Let’s get one thing straight: the Russians are brilliant liars.
They have decades of experience in political and military counter-intelligence efforts.
So here’s a theory that hasn’t gotten much play yet until now: what if the whole Trump-Russia collusion story was actually designed by the Democrats in collaboration with the Russians to defeat him?
That’s the story playing out now via Erick Erickson by simply connecting the dots between the Dems’ opposition research firm, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Hillary Clinton.
And now the media are playing their part by using the collusion between Hillary, Obama and the Russians to look like collusion between the Russians and Trump’s campaign.
Someone, somewhere in a smoke-filled room is rolling on the floor, laughing out loud.
Here’s more from the Resurgent…
This will not get nearly as much coverage as Donald Trump, Jr. meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, but it does raise the issue of whether Democrats and Russians were as collaborative as the Democrats claim the Trump team was. There is a remarkably small degree of separation between Natalia Veselnitskaya and Fusion GPS, the Democrat opposition research firm that came up with the Trump dossier.
In 2012, the Russian government started hiring hordes of Washington law firms, lobbyists, political strategist, and others to get the Magnitsky Act repealed. The act, named for Sergei Magnitsky, sought to hold the Russian government accountable for the man’s death. Mr. Magnitsky was a lawyer who uncovered massive tax fraud in Russia. He was arrested, tortured while in prison, and died.
One of the law firms hired by Russia to work on repeal is Baker Hostetler, which also has ties to Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS. According to Senator Chuck Grassley, who wants Fusion GPS officials to testify before the Senate, Fusion GPS was also involved with the Russians over the Magnitsky Act. Senator Grassley’s office notes “Despite the reported evidence of their work on behalf of Russian interests, neither Fusion GPS nor Akhmetshin are registered as foreign agents under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA).”
Grassley continued, “Fusion GPS was apparently simultaneously working on the unsubstantiated dossier alleging collusion between Trump presidential campaign associates and Russia” while helping Russia with the Magnitsky Act. It also appears the FBI was willing to pay Christopher Steele, the former spy, who helped Fusion GPS compile the dossier.