John Durham is holding his first criminal trial spun from his Russiagate investigation. A former Clinton ally is being charged with lying to the FBI. And boy, are some amazing details coming out.
Another former Clinton staffer, campaign manager Robby Mook, was brought to the stand. He was required to testify concerning the spread of false information tying Trump to Russia.
And this is who he said was behind it.
From Fox News:
Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook testified Friday that then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton approved the dissemination of materials alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank to the media, despite campaign officials not being “totally confident” in the legitimacy of the data…
“I don’t remember the substance of the conversation, but notionally, the discussion was, hey, we have this and we want to share it with a reporter,” Mook said.
The government asked Mook if Clinton approved “the dissemination” of the data to the media.
“She agreed,” Mook testified.
This is pretty huge. We know that false information accusing Trump of working with Russia leaked to the press. They reported on in after the election, which gave Democrats fuel to slander Trump all four years of his first term.
According to testimony by former FBI General Counsel James Baker, the agency had looked into the allegations and claimed: “there was nothing there.”
But that didn’t stop the media and Democrats from calling Trump a “Russian puppet” for four years, undermining his administration.
Now we know, according to Robby Mook, that Hillary Clinton approved of giving this false information to the public.
Mook, the former campaign manager to Clinton, claimed the team and party weren’t “totally confident” that the allegations were true. But it was Clinton who pushed to put it into the hands of a reporter.
Mook claims it was only so a reporter could “run it down” and find out if the data was legitimate. Yeah, right. They were most likely hoping a reporter would just report on it during the campaign, destroying Trump’s chances.
Evidence suggests this “data” was part of a larger plan to frame Trump as a Russian agent. This goes along with a “dossier” Clinton paid for, full of false information against Trump.
Many believe Clinton deliberately crafted this information to steal the election. This testimony throws weight at those claims.
Clinton wanted this information in the hands of reporters—despite its unverified nature.