Christopher Steele, former British intelligence officer in London Tuesday March 7, 2017 where he has spoken to the media for the first time . Steele who compiled an explosive and unproven dossier on President Donald Trump’s purported activities in Russia has returned to work. Christopher Steele said Tuesday he is “really pleased” to be back at work in London after a prolonged period out of public view. He went into hiding in January. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
Democrats started the impeachment proceedings in the hope of finding something with which to take out President Donald Trump.
But some of the witnesses are just not complying with the narrative at all. And in fact, they’re providing other information which is not helpful to the Democrats.
One allegedly key witness, Fiona Hill, just took a pick axe to the Steele dossier. She said she was shocked when she found out Christopher Steele was behind it because he was “constantly trying to drum up business.” Hill said that made him vulnerable to Russian efforts at disinformation.
From Daily Caller:
“Because if you also think about it, the Russians would have an ax to grind against him given the job that he had previously. And if he started going back through his old contacts and asking about, that would be a perfect opportunity for people to feed some kind of misinformation,” said Hill, who was a scholar at the Brookings Institution until she joined the Trump administration. [….]
When she read the report, Hill said she had “misgivings and concern that [Steele] could have been played.”
“I almost fell over when I discovered that he was doing this report,” Hill said of Steele, who she said she worked with from 2006 to 2009, when she served as a national intelligence officer.
Hill said she met most recently with Steele in 2016 and saw from those meetings that he “was clearly very interested in building up a client base.”
“And this is why I was concerned about the Steele report because that is a vulnerability,” said Hill.
“Christopher Steele going out and looking for information. He’s obviously out there soliciting information,” she added. “What a great opportunity to, basically, you know, present him with information that he’s looking for that can be couched some truth and some disinformation.”
Hill said she believed it was not right to hire a foreign national like Steele to get dirt on American politicians.
So you had that, Steele’s antipathy toward President Donald Trump, his own need to get business, Russia’s likely feeding him disinformation plus the Democrats’ interest in undermining Trump. You basically had Democrats not giving a darn about all this or about spreading possible Russian propaganda because it served their purposes to undermine Trump.
Then this was all weaponized to the media and the FBI, and used to help spy on the Trump team as well as get FISA warrants against Carter Page.
Intelligence experts have told the Daily Caller News Foundation that they have long suspected that Steele was the victim of a Russian disinformation campaign. Attorney General William Barr testified on May 1 that he was “concerned” Russians snookered Steele and the FBI.
Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, is expected to soon release a report of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including its handling of the dossier.
Not only has the dossier never been verified, aspects have been shown to be demonstrably false such as the Michael Cohen trip to Prague which never happened.
Hill said that one thing the media has been missing (as they pushed the Russia collusion hoax) was how the dossier was an effort to attack Trump.
“The point that actually hasn’t come out and, again, why I’ve been very cross in the media, is that the president was attacked as well, because the Russians sought to discredit him,” she said.
“There’s been a cloud over President Trump since the beginning of his presidency, and I think that’s exactly what the Russians intended,” she said later.
And it was the Democrats and the media who helped spread that cloud. But they apparently didn’t care if they were spreading Russian disinformation or how much it might hurt the country.