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In May, Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager, testified that she approved the sharing of debunked allegations linking Donald Trump and the Kremlin-backed Alfa Bank with the media before the 2016 election.
At the trial of Michael Sussman, the first person indicted by Special Counsel John Durham in connection with his Russia origins probe, Mook testified that Marc Elias initially briefed him on Alfa Bank.
As part of that decision, he told The New York Times that he also talked to then-senior adviser Jake Sullivan – now White House National Security Advisor- and campaign chairman John Podesta about whether to share the information.
‘I discussed it with Hillary as well,’ Mook said in court.
According to him, the campaign was not ‘totally confident in the legitimacy of the data’, so they hoped a reporter would evaluate the claims to see if they were ‘accurate’ or ‘substantive.’
‘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 added.
Afterward, they decided to give it to the reporter, he said.
‘I recall it being a member of our press staff,’ Mook explained. ‘We authorized a staff member to share it with the media.’
Now, a former FBI intel chief says he’s “convinced” Clinton’s campaign used “contrived disinformation” in an attempt to mislead Americans into believing Trump was working with and for Russian.
During an interview, Kevin Brock, the former FBI Assistant Director for Intelligence, said that he absolutely believes Hillary’s campaign used “contrived information” to concoct the BS Trump-Russia collusion hoax, saying that it was far more than just a “political dirty trick.”
“This is more than just political dirty tricks,” Brock said in the interview. “Political dirty tricks usually have some foundation in truth. But they just made stuff up.”
According to Just the News, “Sussmann, who has pleaded innocent and faces trial at the end of the month, is charged with lying to the FBI in fall 2016 when he denied he was acting on behalf of a client in bringing the bureau what turned out to be false allegations that Trump had a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.”
Durham has exposed recent evidence showing the Clinton campaign’s own researchers were skeptical of the allegation, which one described as a “red herring.”
Another campaign researcher said that at best, the underlying data could be described as an “inference.”
As Durham’s team revealed in the court filing, a journalist had told Clinton’s campaign research team that their Russian sources had called them “bulls**t” weeks before they approached the FBI.
“This is the way disinformation is really exposed, not by some contrived government agency, but by the evidence presented in court that gets at the truth of what happened,” Brock said in reference to Durham’s recent evidence court filings.
“What Durham is methodically doing, is laying out a case that the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democrat Party used contrived disinformation in a conspiracy, in a conspiratorial way, to deceive the American voter ahead of the election,” Brock added.
“This is much more than an attorney for the Clinton campaign lying to the FBI,” Brock argued. “He is using this charge to expose a larger story, a larger narrative.”
Durham “called it a joint venture of conspiratorial actions that contrived information,” Brock said, in reference to recent court filings by the special counsel. “… Certainly the American people were defrauded.”
“I think that disinformation is in the eye of the beholder,” he continued.
“I think most people suspect that all of this information will be information promulgated by one political party rather than the other. And so the danger of a governance board like this is that it will be beholden to the party that’s in power in government at that time to silence or mute opposition viewpoints.”
“Now, DHS, the secretary has gone to great lengths to say ‘No, we’re just interested in countering Russian disinformation or Chinese disinformation on social media platforms,” Brock added. “But it’s something that should be treated, and I think we are looking at it as something to be wary of.”
As Biden and Kamala are doing horrible in the polls and many are saying that the former should not run for president again, Hillary is back in the news. Some are saying it’s her time… again.
Last month during a lunch with a journalist Hillary stated “We are standing on the precipice of losing our democracy, and everything that everybody else cares about then goes out the window. Look, the most important thing is to win the next election. The alternative is so frightening that whatever does not help you win should not be a priority.”
She lamented about the 2016 election, “It’s really remarkable how often I’m told stories like that and how often I’m reading something like a work of fiction set in modern times and 2016 is a traumatic event — it’s almost eschatological. It is a break in history. It’s such a piece of unfinished business.”