Lately, the last week or so, it has almost seemed as if the Russia Hoax could disappear from public view, what with all the election related news and--especially--the mind boggling revelations of the Biden Inc. scandal. Nevertheless, I remain confident that the Russia Hoax will come back to take center stage. In fact, some of the latest revelations suggest that Durham may be wrapping the case up, tying up some loose ends in preparation for indictments.
For example, we heard for months about Durham's focus on the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA), the "assessment" that came out in early January, 2017, that set the stage for the continuation of the Russia Hoax and the justification for the Mueller Witchhunt. We've heard repeatedly that veteran CIA analysts believed that there was good reason to question the "assessment" that Putin was backing Trump over Hillary Clinton. And yet, we were told, CIA Director John Brennan ignored his own analysts to and combined with disgraced former FBI Director James Comey to frame a narrative that dominated much of President Trump's first term.
In an article yesterday that was co-authored by John Solomon and Lee Smith--two investigative journalists who have been on this case from the beginning--we learn interesting new information that sheds light on the origins of the entire Russia Hoax narrative. It also explains the reservations that the CIA analysts expressed. Perhaps most importantly, the new documentation shows that Mueller hid this information from public view, by excluding important documents in his possession from his enormous final dossier. Not to put too fine a point on it, it's evidence that Mueller perpetrated a fraud by hiding this evidence:
Memos show Clinton-DNC effort to tie Trump to Russia began as early as May 2016 in Ukraine, but Mueller didn't include in final report.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office gathered evidence suggesting that Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee launched a political "smear job" in spring 2016 tying Donald Trump to Russia collusion through the lobbying work of his campaign chairman Paul Manafort in Ukraine, according to memos that were excluded from the prosecutor's final report.
The evidence, reviewed by Just the News, includes information obtained by State Department officials from a trusted Ukrainian source, a private investigator's report, and an email exchange suggesting Tony Podesta — a Manafort business associate and brother of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta — tried at one point to slow down the opposition research project.
The evidence — which is additional to records showing the law firm for the Clinton campaign and the DNC funded the infamous "Steele dossier" given to the FBI — was never mentioned in last year's vast, two-volume Mueller Report, which concluded that no Americans colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.
The newly surfaced evidence bolsters separate intelligence reporting that Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe made public recently showing the Obama CIA also believed Clinton's campaign had launched a political dirty trick to "vilify" Trump on Russia in an effort to distract from her own controversies.
Recall that Paul Manafort joined the Trump campaign in March, 2016. Prior to that, Manafort had spent years as a political consultant for Ukrainian politicians, especially Viktor Yanukovych. In his Ukrainian work Manafort was associated with Rick Gates (who later pled guilty and cooperated against Manafort) as well as Tony Podesta--a high powered Dem lobbyist and brother of ueber-Clintonista John Podesta.
According to the source who provided this information to Solomon and Smith, Rick Gates became aware, as early as May, 2016, that the Clinton campaign was planning a "smear" of Trump using Manafort's Ukrainian ties. The smear would link Trump through Manafort to Vladimir Putin, and this smear would launched by the Clinton campaign's "ethnic outreach" group. What Gates learned was that the head of ethnic outreach was a female of Ukrainian origin. In other words, it was Alexandra Chalupa, a key player in both the Russia Hoax and also in the fake impeachment.
Gates, having learned of the planned smear, immediately reached out to Tony Podesta to try to stop it. That led to this exchange:
From: Rick Gates <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 23, 2016 at 23:34:59 EDT
To: Tony Podesta <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: DNC and Paul Manafort
Thank you. I will ring you in the morning. Think you might be in Europe. Or you just are no sleeping.
On May 23, 2016, at 2:39 AM, Tony Podesta <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Think I slowed this down
Sent from my iPhone
On May 17, 2016, at 9:09 PM, Rick Gates <email@example.com> wrote:
You will love this one…the American Polish Advisory Council.
On May 17, 2016, at 3:06 PM, Tony Podesta <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Sent from my iPhone
On May 17, 2016, at 12:27 PM, Rick Gates <email@example.com> wrote:
Thanks for your help. See the information below. I am not sure who the person in charge of “ethnic outreach” for the DNC is but seems like it that is the point person. Let me know what you can do.
Last Friday APAC had a meeting at DNC organized by their ethnic outreach office, presenting Democratic Party strategies for presidential elections. One of the subjects was a smear campaign against Paul Manafort, which will be launched in a couple of days. The head of the ethnic outreach is of Ukrainian descent and has connections in Ukraine. She was able to produce documents linking Manafort to Moscow during his time as adviser to Victor Yanukowych, ousted former Ukrainian president. They will try to link Donald Trump to Putin through Manafort's engagement and money trail of over billion dollars. This was a formal presentation on the part of DNC - I am trying to obtain an audio tape from the meeting.
I just wanted to share this with you to make you aware before they start.
Podesta may have thought he slowed the smear down, but interestingly it seems that the concept was picked up by Glenn Simpson's oppo research shop for the Clinton campaign at Fusion GPS. It was incorporated into Chris Steele's famous "dossier" reports. Thus, we read in Steele's report 2016/95 what amounts to the Russia Hoax in a conceptual nutshell, as later propagated by the ICA:
- Suggestion from source close to TRUMP and MANAFORT that Republican
campaign team happy to have Russia as media bogeyman to mask more
extensive corrupt business ties to China and other emerging countries.
1. Speaking in confidence to a compatriot in late July 2016, Source B, an
ethnic Russian close associate of Republican US presidential candidate
Donald TRUMP, admitted that there was a well-developed conspiracy of
co-operation between them and the Russian leadership. This was
managed on the TRUMP side by the Republican candidate's campaign
manager, Paul MANAFORT, who was using foreign policy advisor, Carter
PAGE, and others as intermediaries. The two sides had a mutual interest
in defeating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary CLINTON, whom
President PUTIN apparently both hated and feared.
At later points in the Steele dossier we find entries in which Vladimir Putin is said to confide what should be closely held secrets about Putin's views of the US election to Manafort's former client, Yanukovych, who was a political exile in Russia by that time.
The point is that Team Mueller had all this documentation, plus more--as Solomon and Smith set out. The implication is quite clear. The Russia Hoax originated as a "smear" operation of the Clinton campaign--one that has been thoroughly debunked and which Mueller admitted in his final dossier had been debunked. And yet this documentation--with it's direct connection to the Clinton campaign--never made it into the Mueller dossier.
Further, the CIA, in September, 2016--at a time when the FBI was in full fake FISA application mode against Carter Page--sent a referral to Peter Strzok in which the CIA noted they had come across information that Hillary Clinton had approved
a plan concerning US presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering US elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.
Which sounds very much like the CIA warning the FBI that Hillary was ginning up a hoax ("a means of distracting") pertaining to an investigative matter that the CIA--understandably but mistakenly--thought the FBI was taking seriously. That warning made no impression on the FBI.
Again, my guess is that this information--which appears to target both Team Mueller as well as John Brennan--was probably made available to Solomon and Smith because these aspects of Durham's investigation are complete. Those aspects being the origins of the Russia Hoax in the Clinton campaign (Chalupa's "smear", dating to spring of 2016), and it's continuation by the FBI and John Brennan into the Team Mueller operation--and possibly the fake impeachment. This should mean that Durham is ready to move shortly after the election.