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Paul Ryan lets Democrats know the FBI is ready to turn over Trump dossier documents

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Ever since the U.S. presidency slipped out of the clutches of Hillary Clinton, the American people have heard ceaseless mainstream media chatter about a purported conspiracy theory between would-be President Trump and the Kremlin.

After months and months of speculation posed as “news” about the alleged ne’erdowells colluding to rob the presumptuous nominee of her last chance at the Oval Office, the floodwaters have burst and multiple stories have poured forth showing that the best evidence of collusion between the Russkies and a presidential candidate happens to point directly at the accuser: Hillary Clinton.

Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but some Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Obama administration officials. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

It’s a classic Democratic Party script: Accuse your opponents of what you’re actually doing yourself. It looks like it’s about to backfire.

On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that the FBI is now posed to turn over documents related to the Steele Dossier, a shoddily crafted “raw intel” document that alleged all manner of repulsive behavior committed by Donald Trump. As reported by Politico:

The FBI has agreed to deliver documents related to the Steele dossier to House GOP investigators, Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday.

The House Select Committee on Intelligence for months has been seeking information about how law enforcement used the dossier — which suggests Russians spent years cultivating Donald Trump as an ally and gathered evidence that could be used against him — to investigate Trump associates during the 2016 election. Following recent reports that the document was funded by the Clinton campaign, Ryan accused the agency of “stonewalling” and “foot-dragging” during a interview with Reuters Wednesday.

“The FBI got in touch with us yesterday afternoon and they have informed us that they will comply with our document requests, and that they will provide the documents that Congress has been asking for by next week,” Speaker Ryan said.

The scantily sourced, if not downright suspect, document made waves during the 2016 election campaign. Mainstream news outlets recently decided to break the news that the DNC and the Clinton campaign were involved in funding the “intel” document, which eventually was made public by Buzzfeed, without apology for the blatant disinformation it contained (such as notorious germophobe Donald Trump enjoying “water sports” with Russian prostitutes).

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Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks to journalists in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Veselnitskaya admits she met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 presidential campaign, but insists that she had no compromising information on Hillary Clinton to offer in contrast to what the email exchange released by Trump’s eldest son suggested. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

It is now believed that the Clinton campaign and the DNC may have broken federal election law by miscategorizing the opposition research as “legal services” attained from Fusion GPS; this is the firm that had a hand in publicizing the Steele dossier, and had connections to Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was part of an apparent honeypot operation offering “dirt” to the Trump campaign.

Fusion GPS has been dodging going on the public record before Congress. If these FBI documents prove to be of any value whatsoever, pleading the Fifth might not be enough to prevent the Trump dossier plotters from being brought to justice.

Kyle Becker

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