Sen Tom Cotton warned the Trump Russia Dossier is likely at best just a fabricated political hit piece and it may be much worse, court revelations as to the money trail will…
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Monday publicly questioned the veracity of the infamous Trump Russia dossier. He says he’s yet to see any evidence that the widely discredited document is anything other than a work of fiction.
Cotton suggested that the dossier, which was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele in conjunction with the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, could have been a creative writing product financed either by a Democrat supporting Hillary Clinton or by Russian Intelligence.
Cotton said, at an event hosted by conservative think tank the Hudson Institute, “I think you can’t give any credibility to it at this point, certainly not until we answer those questions, nor have I seen any reason to do so.”
The despicable 35-page long “report” contains 17 separate memos and alleges that then-candidate Trump is being blackmailed by Russia and that the Trump campaign colluded with Kremlin operatives. Of course there is nothing that substantiates any of the claims made and Steele, as well as Fusion GPS, have been extremely unwilling to cooperate with investigators.
Two Fusion executives pleaded the 5th Amendment last week in Senate hearings and the firm is fighting efforts by the House Intelligence Committee to obtain the release of their bank records, which would indicate who paid for the phony dossier and thereby their co-conspirators.
Senator Cotton also has his suspicions about the dossier’s credibility because virtually nothing is known about Steele’s supposed sources and sub-sources. Steele outsourced his Russia in-country investigative work to unknown third parties as his previous work as a spy in Moscow prevented him from entering the country.
Cotton said, “So for all our knowledge, we’re dealing with sources and sub-sources whose identities we don’t know, and for that matter who were being paid to provide salacious information, or if they are officers of Russian intelligence who were tasked to provide that information.”
Beyond who paid for the document and the relationship between its authors and the Democrat political machinery, there’s also the issue of the involvement of the FBI in the document’s creation, whether they paid for it and whether or not it was submitted as the basis for obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.
The indications of an effort to sabotage the Trump campaign by the DOJ and FBI in conjunction with the Obama regime and Clinton campaign get stronger with each revelation. The release of those bank records will tell us a lot, if a judge rules against Fusion GPS and in favor of Congress and the American people.
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