(NationalSentinel) Media: What the so-called “mainstream media” reported about alleged “collusion” between the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump and “the Russians” continues to fall apart.
An ex-British spy who compiled a “dossier” on Team Trump shortly after the billionaire businessman entered the contest said in a stunning admission that none of what’s in it has been verified.
What’s more, the ex-spy, Christopher Steele, has blamed the far-Left web site Buzzfeed for publishing it, despite the fact that its contents were unverified and that the dossier had been floating around in mainstream media circles for months.
The Washington Times reports:
Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the infamous anti-Donald Trump dossier, acknowledges that a sensational charge his sources made about a tech company CEO and Democratic Party hacking is unverified.
In a court filing, Mr. Steele also says his accusations against the president and his aides about a supposed Russian hacking conspiracy were never supposed to be made public, much less posted in full on a website for the world to see on Jan. 10.
He defends himself by saying he was betrayed by his client and that he followed proper internal channels by giving the dossier to Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, to alert the U.S. government.
Mr. Steele has not spoken publicly about his disputed opposition research project, but for the first time he is being forced to talk in a London court through his attorneys.
As for Buzzfeed, the site has been sued by XBT Holdings, a Cyprus-based company owned by Russian tech magnate Aleksej Gubarev.
“The dossier included libelous, unverified and untrue allegations regarding XBT, Webzilla and Gubarev. The lawsuits seek yet undetermined compensation for the damages suffered by XBT, Webzilla and Gubarev as the result of the publication of the dossier,” a statement from the company said.
Steele, in the dossier, accused Guvarev’s company of hacking the Democratic National Committee’s computers with pornography and bugging devices, the Times reported, adding that Steele, through his attorneys, said none of what was in the dossier was supposed to be kept confidential and not exposed by third parties (the media).
The Times noted further:
Mr. Steele says the ultimate responsibility lies with BuzzFeed, the liberal news website whose editor, Ben Smith, decided to post the entire 35 pages — memos from June to December — on Jan. 10 even though Mr. Smith said he doubted the far-flung accusations were true.
That momentous web posting sent Mr. Steele into hiding. He re-emerged March 7 in London, made a brief statement to the press and went inside his Orbis office.
The Steele dossier’s major charge is that the Trump campaign entered into an elaborate conspiracy with Russian agents to hack Democratic Party computers.
The Trump White House denies the charge, as do at least four people whom Mr. Steele’s unidentified sources accused of breaking the law.
Can the Left finally – finally – dispense with this Trump-Russia collusion nonsense and just admit Democrats ran a lousy candidate in Hillary Clinton?