During an appearance, Friday on Fox News’ “Hannity,” House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa dropped a potentially earth-shattering truth bomb about the Russian collusion narrative.
According to the California congressmen, the real colluders may very well be the Democrat National Committee and failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton.
How so? Because they funded the debunked dossier that the Obama administration had used to obtain a potentially illegal warrant on President Donald Trump’s election campaign.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 26, 2017
Though the dossier was reportedly pieced together by former British special agent Christopher Steele, Issa suspects the document’s real sources may be Russian operatives.
“Christopher Steele hasn’t been in Russia in 20 years, so even the people, the unknown people responsible for it could easily, easily have in fact been agents of the Russian government, which would mean that Hillary Clinton is the one guilty of the so-called ‘collusion,'” he said Friday.
He issued the surprising declaration while speaking with Fox host Sean Hannity and his guests about disgraced former FBI Director James Comey’s closed-door testimony earlier Friday to Congress.
Listen to the first part of the discussion below:
During the hearing, Comey admitted that when the Obama administration attached the dossier to its FISA warrant request, it did so without having first verified the document.
“The towering ex-FBI boss confessed that the FBI had not corroborated much of the Steele dossier before it was submitted as evidence to a secret court to support a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the final weeks of the election,” John Solomon of The Hill reported.
Yet Comey continued to stand by the dossier Friday, telling Congress that the administration obtained it “from a reliable source with a track record.”
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) December 8, 2018
But according to political strategist Mark Penn, the very notion that the salacious claims and outright fabrications contained in the dossier are in any way legitimate is preposterous.
“I typically urge all Americans to read the dossier, because anyone who actually reads the dossier understands that it’s a joke document,” he said. “It’s a document filled with nonsense that couldn’t possibly be true, that almost reads like an April fool’s joke.”
This matters because special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into unproven collusion between President Donald Trump and Russian officials is based partly on the dossier.
“Now that we’ve spent, you know, $30 million, you know, investigated almost everyone in the campaign, the Administration, there’s still no evidence of anything that one would call collusion and certainly not related to the individual case,” Penn continued.
He added that this investigation that was launched because of the dossier’s lies has since been used to attack the president’s associates for alleged crimes completely unrelated to collusion.
Listen to the second part of the discussion below:
Political commentator Tammy Bruce concurred with Penn’s assessment and noted that what’s been happening bodes very badly for not just the president but all Americans.
“This is why we’re nervous when there’s more regulations and laws. We wake up as Americans and we’re breaking some kind of a law. But then it’s selective how it gets applied,” she said.
To Issa, Hannity, Penn and Bruce, it all feels like a scam — one that was perpetrated by the Democrats (and with the help of Russian operatives) for the purposes of either preventing Trump from winning the presidential election or serving as an “insurance policy” in case he did win.
And if such nefarious tactics are being used to destroy the president, anybody could be at risk.
“[T]he American people see this fraud, this hoax being unleashed on people in Washington,” Bruce continued. “We experience it also at the local level in our daily lives, whether it’s the disenfranchised, people of this is a chilling event. Americans recognize it and don’t like it.”
Americans certainly don’t:
Where is the Russian collusion?! Mueller & Co are overstepping by far their mandate. They delegitimize the investigation. Shut it down! And appoint a real Special counsel to investigate the political witch hunt & abuse of power! Start drawing the Swamp!
— Matthew 28:20 (@VictorVeritaus) December 9, 2018
Clinton New Network desperate to find Russian Collusion against President but Mueller will come up with nothing. Mueller probe is a waste of taxpayer money. Can’t wait for CNN to issue an apology for participating in the Clinton witch hunt. CNN lacks credibility!
— Cricket ?? (@AbsurdWeb) December 9, 2018
General Mike Flynn should get back every dime he lost in the Mueller witch hunt, as well as his home, and rehired with back pay as Trump’s National Security Advisor. He should be reinstated to active military status with full back pay. He did nothing wrong.
— Michael Kellam (@MichaelKellam13) December 9, 2018
I don’t know about anything – except that we needed to spy on @realDonaldTrump in order to begin the Mueller Witch Hunt to overturn the election.@DFBHarvard @elam_christie @TombStoneBub @adriandt31 @SassySouthern10 @PoliticallyRYT @bethtcoast @4AmericanKat @al07107622 pic.twitter.com/oBRIIXS0bB
— Norbit Peters (@ItsNorbitPeters) December 9, 2018
Comey is a STONE-FACED LIAR! He’s told so many lies, he can’t keep them straight! The whole Mueller Investigation is a SHAM!
— SpookyLittleGirl (@kiatt001) December 9, 2018
The mueller investigation is a sham. Paid for by Clinton. You are insane. #shutitdown
— Jane Schipper (@JaneSchipper1) December 8, 2018
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