It has been said it will make Watergate look like a bunch of schoolkids pulling a prank. IF, and I say IF, Trump holds the line and demands justice, this will unravel as the biggest criminal conspiracy to undermine an election in the history of the nation. You have to give the Clintons and their progressive buddies credit, when they do it, they do it good.
However, this thing is going to go badly for them. Not only is the Fusion GPS scandal going to pull open, the Clinton Foundation money laundering “pay to play” scandal will soon follow. I’ll know it reaches critical mass when CNN plays the headline “Clinton behind the conspiracy to defraud America.”
Chairman Nunes demanded and got from the long stonewalling FBI and DOJ the FD-302s and FD-1023s relating to the unverified, unverifiable, and totally discredited Steele dossier. These forms document interrogations and interviews by agents. Nunes now has the record of what Steele was asked by the FBI and what he answered. I assume that this is the predicate for establishing that the FISA warrant permitting the spying on the Trump campaign (and subsequent unmasking) by the Obama administration was not based on legally adequate grounds to get a warrant. Possibly, as well, they will show that certain individuals deliberately misled the FISA court (FISC).
Additionally, Nunes demanded and has received assurances that his committee will get access to eight key witnesses. The witness list includes FBI agent Peter Strzok, FBI lawyer Lisa Page (who previously worked on the Russian probe), and FBI general counsel James Baker (who has been reassigned). Also on the list are FBI head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap (Strzok’s boss during the relevant events and the man who Comey said decided not to inform the Committee of 8, who by law should have been alerted to the dossier-inspired investigation) and Bruce Ohr, a DOJ official now reassigned after concealing meetings with figures involved in the dossier.
Ohr will be key. I can’t see him allowing his wife to be run through the ringer as secret employee of Fusion GPS and probably part of the authorship of the fake dossier. In fact, if he’s smart, he’ll flip in exchange for immunity. Someone in that little cabal has to be the “guide” and point out to investigators “who did what- when.”
Since Strzok is the “Mikey” of the group- doing anything he was told to do, he will have to go to jail. His testimony alone will not be enough. He needs to be corroborated and Ohr can do that.
Now we see that the Clinton Foundation’s money laundering scheme may be under scrutiny too. That mess should be broken down into the rip off of Haiti and then all over things. Haiti will be easy to prove. Whether it’s criminal or not is up to the statutes available. But it is definitely a crime against the poor people of Haiti and that should be exposed.
What people do not realize is Fusion GPS is in court not just here, but in Britain and other nations. That dossier has bit them in the ass big time. A number of very rich Russians and a banks are suing Simpson for compiling the dossier’s “facts” implying they were involved in the collusion. They deny it and already Christopher Steele is throwing Fusion under the bus by saying it wasn’t his idea.
The three primary investors in Moscow’s Alfa Bank — Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan — filed a libel lawsuit against Fusion in October. Fusion’s dossier, written by former British spy Christopher Steele, says two of them engineered cash bribes to Mr. Putin. The dossier also implies that the bank colluded with Mr. Putin to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election by hacking Democratic Party computers.
The lawsuit describes the three billionaires as international businessmen who became “collateral damage” in Fusion’s war to destroy the Donald Trump campaign.
“This is a defamation case brought by three international businessmen who were defamed in widely disseminated political research reports commissioned by political opponents of candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election cycle,” says a Dec. 12 filing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
“The reports are gravely damaging in that, directly or by implication, they falsely accuse the plaintiffs — and Alfa, a consortium in which the plaintiffs are investors — of criminal conduct and alleged cooperation with ‘Kremlin’ to influence the 2016 presidential election,” says the complaint by the New York law firm Carter Ledyard & Milburn.
And through it all, the Clintons- once again- are skating. I’m sure as some point it will occur to Glenn Simpson and his wife they are getting shafted. At which point maybe they flip.
For the first time in a long time, I think the Clintons are hearing footsteps.