California Congressman Eric Swalwell is so invested in the debunked Russian collusion theory that first, he threw a tantrum following the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation last week and now he’s claiming that the infamous Steele dossier is a legitimate document.
He revealed so while being grilled Tuesday on Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum” about his continued insistence that President Donald Trump is a “Russian agent.”
Toward the end of the discussion, host Martha MacCallum asked him whether it bothers him that the entire Russian collusion investigation was based off the Democrat-funded dossier.
“Does it bother you that the Clinton campaign paid for a dossier to be put together by someone who had all kinds of ties to intelligence? It turned out to be not necessarily factual,” she said.
“Which part of it hasn’t been approved factual?” Swalwell replied.
“Are you serious?” MacCallum replied incredulously.
He was serious. MacCallum responded by pointing out some of the dossier’s many flaws.
“For one thing, Michael Cohen said he never went to Prague,” she said. “There were basically a few main tenets of it. One of them was the salacious story about what happened in a hotel. None of that has proved to be factual. The meeting that Cohen supposedly took in Prague was also proved to not have happened. He testified [to] that under oath in front of Congress.”
The dossier alleges that Cohen visited Prague in 2016 to meet with Kremlin officials as part of a plot to pay WikiLeaks money for dirt on then-Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Cohen and his attorney, Lanny Davis, have repeatedly denied this spurious allegation.
The dossier also claims that Trump once paid Russian hookers to urinate on a bed that had previously been used by former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
Though not a shred of evidence has emerged to prove that either of these events ever occurred, Swalwell still seems to think they happened. He’s not alone in that regard.
“Now you accept what Michael Cohen said?” the congressman replied. “Because if you accept what Michael Cohen said about Prague, then I think you also have to accept that Michael Cohen saw Donald Trump talk to Roger Stone, where Roger Stone said the Wikileaks attack is happening. So if you are accepting that, then you accept that Donald Trump knew about the Russian interference campaign and that is the issue here, Martha.”
It’s true that Cohen testified last month that he saw Stone tell the president that he’d spoken with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about Clinton’s emails. But this has nothing to do with the dossier. Plus, Mueller already knew all this and still decided to exonerate the president.
Frustrated by Swalwell doubling down on stupid, MacCallum then concluded the discussion.
“You can be on record as standing by what was found in the dossier and I think there is a lot of evidence to refute that. … All I can do is look at the facts of what we have laid out in all of this testimony and take from it but I think any normal person would take from it,” she said.
The congressman clearly isn’t normal. To be fair, that appears to be true of most California liberals.
While the first part of the discussion Tuesday on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” wasn’t quite as eventful, there were a few slightly notable movements, such as when the host asked the abnormal California congressman whether he thinks Trump is an agent of Russia.
“Yes. I think all the arrows point in that direction. I haven’t seen a single piece of evidence that he has not,” Swalwell replied before listing his dubious evidence. “He seeks to reduce the role of NATO; that’s Russia’s position. He’s pulled us out of Syria; that’s Russia’s position.”
His evidence appears to be that just because some of the president’s policy positions align with the positions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, he must be Putin’s stooge. By that bizarre logic, if it’s found that both Trump and Putin like oranges, would that too mean the president’s a Russian agent?
Listen to the first half of the discussion below:
It’s almost as if Swalwell has completely lost touch with reality:
@RepSwalwell I just saw you on Fox. You are out of the reality zone. Get help. You lied about what you said on tape. You put spins in play versus answering the question. You are a disgrace and your voters must be as whacky as you. God help us.
— Linda Basili (@lbasili1) March 26, 2019
You are such a desperate person, a liar and so pathetic. Get over all your crazy ideas, please for America’s sake. You read such ugliness into things that come from your mind. Get help !
— Mary Borgeson (@debenegin) March 26, 2019
— Maria 🇺🇸 #MAGA 🇺🇸 (@pacsgirl36) March 26, 2019
— Clouseau (@InspektorClouse) March 26, 2019
Get help.. you have TDS
— Jpeters (@petersrj3) March 26, 2019
I saw your spot. I’ve never seen someone more insane than you. You keep going to the public with the same story and your claims of seeing evidence of collusion. You keep doing the same thing repeatedly, hoping for a different outcome. THAT is the definition of insanity. #MAGA
— King Reagan (@KingReagan41) March 27, 2019
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