(NationalSentinel) Politics: When it comes to feeding their always-angry, always-irrational base some red meat, congressional Democrats are never hesitant.
That’s the only way to explain why some Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee would read parts of the wholly discredited, unsubstantiated Trump “dossier” put together by a former British spy into the congressional record, as if it were legitimate ‘evidence.’
In a recent interview with the Washington Times, President Donald J. Trump was obviously fed up:
The unverified 35-page series of memos by Christopher Steele accused the Trump campaign of an elaborate criminal conspiracy with Russia to hack Democratic Party computers. Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, read parts of the dossier into the hearing record on March 20, as did three other Democrats, as he argued for a commission.
In an exclusive interview with The Washington Times, Mr. Trump was asked about this Democratic tactic.
“I think it’s a disgrace,” the president said. “The dossier has been totally discredited, No. 1. No. 2, Adam Schiff is totally partisan, as partisan as you can get. And No. 3, the Russia story is a fake story. It was made up so that they can justify the fact that Hillary Clinton lost an election that a Democrat should not lose because it’s almost impossible for a Democrat to lose the Electoral College. And not only did she lose, but she lost by a lot because I got 306 and [she got] 232.”
Referring to Mr. Steele, the president said, “He made it up.”
There has been no public official confirmation of any of the dossier’s charges against Mr. Trump and his aides.
Some liberal news sites identify Mr. Steele simply as a former British MI6 intelligence officer. In his dossier role, he was not an objective intelligence analyst, but instead was on the payroll of a Hillary Clinton backer, through Fusion GPS, to produce information that would injure the Trump campaign.
Trump was also asked his opinion of the FBI offering to pay Steele $50,000 if he continued his “investigation” into the Republican presidential nominee, to which he replied: I think if that’s true with the FBI, that would be very disgraceful. You understand that.”
It’s important to remind our readers that #nevertrump, GOP-hating media outlets had this “dossier” for months – months – before the November election, but they didn’t publish any of its details because no one could substantiate any of it. That includes U.S. intelligence agencies, by the way.
The idiots at Buzzfeed, led by editor Ben Smith, however, finally did publish the document in full, and now they’re getting sued out of existence for doing so. Also, the dossier author, Steele, has admitted key elements contained within are unsubstantiated.
As for the Democrats, they have made the accusation that the dossier is true and therefore have the burden of proof: Where is the evidence that the information in the document is valid?
If lawmakers could be held to the same legal standards as private citizens and news organizations, they would never make such statements because they, too, would face charges of libel and slander.