up in Hillary Clinton’s face.
“They’re embarrassed by it, but I think it’s a disgrace,” Trump told reporters during an impromptu Q&A session on the White House lawn. “It’s a very sad commentary on politics in this country.”
Trump said Democrats and the anti-Trump media have breathlessly promoted the Russia collusion hoax because they were sore losers about the 2016 election.
“The whole Russia thing, this was the Democrats coming up with an excuse for losing the election,” Trump said. “They lost it, and they lost it very badly. And they didn’t know what to say, so they made up the whole Russia hoax. Now it’s turning out that the hoax is turned around.”
The entire Russia collusion story has boomeranged on Hillary and the Democrats, who apparently did exactly what they accused Trump of doing. To this day, there is no still no evidence tying the Trump camp to Russian collusion — after a year of around-the-clock media and federal investigations.
According to a bombshell Washington Post report, Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid more than $9 million to bankroll the infamous, discredited “Trump dossier” that the Democrats used to promote the narrative that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.
According to WaPo, opposition-research firm Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele to look into Trump’s real-estate activities in Russia. Steele, who worked in Moscow during his days as an MI6 agent, paid Russian operatives to dig up dirt on President Trump. (Note to media: There’s your “Russian collusion.”)
The Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie — the law firm of Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias — a whopping $5.6 million (between June 2015 and December 2016) to fund Steele’s “research.” The DNC separately paid Perkins Coie $3.6 million.
Christopher Steele compiled the 35-page Trump dossier containing unsubstantiated allegations about his sex life designed to smear Trump but did not prove collusion.
The dossier was passed around to the media like candy during the presidential campaign, but almost all refused to publish it because they couldn’t verify any of the claims.
The “Trump dossier” was then used by the FBI to launch an investigation into whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia. So far, U.S. taxpayers have paid millions for an investigation that has yielded NO evidence of collusion by the Trump camp.
Predictably, Hillary Clinton has denied she knew anything about Fusion GPS’ collaboration with foreign spy Christopher Steele.
Separately, President Trump commented on the sweetheart deal orchestrated by the Clinton State Department (and approved by the Obama White House) that reportedly gave Russia partial control of U.S. uranium reserves. Uranium is used to make nuclear weapons. “You look at what’s happened with Russia and the uranium deal and the fake dossier, and it’s all turned around,” he said.
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