Monday, October 23, 2017

"Leave the 5th"

Trump took to Twitter to suggest "THE golden shower dossier" mighty have been paid for by the FBI, Russia, the Democratic Party, Sesame Street, or a combination of them. Trump’s tweet came after two officials with the intelligence firm that commissioned the dossier appeared before the House intelligence committee but took the 5th.

The 35-page dossier is a collection of memos concerning Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. It claims that Russia had been supporting Trump for at least five years.

It says his campaign accepted Russian information on his opponents. More specifically, it alleges contact between Russian officials and Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen helped facilitate the arrangements.

When the dossier was published by Buzzfeed News in January, there were more salacious allegations revealed.

The Kremlin is said to have been successful in that its FSB spy agency possesses a video of Trump requesting prostitutes to urinate on a bed while staying in a Moscow hotel room once occupied by the former president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama.

“Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th,” Trump tweeted. “Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?”

Actually, the Washington-based firm Fusion GPS commissioned former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele to produce the dossier during the 2016 election campaign.

Apparently, Steele contacted the FBI with his findings in October (before the November election). Nobody in the FBI thought voters were foolish enough to elect a clown like Trump! P.T. Barnum never worked for the FBI.

A summary of the dossier’s findings was provided to both Trump and President Barack Obama ahead of January’s ‘record’ presidential inauguration. Trump labeled the dossier “discredited” and “fake,” but investigators looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election have been taking it more seriously.

Earlier this month, the investigation into the dossier had been taken up by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The former FBI director’s team has also met with Steele.

Some aspects of the so-called pee-tape dossier have been corroborated.

Suggesting that a federal intelligence service coordinated with a foreign power to produce a dossier about him is just Trump’s latest unsubstantiated accusation.

Notably, he has also claimed that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election and that then-President Barack Obama wire tapped his residence at Trump Tower.

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