It’s not a secret that the mainstream media serves as the communications wing of the Democrat Party. However, this news is highly unacceptable – though not at all surprising. It is now being said that reporters ‘were peddling’ the most salacious parts of the “Trump dossier” to journalists.
From Daily Caller:
During the presidential campaign, Democrats “were peddling” the most salacious Trump dossier allegations to news reporters, a new documentary about the dossier revealed on Friday.
“People associated with the Democrats were peddling that story,” NBC’s Ken Dilanian said in a special report that aired on MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s show.
Dilanian was referring to the unsubstantiated claim in the dossier that Trump used prostitutes during a trip to Moscow in 2013. According to the dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele, the Kremlin had video evidence of the hotel room encounter and was using it to keep Trump in line.
“There really was no way you could prove it,” Dilanian said of the Trump gossip.
Dilanian did not provide additional insight into who the Democratic associates were who told him of the dossier’s illicit allegations so it is not known whether he was referring to the Democrats who funded the dossier or to Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm hired to investigate Trump.
The Clinton campaign and DNC jointly paid Fusion GPS for the project.
While Dilanian’s comment is not a complete surprise — the allegations about Trump were an open secret in Beltway journalist circles last year — it undercuts denials made both by Democrats and Fusion GPS’s founder about interactions with the media.
More on the dossier, via Daily Caller:
A new book out by Guardian journalist Luke Harding provides previously unknown details about the Trump dossier and its author, former British spy Christopher Steele.
Harding offers a sympathetic and largely uncritical look at Steele and the dossier, which was commissioned by opposition research firm Fusion GPS and funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC.
Steele’s 35-page report remains largely uncorroborated, and Trump and members of his campaign have denied the most salacious allegations laid out in the report.
While Harding defends the dossier against those denials, his book, “Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win,” does help fill in some gaps in how Steele compiled his anti-Trump research, which BuzzFeed News published to much controversy on Jan. 10.
Fake news is real.
Don’t think otherwise for a second.
Dems were either oblivous to the truth about the bogus dossier or just didn’t care and wanted lies to spread to the masses. Which is more likely?