WASHINGTON, February 8, 2018: The Washington Post is engaged in a weird kind of damage control. With the Trump/Russia “collusion” story falling down around their ears, the Post provided editorial space for attorney Jonathan Winer to explain himself. He is a former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement and former special envoy for Libya.
Winer used the opportunity to get out in front to explain his chummy relationship with the infamous Russia-colluding author of the anti-Trump dossier, Christopher Steele.
Winer admitted to sharing “more than 100 of Steel’s reports with the Russia experts at the State Department, who continued to find them useful.”
Russia penetrates U.S. State Department… again
Well, well. Was Steele’s cozy relationship with Obama’s State Department what first brought the former British spy to the attention of then-Secretary Clinton?
Winer adds that during the 2016 presidential election, Steele just happened to drop “disturbing information regarding possible ties between Donald Trump, his campaign, and senior Russian officials.”
Steele went on to tell the wide-eyed Winer that Russia was engaged in “active measures,” a term meaning “propaganda and related activities to influence events in other countries.”
But these State Department rubes were unaware THEY were the recipients of Kremlin “propaganda” and subject to Russian “influence.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s criminal referral of Steele says in regard to his dubious dossier, “It appears that Mr. Steele gathered much of his information from Russian government sources inside Russia.”
Election hacking hacks
It sounds like Russian intelligence plotted to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election in favor of its high-profile fellow traveler: Uranium One Hillary.
It’s also clear the Steele dossier’s salacious sexual allegations against Trump were to serve as a late election “October Surprise.”
Trump foils Russian plot
But Trump’s bigger-than-life, politically-incorrect personality so infuriated the mainstream media, their endless hysterical Trump attacks consumed much of the news cycle, overshadowing Russia’s plot while simultaneously eclipsing the Clinton campaign.
It’s hard to “influence” an election when no one is listening to you… and all eyes are on Trump.
Thanks to Jonathan Winer’s Post article and the declassified House Intelligence Committee memo, we now know the tentacles of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, through its cat’s paw Christopher Steele, reached into Obama’s State Department, Obama’s Justice Department, Obama’s FBI, and the community organizer’s Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
The Russians haven’t penetrated the U.S. government this successfully since the Democratic administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman.
But the election of Donald Trump foiled the plots of go-between Christopher Steel and his Russian and Democratic Party clients.
“Intelligence work has one moral law,” wrote the great espionage novelist John le Carré, “it is justified by results.”
It boggles the mind to think the Kremlin and Hillary Clinton’s desired “results” were all undone by a real estate tycoon turned reality T.V. star, who just happened to become 45th U.S. president.
Only in America.