Robert Mueller’s collusion investigation is on the ropes.
One year of digging has yielded no indictments against Trump associates for conspiring with Russia or any evidence of collusion.
Now, one bombshell book just destroyed his entire case.
Liberal journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s book “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump” is an odd work to debunk Mueller’s investigation.
But their reporting shows the shaky foundation the collusion story rests upon.
There is no doubt the Christopher Steele dossier was a key piece of evidence the Obama administration used to launch the collusion narrative and obtain a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
The Clinton campaign laundered payments to a foreign spy through Fusion GPS to put together the dossier during the heat of the 2016 campaign.
Steele colluded with Russian sources to put together the dossier which alleged Trump associates Carter Page, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen engaged in clandestine activities with Russia intelligence to help rig the 2016 election.
But Isikoff and Corn’s book casts doubt on the truthfulness of Steele’s sources.
According to Steele, ‘Source E’ reported:
“Speaking in confidence to a compatriot in late July 2016, Source E, an ethnic Russian close associate of Republican US presidential candidate Donald TRUMP, admitted that there was a well-developed conspiracy of co-operation between them and the Russian leadership,” reads the dossier.
“This was managed on the TRUMP side by the Republican candidate’s campaign manager, Paul MANAFORT, who was using foreign policy advisor, Carter PAGE, and others as intermediaries.”
They write that Sergei Millian – a Belarusian businessman – who was Source E in the dossier was an unreliable informant.
Corn and Isikoff wrote “Had Millian made something up or repeated rumors he had heard from others to impress Steele’s collector? Simpson had his doubts. He considered Millian a big talker.”
Source D – who also identified as Millian – told Steele that the Russians had compromising information on Trump in the form of a video of Trump paying prostitutes to urinate on a bed President Obama and his wife Michelle slept in when Trump visited Moscow for the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013.
Then FBI Director briefed President-elect Trump about this allegation in January 2017.
But this briefing was a setup.
As soon as it was over, the fact of the briefing was alleged to have been leaked by then Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to CNN.
CNN initially reported on the dossier’s existence and BuzzFeed followed by publishing the dossier in its entirety.
But even Steele’s benefactor doubted the credibility of the main source of his collusion allegations.
Without this dossier, there is no media story about Russian collusion.
The Russia investigation was initially said to be based on Carter Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow.
In April 2017, the New York Times reported:
That trip last July was a catalyst for the F.B.I. investigation into connections between Russia and President Trump’s campaign, according to current and former law enforcement and intelligence officials.
But when it came to light the dossier was the work product of the Clinton campaign, the origin of the investigation quickly shifted to George Papadopoulos and his conversation with an Australian diplomat.
The real origin of the Russia investigation was the dossier.
And it was based on sources that Fusion GPS did not buy as credible.
This undercuts the legitimacy of the Mueller investigation.
And it demonstrates why the special counsel has filed no charges for conspiring with Russia during the election.
It also validates President Trump’s claim that the Russia investigation is a hoax.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.